[Msa-discuss] CFP for MSA Columbus: Graphic Eroticism in Women's Modernism (abstracts due 4/7/18)

Rebecca Walsh rawalsh at ncsu.edu
Tue Mar 27 16:28:57 EDT 2018

Please see the below Call for Papers for the panel Celena Kusch is
organizing and proposing, "Graphic Eroticism in Women's Modernism," for
this year's Modernist Studies Association conference in Columbus, OH
November 8-11, 2018. The deadline for abstract submissions is April 7. Feel
free to circulate widely.

Best wishes,

Rebecca Walsh

CFP: Graphic Eroticism in Women's Modernism

This panel seeks to examine graphic eroticism in its myriad modernist
forms. From the graphically risque or taboo to the textual representatives
of non-normative sex and sexuality in poetry and prose, modernist women
writers often embedded eroticism within their literary experiments.
With H.D., for instance, her letters describe trips to erotica shops in
Vienna to find pornographic photos for Bryher and the pressure she received
from publishers to write a tell-all memoir about her relationship with Ezra
Pound and other male modernists, while her prose and poetry codify
seduction and sexual encounters in less literal, though no less "graphic"
ways. This panel encourages explorations of the relationship between the
explicit, the erotic, and the graphic in the queer, straight, and mixed
networks of women modernists. We welcome papers that interrogate modernist
eroticism through a women-centered lens and that move past critical models
of "romantic thralldom" or gendered revision in their approaches to gender,
sex, and sexuality.

Please send a 250 to 300 word proposal with short bio to Celena Kusch (
ckusch at uscupstate.edu) by April 7, 2018.

Professor Rebecca Walsh, Ph.D.
Modernist Studies Association Program Chair
Co-Chair, The H.D. International Society
Associate Professor, Department of English and CRDM Ph.D. Program
North Carolina State University
Available from the U. of Florida Press, http://upf.com/book.asp?id=WALSH003:
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