<html><head></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">CFP: Modernism and the Weather<div>MSA 14, Las Vegas, October 18-21, 2012</div><div><br></div><div>This panel invites papers that
address the significance of the weather in modernist works (literature, film,
visual art). How does the weather become a particularly modernist concern? What
are the stakes of weather prediction, anticipated in the early part of the
twentieth century? How are meteorological events forecast, observed, described,
and interpreted? How might weather structure coordinates of knowledge and time?
How does the weather negotiate the terrain of the ordinary and the spectacular?
Submissions to this interdisciplinary panel might address (but are by no means
limited to) the ways in which modernist works renegotiate the pathetic fallacy;
the relationship between weather and affect; good weather and bad; the effects
of weather; the instability of climate; the politics of weather and empire; the
intersections of modernist studies and ecocriticism; the relationship of
weather and medium.</div><div><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:0in"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:0in">Please send an abstract of 300 words
to Louise Hornby (<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>) by April 1<sup>st</sup>, 2012.
Include your name, paper title, institutional affiliation and position, contact
information, and a 2-3 sentence scholarly bio. <o:p></o:p></p>
Louise Hornby<br>Assistant Professor<br>Department of English<br>UCLA<br><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><br><br>