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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">CFP: Modernism and the Matter of Infrastructure<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">MSA 2018<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">November 8-11, Columbus, OH &nbsp;</span></b><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">“What does it mean to be stuck dreaming of infrastructure?” asked Patricia Yaeger in a 2007 special issue of
<i>PMLA</i> dedicated to the special topic of “Cities.” The critical possibilities that Yaeger’s prompt opens up—along with related questions and issue—have gained currency with the development of infrastructure as a focus of recent scholarly interest from
 multidisciplinary perspectives. A 2015 special issue of <i>Modern Fiction Studies</i> defined infrastructuralism and delineated modernist studies as a site conducive to this line of critical inquiry. The aim of this MSA 2018 panel is to extend the line further
 by pursuing a range of possible topics, including but not limited to the following:</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">graphic forms of infrastructure in modernism (elements of design,
 displays and exhibitions, visual culture)</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">interdisciplinary approaches to modernism and infrastructuralism</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">infrastructure and temporality</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">infrastructure and the production of space</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">the (in)visibility of infrastructure in works of modernism</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">ecocritical approaches to modernism and infrastructuralism</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">infrastructures of feeling (monumentalism, nationalism, the technological
 sublime, etc.)</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">rural/urban forms of infrastructure</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">utopian/dystopian renderings of infrastructure</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">the infrastructural dimensions of empire, colonization, and (uneven)
 economic development</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Microsoft JhengHei&quot;,sans-serif;color:black">﹘</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">the role of infrastructure in relations between modernism and
 political ideologies or the state (progressivism, fascism, the New Deal, regional planning/rehabilitation, global development initiatives, etc.)</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif;color:black">Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Ted Atkinson (tba34@msstate.edu) by April 1, 2018.</span><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">--------------<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Ted Atkinson<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Editor,
<i>Mississippi Quarterly</i><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Associate Professor of English<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Mississippi State University<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">PO Box 5272<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Mississippi State, MS 39762<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">(662) 325-3069<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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