The inaugural Conference of the Modernist Studies Association will take place October 7-10 1999 at Pennsylvania State University (University Park). The title of the conference is "The New Modernisms," which speaks to the the variety of new developments in the field over the last several years. At our first conference, we will run sessions on topics such as the expansion of the modernist canon, particularly in light of recent concerns with race, class, gender, region, and ethnicity; the "postmodern" revaluation of modernism; the new interest in modernism, science, and technology; the reassessment of the socio-political contexts of modernism; issues of nationalism, imperialism,and colonialism; the marketing of modernism; the impact of new editorial principles and procedures; and new approaches to the relations among the various arts and sciences of the era.

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Questions about the conference can be sent to Marianne Cotugno ( or Sanford Schwartz (