MSAX: Modernism and Global Media: Vanderbilt University: November 13-16, 2008 Nashville TN


Modernism and Global Media



Conference Schedule


The conference schedule is now available! You can download the .pdf here.


Conference Overview


With the title, “Modernism and Global Media,” conference organizers wish to foreground issues such as transnational and international aesthetic interaction, Diaspora, media in various colonial and anti-colonial projects, war, global economics, migration, the Jazz Age, the Harlem Renaissance, and popular music as well as the ways in which global media shapes racial, ethnic, gendered, classed, and regional identities and affiliations.  Participants are welcome, however, to submit panel and roundtable proposals on any topic: the primary criterion for selection will be the quality of the proposal, not its link to the conference theme (capacious as it is).


Founded in 1999, the Modernist Studies Association is devoted to the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century.  Through its annual conferences and journal, Modernism/Modernity, the organization seeks to develop an international and interdisciplinary forum for exchange among scholars in this revitalized and rapidly expanding field.  This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by the Office of the Dean, Vanderbilt’s Center for the Americas, and various Vanderbilt departments and programs, including English and Film Studies.





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