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"The Spectacular Modern Woman"

CFP: "The Spectacular Modern Woman"

In keeping with this year's conference theme, modernism and spectacle, we are proposing a panel (or roundtable) discussion of Liz Conor's highly stimulating book, The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s (2004). Arguing that "it was specifically through visual images—spectacles—that women could appear modern to themselves and others, Conor coins the useful phrase 'techniques of appearing' to describe the phenomenon in which women self-consciously constructed themselves as visual spectacles.” Jane Garrity, whose review of the book we quote here, will chair the panel, and Liz Conor will present a response to the papers. We welcome any approach taken to Conor's book—theoretical, historical, transnational, pedagogical. We're not looking for a love fest but a sustained engagement with the book's arguments, insights, and approach.

Abstracts (app. 500 words) should be sent to Pamela Caughie (pcaughi@luc.edu) by March 1, 2012.



Conference Location: Las Vegas, US
Conference Starts: October 18, 2012
Conference Ends: October 21, 2012

CFP Submission Deadline: March 01, 2012

For more information, contact: Pamela Caughie

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