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Modernism's Divided Selves: Politics and Aesthetics in the 1930s

This panel examines the consequences and possibilities sparked by tensions between modernist aesthetics and politics in the 1930s. We want to recover the political and aesthetic potency of modernists not typically regarded as political or not recognized as having commitments to social transformation. “Divided selves” not only refers to the psychological fractures experienced by modernists dwelling on the margins of public life, but also expresses our effort to complexly rethink -- both against the grain and on the surface -- the prevailing narratives regarding how modernist writers engage the socio-political. Proposals with an interdisciplinary or gender studies focus are especially welcome. Please email 100 word proposal and brief biography to zemgulys@umich.edu (Andrea Zemgulys). We are seeking 1-4 papers to either complete a single panel or to create a joint panel proposal.

Conference Location: Pittsburgh PA, USA
Conference Starts: November 06, 2014
Conference Ends: November 09, 2014

CFP Submission Deadline: April 30, 2014

For more information, contact: Andrea Zemgulys

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