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MSA 16: Modernism in Contemporary Mainstream Media

How are modernist cultures, coteries, and spaces re-imagined in contemporary texts (considered broadly)? The modernist period, its arts in particular but its broader spheres of culture as well, has been an object of fascination and re-staging since before it ended–-and no less so in recent years, as evidenced by the popularity of Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Great Gatsby (among others). How do these recent reincarnations draw on their predecessors? What does modernism–-its art networks, entertainments, crime, wars, sexuality, scandals, political movements, scientific and technological developments etc.–mean today, as channeled by popular media? What opportunities and problems do adaptations pose for scholars? Approaches from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives welcome.

Submit a 300-word abstract and a 1-page CV to jpn12@psu.edu (Jennifer Nesbitt) by April 28, 2014. Inquiries welcome.


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

CFP Submission Deadline: April 28, 2014

For more information, contact: Jennifer Nesbitt

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