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Modernism and the Revolutionary Animal (MSA 17)

Taking up MSA 17's theme of "Modernism and Revolution," this panel interrogates how writers and artists in the first half of the twentieth century conceptualized the role of nonhuman animals and/or the concept of animality in relation to revolution (whether social, political, intellectual, artistic, or identarian). What role do animals or animality play in shaping concepts of revolution? Does revolution entail a reconceptualization of our own animality? To what extent do revolutionary visions unite us with or separate us from our fellow animals? The preceding questions are just examples; many alternate formulations relating to the panel's title are of course possible and welcome.

Papers on literature, the visual or performing arts, philosophy, or any other field of endeavor within the purview of Modernism will be considered. Please send abstracts of 300-400 words and a brief bio (2-3 sentences) to coles@uwosh.edu by April 10, 2015.


Conference Location: Boston, MA, USA
Conference Starts: November 19, 2015
Conference Ends: November 22, 2015

CFP Submission Deadline: April 10, 2015

For more information, contact: Stewart Cole

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