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Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism

The Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism

How does the “proximity of social revolution”—one of Perry Anderson’s criteria for the development of modernism in Europe—affect the aesthetic and political development of U.S. modernism? This panel seeks to look south to the Mexican Revolution and its aftermath (post-1910) to establish how it served as a crucial influence on U.S. modernist culture. Potential topics might include:
• proletarian art and aesthetics
• revolutionary narrative modes
• iconographies of revolution
• “permanent” or unfinished revolution
• violence and mass warfare
• expatriation and exile
• tourism, decadence
• gender of modernity/gender of revolution
• modernist communities and little magazines
• technology, industrialization, and the worker
• radical indigenous subjectivities
• anti-colonial and decolonial rhetorics

Please send 250-word abstract and one-page C.V. to;

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

CFP Submission Deadline: April 01, 2015

For more information, contact: Geneva Gano

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