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MSA 18: Modernism in an Age of Transpacific Reproduction

This panel invites papers that redefine modernist strategies, gestures, performances, objects, texts, and archives by situating them in and across the Pacific. More than a spatial or geopolitical category, transpacific networks have become concentrations of feminized and racially-marked labor under global capitalism.

How might this shift in the frame of analysis speak to recent critical work on the relationships between aesthetic modernism, labor, and capital? What political solidarities or antagonisms can be traced in and beyond the Pacific? What—in the exploding modernist archive—might be historically, aesthetically, formally, and theoretically specific to the transpacific imaginary? How might modernist aesthetics repeat, resist, or even transform existing forms of transpacific re/productive labor? And how might the transpacific be imagined differently outside of labor networks? Papers addressing these and other questions (including comparative work) are warmly welcome.

Please send a CV and abstract (300 words) to Tze-Yin Teo (tteo2@uoregon.edu) by 5 April.

Conference Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Conference Starts: November 17, 2016
Conference Ends: November 20, 2016

CFP Submission Deadline: April 05, 2016

For more information, contact: Tze-Yin Teo

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