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New Media and the Modernist Political Imagination


The tension between reactionary and revolutionary politics in modernism has been the source of contentious debate for decades. Today, this question is animated with new urgency by the widespread reactionary turn in Euro-American politics. Then as now, new forms of political organization and new ideologies emerge in tandem with new modes of communication, which make imaginable and even practicable reactionary as well as progressive revolutions in the social and political spheres. In this anniversary year of the Russian Revolution, we are looking for proposals that will address the imbrication of modernist politics (left, right, and other) with the new media imaginaries that emerged in the early twentieth century. Proposals may touch on media utopias/antiutopias, forms of mass politics, stylistic forms that engage with new media's promises of political transformation. Abstract of 250 words are due Jan. 7th to ampri@uchicago.edu


Conference Location: Amsterdam, NL
Conference Starts: August 10, 2017
Conference Ends: August 13, 2017

CFP Submission Deadline: January 07, 2017

For more information, contact: Aleksandr Prigozhin

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