Member Services

ASSEMBLING MODERNISM

Panel Description:

ASSEMBLING MODERNISM

As an aesthetic practice, modernist montage is premised upon the creation of multiple antinomies. In the visual arts montage creates a problematic related to of visual antinomy: the artifact's foregrounding of the act of vision while problematizing transparency. In literature, techniques associated with montage, such as juxtaposition, overlay, counterpoint, or cross-cutting, aim to disrupt narrative continuities in the service of a more faithful realism. This panel will examine contradictory impulses implicit in modes of modernist montage—cinematic, photographic, literary, painterly, archival, and journalistic—in order to explore how narrative and narrativity, vision and visuality, and tactility and abstraction in works of literary modernism, the visual and the graphic arts, and journalistic reporting become reconsidered through montage as an aesthetic, technological, bodily, and psychological phenomenon. The broader question this panel poses concerns how the indexical codes of the visual media and graphic arts and the symbolic codes of the literary medium become reciprocally translatable in their appropriation of montage.

Topics may include:
—how intermedial modernist works negotiate the antagonisms inherent to different media;
—how modernist works create multi-dimensional historical records to capture the experience of urban modernity;
—how modernist works negotiate the difference between the stark realities of everyday living and ordinary objects and the fluidity of perception and understanding.

Please send 200-word abstracts with short biographical information to:
Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva (irina.goloubeva@english.su.se) by 12 January 2017, 12 noon.

The date and the location for MSA 19 conference: August 10–13, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva,
Assistant Professor
Stockholm University
Department of English
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
irina.goloubeva@english.su.se


Conference Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference Starts: August 10, 2017
Conference Ends: August 13, 2017

CFP Submission Deadline: January 12, 2017

For more information, contact: Irina R Goloubeva

Back to Main Index