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The Modernist Pause (MSA 19)

The richness and complexity of modernist temporalities are well documented, and recent scholarship increasingly points to the interdependencies of time and space. Yet despite the fact that temporal fragmentation and rupture pervade modernist texts, little attention has been paid to the intervals and pauses in which time seemingly stops. This panel will examine the modernist pause to consider how such temporal interruptions generate new forms and critical encounters. What does the interval of the modernist pause, caesura, or break generate? What does it disrupt or resist? Among other topics, proposals might consider the modernist pause in relation to narratives of progress, nationalism and/or globalization; textual omission and/or censorship; memory and mourning; sexuality and/or queer temporalities; technology and new media studies; or new materialisms.

Please send a 250 word abstract and brief bio to reckerl@miamioh.edu by January 27th.



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

CFP Submission Deadline: January 27, 2017

For more information, contact: L Recker

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