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MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

In Andrew Bennett'€™s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide "€œstreams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon." And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on "€œliterary suicidology" more generally has not matched the subject'€™s importance to our field. This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.

Interdisciplinary approaches as well as proposals that concern underrepresented writers are especially welcome.

Please send a 300-word abstract with short bio to Aaron Botwick (abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu) by March 31, 2018.

Conference Location: Columbus, OH, United States
Conference Starts: November 08, 2018
Conference Ends: November 11, 2018

CFP Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018

For more information, contact: Aaron Botwick

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