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MSA Columbus: Modernism and the Form of Community

This panel proposes to revisit the concept of community and treat it as a lens through which both established and recent trends in modernist studies might be redirected and refocused. For instance, following the so-called 'global turn', what modernist forms - political, aesthetic - might do justice to the scale of community: part and whole, molecular and molar? And just how large (city, nation, globe, planet?) and small (the individual, the mark on the wall?) does this form scale up and down? Or considering the 'affective turn': in what forms might the body's vicissitudes and cognition be reconciled with the conscious collective action of agents? And how do the more familiar loci of modernist studies - space and time, difference and identity, totality and fragment - return in such negotiations?

Interdisciplinary approaches welcome.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract with short bio to David Sergeant (david.sergeant@plymouth.ac.uk) by April 1, 2018.



Conference Location: Columbus, USA
Conference Starts: November 08, 2018
Conference Ends: November 11, 2018

CFP Submission Deadline: April 01, 2018

For more information, contact: David Sergeant

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