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MSA 12: Modernism and the Machine

This proposed panel will explore modernist preoccupations with the machine in its various permutations. Proposed papers may address the tensions, both productive and antagonistic, that surface within modernism through emerging technologies and the social, cultural, or political networks they produce. Prospective panelists might also wish to consider how and where technology threatens to deconstruct and destabilize identity, allowing for the blurring of the boundaries between reality and fantasy, man and machine, self and other. Finally, panelists should consider how preoccupations with the machine anticipate and provoke twenty-first century responses and/or inspire new approaches to Modernist Studies. Papers that aim to be in conversation with the conference theme are especially welcome.
Please submit 250-word abstract and brief c.v. by 4/15/10 to amy.woodbury@tufts.edu.

Conference Location: Victoria, B.C., Canada
Conference Starts: November 11, 2010
Conference Ends: November 14, 2010

CFP Submission Deadline: April 15, 2010

For more information, contact: Amy Woodbury Tease

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