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Much of modernist art and writing features or reflects on images of destruction, those of war and mass violence being primary among these. As advances in film, radio, and photography made it possible to bring representations of violence home to viewers, listeners, and readers, questions of the ethical use of these spectacles as aesthetic commodities arose, and these dilemmas were often foregrounded in modernist work/art. We seek a third panelist for a panel focused on the ethics and aesthetics of modernist depictions of destruction, whether written or visual, poetic, narrative, musical, or performative. Please send 300 word abstracts to Mark Hussey ( and Brenda Helt ( by March 26th.

Conference Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Conference Starts: October 18, 2012
Conference Ends: October 21, 2012

CFP Submission Deadline: March 26, 2012

For more information, contact: Mark Hussey and Brenda Helt