Call for Papers Archive
MSA 15: Modernism and the Commons
How can modernism help us theorize aspects of the “commons” (culture as a commons, life-in-common, the multitude, etc.) and what might the concept of the commons contribute to our understanding of modernism?
We are interested in papers that touch on modernist enclosures of the commons (e.g., aggressive assertions of copyright and the implications thereof) as well as modernist contributions to theorizing the commons, the “common reader,” or community. Potential topics range therefore from the cultural economy of modernism, the “common reader,” copyright and intellectual property, the general intellect, the multitude, knowledge work and immaterial labor, among others.
Papers that cross national, historic, generic or disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are digital humanities papers/projects on modernist archives/texts/artifacts in relation to creative commons, the public domain and open access.
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Conference Location: Brighton, UK
Conference Starts: August 29, 2013
Conference Ends: September 01, 2013
CFP Submission Deadline: March 08, 2013
For more information, contact: Mike Frangos