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CFP for MSA Conference in Pittsburgh, Nov. 2014

New Approaches to the First World War: Bodies, Landscapes, Monuments

This panel will consider new approaches to literary and cultural representations of the First World War with particular emphasis on bodily integrity, injury and physical sensation; the relation of bodies to landscapes; the destruction of ecosystems; underground habitation; unburied corpses; civilian bodies; and WWI hospitals, cemeteries and monuments. Various approaches are welcome: disability studies, queer theory, eco-criticism, trauma studies, history of medicine, space studies, race studies, etc. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary proposals that include attention to film, photography, architecture, painting, sculpture or other media either on their own or in conjunction with historical, literary and medical texts. Also welcome are proposals that address the war beyond the western front, issues of race and colonialism in the war context, and materials by women writers and artists.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a one-paragraph bio to Stacy Hubbard at by April 1st.

Conference Location: Pittburgh, USA
Conference Starts: November 06, 2014
Conference Ends: November 09, 2014

CFP Submission Deadline: April 01, 2014

For more information, contact: Stacy Hubbard