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Modernism witnessed the revival of literary patronage on a surprising scale: a partial list of beneficiaries includes James Joyce, Djuna Barnes,H.D., Jean Rhys, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes. The proposed panel will examine the ways that writers and patrons negotiated this often uneasy relationship. On the one hand, patronage seemed to create a space for literary production that was insulated from mass culture and the marketplace; on the other hand, a patron could be as capricious as a mass audience. Critics have often focused on the detrimental effects of patronage on the modern artist

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

CFP Submission Deadline: April 20, 2010

For more information, contact: Carey Snyder