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MSA 15: Modernism and the Commons

The Call for Papers page is open to all CFPs in modernist studies. We encourage all members (and potential members) to use this site for announcing CFPs for the Annual MSA Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the MSA Webmaster.

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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.

Note: remove the [ ] around the @ in the email address below when sending an abstract!

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