"Moving Modernisms"? aims to reconsider our understanding of modernism by situating the modernist aesthetic as an affective response to a world where a sense of place and spatial relations are undergoing fundamental change. The word "moving" can refer to a change of position or location, feelings and emotions that touch one and the impetus to act or make something happen.
In a modernist context, the notion of moving calls to mind the interplay between modernism as an era of changing relations to space, the emergence of a new sense of affect and a wider engagement with the world through writing as action. In the context of the MSA conference, papers that place an emphasis on spectacle are especially welcome.
Please email an abstract (250 words) and a short bio to email@example.com by April 5th.