Event Oct 18

Abstract Apr 05

Moving Modernisms (MSA 2012)

Event: 10/18/2012 - 10/21/2012
Abstract: 04/05/2012
Categories: American, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, British, 20th & 21st Century, Interdisciplinary, Aesthetics
Location: Las Vegas - MSA Conference 2012
Organization: Brunel University

"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 wendy.knepper@brunel.ac.uk by April 5th.

Contact Email: wendy.knepper@brunel.ac.uk