MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012 Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford

http://www.poetry.brookes.ac.uk/modernist-magazines/


CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012

PLENARY SPEAKERS

  • Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
  • Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
  • Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)


The remit of this conference is to celebrate the publication of the second volume of the Oxford Critical & Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: North America 1894-1960, and to explore little magazines and their broader cultural contexts across the Americas. Our intention is to stimulate a discussion of current issues, methodologies and practices, and to consider new directions for modernist periodicals studies.


This conference calls for papers (from postgraduates and from established scholars) which explore points of departure in the study of American modernist magazines. A broad range of topics and approaches will be considered for presentations of no more than 20 minutes.



Possible topics might include:

  • Magazines,
  • the city and modernity
  • Magazines and material cultures
  • Little magazines and mass media
  • Magazines and South American modernism
  • Little magazines in Canada
  • Magazines and the public sphere
  • Little magazines and canonical/non-canonical writers
  • Modernist magazines and race
  • Magazines and geographic space
  • Editorial trajectories and interfaces
  • Modernist magazines and performance
  • Little magazines, modernism, and politics
  • Magazines and digital humanities

Please send 250-word abstracts by Monday 1 October 2012 to the conference organizers:

  • Eric White: ewhite@brookes.ac.uk
  • Niall Munro: n.munro@brookes.ac.uk
  • Alex Goody: agoody@brookes.ac.uk

A limited travel bursary for postgraduate presenters has been made available through the generosity of Oxford University Press. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a bursary.


SPONSORS:

  • OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
  • RAI: ROTHEMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
  • UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS