CFP: Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences

Fudan University, Shanghai, 19 – 22 July 2017

Convened by Fudan University (China), Universität Hamburg (Germany), Macquarie University (Australia)

Modernism has often been critiqued for being homogenising and Eurocentric. Yet, modernity was experienced differently by different societies and cultures, each pursuing their own specific historical trajectory. Across the world in societies as different as China, Australia, the US and Europe, modernist literature and art were, in very different ways, crucial mediators of modernity. This conference will survey diverse experiences of modernity and the place of modernist art and aesthetics in those experiences. Implicit in this discussion is the question of what survives of modernist practices and modernity as a project beyond the known debates around modernism and postmodernism towards a new relevance in the era of globalisation and climate change.

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CFP: Spaces of Desire; Remembrance and Civic Power

This two day symposium hosted by the School of Geography & Planning, and Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University) will explore the value of theory in transforming our understanding of space and its formulation and contestation through desire (as conceptualised in the following call for papers).  This event will take place on the 30th June and 1st July 2016 and is open to innovative engagements with its core concepts through both academic and artistic interventions.

Call for papers:  Spaces of Desire; Remembrance and Civic Power

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CFP: MoNC Panel at AWWE 2015, Wales and the Modernist Landscape

Modernist Network Cyrmu is looking for expressions of interest in a panel on Wales and the modernist landscape.

The panel will consider responses to Wales’s urban and rural landscape in Welsh Writing in English from a modern or modernist perspective.

The panel will take place at the Association of Welsh Writing in English’s annual conference at Gregynog, 27-29 March 2015. This year’s theme is ‘The Country and the City: Rural and Urban Wales’. Please see the full call for papers here.

Please contact modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com if you are interested in taking part in such a panel by Friday 12 December 2014. This will allow us to put together a panel proposal by the CFP deadline of 9 January 2015.