>From: ajaffe <[log in to unmask]>
>Revised deadline: 6/1!
>CFP: Modernist/20th c. "Bad Boys" (6/1/03; MMLA, 11/7/03-11/9/03)
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
>THE CONGRESS PLAZA HOTEL AND CONVENTION CENTER
>CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 7-9, 2003
>SECTION, GENDER STUDIES, MALE - 2003 TOPIC:
>MODERNIST/TWENTIETH CENTURY "BAD BOYS"
>I invite abstracts for papers that speculate about modernist "reprobates"
>-- how and why they might offer paradigmatic models (or, cautionary tales)
>of masculinity in the 20th century. Taxonomies. Case studies. Critical
>genealogies. Ideological critiques. "Modernism" can cast its net broadly
>here; papers can engage the term with some latitude but should do so
>critically for example, why so many 20th c. bad boys are modernists (or,
>20th c. bad boy texts, modernist texts)? The seriocomic phrase "bad boys"
>is also up for grabs. It aims to shift some emphasis from malfeasance
>in itself for self to scrutiny about the response it elicits in cultural
>context, an interpretive horizon where such gendered male misbehavior
>bluster, style, affect, performance, stance can be looked at askance in
>terms of, say, irony, humor, (blank) parody, satire, bluff, negation. In
>other words, I encourage papers not (only) to excoriate offensive
>sensibility but (also) to explore the possible rhetorical means, ends,
>symptoms, pathologies and extra-morality of modernist "bad" masculinity.
>Deadline, June 1st, 2003
>Please e-mail name, professional affiliation, and abstract of 200-250 words
>(attachment in *.rtf format) to Aaron Jaffe, Dept. of English, Indiana
>University, 47401, [log in to unmask]
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