>From: "Alex Moffett" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Memory and Modernism (4/30/05; MSA, 11/3/05-11/6/05)
>Modernist Studies Association 7th Annual Conference
>November 3-6, 2005
>Proposed Panel: Memory and Modernism
>In _The Culture of Time and Space_, Stephen Kern writes that, during the
>modernist era, ěprecisely as the historical past began to lose its authority
>as the theoretical framework, the personal past began to attract a variety
>of prominent thinkers who scrutinized it with unprecedented care and
>insisted that an understanding of it was essential to a healthy and
>authentic lifeî (61). This move from historicism to anamnesis has been
>studied only somewhat rigorously by literary critics. For instance,
>psychoanalytic criticism has been very scrupulous about analyzing the
>content of memory, but less so in considering the mechanisms of recollection
>itself, or the variety of discourses that influenced the modernsí evolving
>conceptions of remembrance.
>This proposed panel for the 2005 MSA conference in Chicago seeks to consider
>the relationships between remembrance and modernist literature and art.
>Possible general topics include memory and biography, gendered memory,
>nostalgia, traumatic memory, monumentality, memory and nationhood,
>phenomonology, and the relationship between remembrance and historicism.
>Interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. Please send 250-500
>word abstracts to [log in to unmask] by April 30th.
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