>From: "Leif Sorensen" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Pulping the Archive (5/1/06, MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)
>Modernist Studies Association 8
>Tulsa, Oklahoma: October 19-22, 2006
>Pulping the Archive: Uncovering Popular Modernisms
>I seek papers that explore the possibilities opened up by extending
>definitions of the modernist archive to include the pulp magazines that
>flourished in the period. Among the questions that might arise from this
>inquiry I find the following to be especially interesting. Can scholars
>simply apply methods developed in studies of the little magazines to the
>pulps or do the different economic models and audiences of these
>publications require an altered methodology? How do the pulps place
>themselves in literary history and in the sphere of cultural production? Do
>specific publications, editors, or authors develop popular models of
>something like what we have come to recognize as high modernism? How does
>the active role of pulp audiences in shaping what they read complicate the
>commonly accepted depiction of mass culture as a generic product foisted on
>a faceless mob of consumers?
>Papers addressing any aspect of pulp archival work are welcome. Papers that
>explore a publicationís cultivation of a ěhouse styleî, the career of a pulp
>editor or author, or the role of fans or fanzines are encouraged.
>Send 250 word abstracts to Leif Sorensen at [log in to unmask] by May 1.
>All presenters must become members of the MSA and register for the
>conference in order to present.
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