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>Subject: CFP: The Last(ing) Avant-Garde (4/9/05; MSA, 11/3/05-11/6/05)
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>From: "Bill Freind" <[log in to unmask]>
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>For this panel, we are looking for papers that explore the complex 
>debt contemporary avant-garde movements owe to modernist 
>antecedents.  Peter Burger asserts that the historical avant-garde 
>consists of Dada, surrealism, and Russian constructivism and that 
>all latter-day avant-garde movements are nałěve repetitions of the 
>energies and limitations of those historical movements.  Yet despite 
>the influence of his Theory of the Avant-garde the term 
>ĺ─˙avant-gardeĺ─¨ continues to signify dissident, experimental, or 
>otherwise challenging art projects.  What do any of these latter-day 
>avant-garde movements owe to their modernist predecessors?  How have 
>these avant-gardes defined themselves with and against their own 
>historical moments?  How do these movements reckon with the 
>institutionalization of the historical avant-garde itself?  We are 
>especially interested in post-World War II movements in poetry, the 
>visual arts, and inter-art projects.   
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>Send 250 word abstracts or completed papers by April 9 to Robin Blyn 
>[log in to unmask] or Bill Freind [log in to unmask]
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