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>From: Eliza Slavet <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Modernism and Mysterious Transmissions (4/30/05; MSA, 
>11/3/05-11/6/05)
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>http://www.luc.edu/msachicago/
>Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
>November 3-6, Chicago, IL
>
>CALL FOR PAPERS for proposed panel
>"Modernism and Mysterious Transmissions"
>         As modern technologies such as the telegraph, telephone and
>television transformed the dreams of seeing and hearing from a distance
>into reality, numerous scientists, authors and artists were drawn to
>the possibilities of other mysterious communications, whether with
>ghosts, with distant relatives, or simply with a person sitting across
>the room. It seemed possible that thoughts, memories and images really
>could be transmitted through "thin air," through telepathic mediums, or
>through other mysterious media. How did such "mysterious transmissions"
>shape the work and ideas associated with "modernism"? How did modernist
>authors make sense of the new technological realities? How was
>"modernism" shaped by these "myseterious transmissions"?
>         This panel will focus on how modernist authors incorporated
>these new fantastical realities (or possibilities) into their work and
>thought. In my own paper I will discuss Freud's writings on telepathy,
>transference and the intergenerational transmission of memories. More
>specifically, I will focus on his telephonic metaphors. I am seeking
>other papers which could connect with my work, whether obviously or
>'mysteriously.'
>
>          Because the official application to the MSA requires
>information about each panelist, please also send the following: a list
>of your "institutional affiliations, disciplines, positions or titles,
>and contact information" as well as a "brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly
>biography" of yourself.
>Send this information and abstracts (max 1 page) to Eliza Slavet by
>April 30: [log in to unmask]
>Thank you!

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