Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CFP: Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson (Due 2/5)

The Literatures of Modernity program at Ryerson University is extremely pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, taking place on March 28, 2011.

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in The Arcades Project. For Adorno, modernity was a quality not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film or performance.

Submission Guidelines: Submit an abstract of 500 words plus works cited, along with a short biographical sketch in Word or as an RTF. For creative submissions, include low-resolution scans or send us links.

For queries and submissions:

Deadline for Submissions: February 5, 2011

Best Regards,

Leila Meshgini

Literatures of Modernity Symposium
Ryerson University

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