Editing Modernism in Canada


December 20, 2010

CFP: “Print Modernities, 1845–1945”: Graduate Conference at UBC, 2-3 May 2011 (deadline Jan 30, 2011)

“Print Modernities, 1845–1945”
A Graduate Conference at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2-3 May 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Mark Morrisson, Pennsylvania State University; author of Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory (2007) and The Public Face of Modernism: Little Magazines, Audiences, and Reception 1905-1920 (2001)

This graduate conference will be concerned with the relationships between “modernity” and print production. “Modernity” and “print” should be understood in the broadest sense, and interdisciplinary papers are especially encouraged. We are interested in the commercialization of literary modernism, in the visual representations of modernity, and in the social impact of technical innovations in the printing industry from 1845 to 1945.

Possible considerations are:

  • Little magazines and the publication of modern literature
  • Periodicals and international networks of modernism
  • Modern writings in mass-market magazines
  • Commercial publishers and the mainstreaming of modernism
  • Modernist women writers and publishing
  • Posters, advertisements and the visual culture of modernity
  • Walter Benjamin and the mechanized reproduction of modern art
  • Technical innovations and modern typography
  • Illustrations and representations of the natural world in scholarly journals
  • Scientific communication in manuscript and printed forms
  • Non-Western modernities — print and digital revolutions in Asia, the Middle East, and beyond
  • The complex relationships between printed text and printed image in modern media
  • The proliferation of artists’ biographies, changing the relationship between artists and their audiences

The committee also welcomes proposals on any aspect of Victorian and early twentieth-century print culture.
The conference will be held at University of British Columbia on May 2-3, 2011.

If you are interested in giving a paper, send a proposal (250 words) and a short biography to printmodernities2011@gmail.com. Presentations should be limited to 20 minutes delivery time.

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