Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

Australian Modernist Studies Network Symposium 2012

6 - 7 February 2012, Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney.greenturban

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Henry Sussman, Visiting Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University; Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies Morphomata, University of Cologne. Proudly sponsored by Philosophy@UWS. As part of his visit Henry Sussman spoke to Alan Saunders on the ABC radio national program The Philosopher's Zone. Listen to this program.

Associate Professor Jonathan Flatley, Department of English, Wayne State University. Proudly sponsored by the Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney and the AMSN.

Professor Gail Jones, Writing and Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney.

Professor Sascha Bru, Professor of Literary Theory at K.U.Leuven and founder and executive committee member of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM).

Topics for Papers

This conference explores the role of intimacy and emotion in modernist studies and welcomes papers from a wide range of disciplinary (e.g. literature, visual cultures, art history, philosophy, music), interdisciplinary and critical perspectives. Possible topics include:

  • the representation of, and cultural values surrounding, emotion in modernism;
  • the relationship between the body, the social sphere and modernist aesthetics;
  • the critical and rhetorical registers of intimacy in modernist texts and practices;
  • modernism and structures of feeling;
  • the processes and aesthetics of attachment;
  • the role of, and effect on, audience.

Please see the AMSN conference website for more information

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