Submitted by syntaxfactory on December 21, 2010 - 12:07pm
Great conference, incredible location -- but I am biased by a love of Toronto. --David
LITERATURES OF MODERNITY SYMPOSIUM
SECOND ANNUAL RYERSON UNIVERSITY
MARCH 28, 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
STUDENTS & ARTISTS
The symposium is organized by the graduate students in LM8912: Modernity as a Public Event and is sponsored by Ryerson’s Department of English,
the Literatures of Modernity Graduate Program, the Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, and the Faculty of Arts.
“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. Early submissions are encouraged.
For queries and submissions:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FEBRUARY 5, 2011
For more information: http://lomsymposium.blog.ryerson.ca