Imagining the Space Between: Constructing Literature and Culture, 1914-1945.
Proposals are invited for papers to be delivered at the third annual
conference of The Space Between, a scholarly society for the study of
literature and culture between the wars:
Papers illuminating any aspect of this general topic are welcome, especially
those that are interdisciplinary in nature, those that concern overlooked
texts or understudied writers and artists, or those that offer new
approaches to canonical works. The following questions are intended to
suggest, but not limit, areas of enquiry:
* What are the critical/historical/psychological ways in which this period
has been retrospectively imagined or constructed?
* How did writers, artists and others of the day envision their material
reality or imagine escape from it?
* How did the period bring about complications in the categories of race,
gender, class and nation?
* Is the era best understood as one of disillusionment and dislocation?
* How was heroism and/or anti-heroism constructed in the period? How were
these categories gendered?
* What systems of value underpinned cultural production in the period?
* What was the relation of popular to high culture in the period?
The conference will be held at the University of Western Ontario, London,
Ontario, Canada, May 18, 19 and 20, 2000. Abstracts (maximum two pages,
double-spaced) should be sent to Jason B. Jones. The deadline for paper submissions has been extended to November 15, 1999.
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