REPRESENTING REGIONALISM, NATIONALISM, AND INTERNATIONALISM IN THE SPACE BETWEEN, 1914-1945.
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, May 17-19 2001
Keynote Speaker: Jane Marcus
Plenary Panelists (to date): Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., M. Keith Booker, Phyllis Lassner, Jane Liddell-King, Claire Tylee
Submissions invited for papers to be presented at the fourth annual conference of The Space Between, a scholarly society for the study of literature and culture during and 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. We encourage scholars working in film, theater, history, and art history, among other possible approaches to our subject.
The following questions are intended to suggest but not limit areas of enquiry:
How does regionalism as a generic definition assume particular meaning in American art and culture between 1914 and 1945?
How does the concept of regionalism take on different meanings when applied to or ascertained from Canadian, British, European, Latin American, or Asian writers and artists of the period?
How did concepts of regionalism and nationalism change within
specific areas between the First and Second World Wars?
What kinds of relationships between regionalism and nationalism emerge in
the artistic and cultural production of the period?
How is nationalism defined differently by different cultural
representations of the period?
How is the emergence of internationalism as a political ideal represented
in the period's cultural productions?
How do such culturally defined aesthetic movements as the Harlem
Renaissance and New York Jewish Socialist literature, or expatriate and
exilic cultural production complicate our understanding of nationalism
How does nationalism inflect and disturb the boundaries between the
class designations of proletarian and modernist movements?
Abstracts should be submitted by December 1, 2000 to Christina Hauck at addres or email listed below.
Department of English
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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