Modernism(s) and the Global South: a seminar for the 19<sup>th</sup> annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, “Modernism Today” (Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017)
Without dismissing or demanding accounts of multiple modernisms, this seminar explores how mutual investigation of modernism and the Global South might complicate our understanding of each category’s chronologies and cartographies. Case studies on specific intersections of geopolitical space and aesthetic praxis are welcome, as are diverse thematic foci. While our keywords may vary—including, for example, epistomologies, ontologies, commitments, forms, languages, networks, circulation, institutions, media, the minor, or more—each will, ideally, highlight new or previously understudied relations between aesthetic innovation and sites more or less distanced from capitalist centers. MSA seminars involve discussion of pre-circulated papers of 5-7 pages each; these are typically position papers, although introductions plus substantial outlines of larger essays could work well. Participants will be able to sign up for this seminar (first-come, first-served) during April or May: the link should be available soon at https://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa19/
This seminar is being conducted in part as preparation for a special issue of The Global South, to be published in fall 2019. Please send any questions regarding conference and/or journal issue to Leigh Anne Duck, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!