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International Modernism
American Comparative Literature Association
San Marcos, CA, April 2003

Proposed seminar for American Comparative Literature Association
4-6 April 2003 meeting in North San Diego County

International Modernism

Comparative approaches to the literature and arts of modernism. Papers are
invited for a twelve-person seminar, meeting for two hours on each of
three consecutive days, to discuss modernism in comparative perspective at
the ACLA conference, April 4-6, 2003, at California State University at
San Marcos. In keeping with the conference theme of "crossing over," the
seminar will explore the interactions among various forms of modernism as
they cross national borders. Possible topics include: European vs.  
Anglo-American modernisms; international influence of avant-garde
movements; transformations of modernism in different cultural contexts;  
interactions between literary movements and those in other arts;  
nineteenth-century precursors to modernism; late or post-modernism;  
postcolonial responses to modernism. Please send a brief proposal (no more
than 250 words) to Pericles Lewis, Associate Professor of English and
Comparative Literature, Yale University, P. O. Box 208299, New Haven CT
06520-8299, USA. Proposals also accepted by email:  Please submit your proposal before September 13,
2002. You will be notified of acceptance by mid-October. For more
information on the conference, please see: