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Curious Eyes: Sites & Scenes of Modernism
Sydney, September 1999


CURIOUS EYES: SITES AND SCENES OF MODERNISM
A ONE-DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
28TH SEPTEMBER, 1999


This conference aims to provide a forum for innovative and challenging
postgraduate work in the field of modernist studies in its literary,
social, political, artistic and philosophical contexts. Concentrating its
interest in the period from the late-nineteenth century to the
mid-twentieth century, this conference hopes to promote scholarly exchange
and social interaction between postgraduate students from different
disciplines, as well as plumb the depth and breadth of new approaches to
modernism in its European, American and Australian manifestations. It is
anticipated that conference proceedings will be published as a collection
of scholarly essays by the end of 1999. 

Possible paper topics include:

* Modernism, Class, Race, & Nation
* Flânerie and the Modernist City
* Commodities, Machines & Modernism
* Modernist Wars, Borders & Frontiers
* Bloomsbury • Weimar • Paris • Harlem • Sydney
* Technologies of Art, Music & Mind
* Re(ad)dressing the Modernist Canon
* Cinema & Modernism
* Modernist Presses
* Modernist Spaces, Places and Faces
* Gender & Modernism
* Modernist Subjects & Objects
* Expatriate Modernisms
* Modernist Theories of Time
* The Marketing of Modernism
* Modernism & Psychoanalysis

500 word abstracts & 50 word biography due: 15th July, 1999

We request that all abstract proposals be accompanied by a brief biography
of the presenter, stating institutional and departmental affiliations,
previous conference appearances, recent publications and current research
interests. 

PLEASE SEND BY POST TO:

Melinda Harvey
Department of English
Woolley Building A20
The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

OR E-MAIL:   deborah.pike@english.usyd.edu.au

Papers finalised and presenters notified by 1 August, 1999

For further information please contact:

David Bloustien  david.bloustien@pgrad.arts.usyd.edu.au
Melinda Harvey   melinda.harvey@english.usyd.edu.au
Deborah Pike     deborah.pike@english.usyd.edu.au
Gillian Sykes    gillian.sykes@pgrad.arts.usyd.edu.au