Modernist Intimacies: CFP extended 11 February 2013


Call for Papers:

Modernist Intimacies

Friday May 17, 2013.

The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex

Featured Speaker: Denis Flannery (University of Leeds)

Responding to recent scholarly constellations of modernism, affect and intimacy this one-day symposium, hosted by the Centre for Modernist Studies at University of Sussex, seeks to explore new ways of thinking about modernist feeling and modernist intimacies. Are there such things as “modernist feelings”? How might different modernist narratives of emotion in psychoanalysis, literary theory, philosophy and medicine be made to collide, disrupt and form new points of contact? How do modernist bodies come together and apart?

We encourage papers from academics at all stages in their career and hope to encourage inter-generational discussions.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

-Genealogies of modernist affect
-Narratives of (im)personality
-Modernist diaries, autobiographies and letters
– Scenes of intimacy and extimacy in modernist writing
-The role of affect in modernist cinema and/or other visual arts
-Touch, texture, and textuality
-Modernist emotional geographies
-Modernism and affective disorders
-Modernist archives of feeling
– Constructions of publicity and privacy in modernist writing

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words (for 15-20 minute papers) and a short biography to Ruth Charnock at: by 11th February, 2013.