CfP: Crisis: European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM), Leuven, 17-19 Sep 2020 (deadline 1 Feb)

The next biennial conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) will be held at the University of Leuven from 17 to 19 September 2020 on the theme of CRISIS.

Keynote speakers include Boris Groys, Ken Hirschkop, and Christine Poggi.

A call for roundtable proposals (deadline 1 Jan.) and for paper and panel proposals (deadline 1 February) can be consulted on the EAM’s website (


This conference is organised by Sascha Bru and hosted by the MDRN research lab ( based at the Arts Faculty of the University of Leuven. The local organising committee further includes Mark Delaere (Musicology), Leen Engelen (Film Studies), Hilde Heynen (Architecture), Kate Kangaslahti (Art History, principal co-organiser), Bart Philipsen (Theatre & Performance Studies), Anne Reverseau (UC Louvain, Photography), and Inga Rossi-Schrimpf (curator Royal Museums of Fine Arts Brussels, RMFAB). The conference is sponsored by the Lieven Gevaert Centre for Photography (LGC) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA).