[ilds] Paper Call for Edited volume on Modernism in the Mediterranean

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Thu May 17 16:21:08 PDT 2012

Hello all,

This CFP may be of interest to many here -- the editors specifically 
refer to Durrell's works in the call.


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Subject: 	[Msa-discuss] Paper Call for Edited volume on Modernism in the 
Date: 	Fri, 26 Apr 2012 00:53:39 -0400
From: 	Adam Goldwyn <adam.goldwyn at lingfil.uu.se>
To: 	msa-discuss at jhupress.jhu.edu

For those interested, please find below a call for abstracts/papers for 
a proposed volume on Modernism in the Mediterranean:

Proposed Volume Title: /The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in 
the Age of Modernity/

Eds. Adam J. Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renee Silverman (Florida 
International University)

Call for Papers:

For centuries, the Mediterranean Sea has both divided and joined the 
many disparate nations, cultures, language groups and artistic 
traditions which flourished in the Mediterranean Basin: the Maghreb, 
Iberia, Southern Europe, the Balkans, the Levant and Egypt.  As a 
dividing line and barrier to inter-cultural exchange, it has allowed 
each of these regions and their many cultures to develop unique artistic 
traditions.  As the major feature binding these diverse cultures 
together, however, it has also facilitated inter-cultural exchange.

What happens, then, when these traditions travel, meet and merge with 
each other?  How does the host country adopt and adapt the ideas and 
aesthetics coming from abroad to its own native tradition?

This volume will look at such pan-Mediterranean artistic exchange (in 
literature as well as film, painting, music, photography, etc.) produced 
during or about the Modernist period, roughly the last quarter of the 
19^th century and the first half of the 20^th. We welcome papers 
addressing any aspect of Modernist and /avante-garde/literature and art 
on four related themes: first, papers which describe the interaction of 
two or more Mediterranean artistic traditions (international Futurism, 
for example, or the reception of French Surrealism in Algeria); second, 
two or more Mediterranean cultures (Alexandria’s Jewish community or 
relations between Greeks and Turks in Cyprus); third, depictions of the 
Mediterranean itself during the period (in, for example, Lawrence 
Durrell’s /Bitter Lemons of Cyprus/or Henry Miller’s /Colossus of 
Maroussi/); or, fourth, the myriad forms of Modernist and 
/avante-garde/art which emerged from a single location (such as Cavafy, 
Marinetti, Ungaretti and Durrell in Alexandria). Papers on similar 
themes will also be considered.

Email one to two page abstracts by June 15 to Dr. Goldwyn at 
adam.goldwyn at lingfil.uu.se <mailto:adam.goldwyn at lingfil.uu.se>

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