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

James Gifford james.d.gifford at gmail.com
Thu May 17 16:59:05 PDT 2012

Hi Marc,

I believe the spirit would be that just as Libya is /separated/ from 
Italy by the sea, we could also say that Corfu is /linked/ to Albania by 
the sea.  In many respects (and for a very long time), it would have 
been easier to travel from Egypt to Rome, despite being divided by a 
sea, than it would have been to travel from Cairo to Cape Town (despite 
being part of the same land mass).

 > This sea shore has melded the oldest
 > traditions with the most modern!

I think this is precisely the argument they hope to advance with the 
book, or so I would think...

All best,

On 17/05/12 4:41 PM, Marc Piel wrote:
> Surely the Mediterranean has always been a common  physical sea shore to
> all these countries., whatever happened inside each country on that sea
> shore!!!! It has never divided but been a common sea shore!
> This sea shore has melded the oldest traditions with the most modern!
> @+ Marc Piel
> Le 18/05/12 01:21, James Gifford a écrit :
>> Hello all,
>> This CFP may be of interest to many here -- the editors specifically
>> refer to Durrell's works in the call.
>> Best,
>> James
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     [Msa-discuss] Paper Call for Edited volume on Modernism
>> in the Mediterranean
>> 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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