Call for Papers: CRiSiS, EAM 2020 Conference. Leuven, 17-19 September 2020
7th biennial conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies
Notions of crisis have long charged the study of the European avant-garde and modernism. Throughout their history, avant-gardists and modernists have faced crises, be they economic or political, scientific or technological, aesthetic or philosophical, collective or individual, local or global, short or perennial. Modernists and avant-gardists have in turn continually stood accused of instigating crises, whether artistic or cultural, sensorial or conceptual, incidental or intentional, far-reaching or negligible, representational or other. The very concepts of ‘avant-garde’ and ‘modernism’ are time and again subject—or subjected—to conceptual crises, leaving modernism and avant-garde studies as a field on the perpetual brink of a self-effacing theoretical crisis.
The 7th biennial conference of the EAM intends to tackle the ways in which the avant-garde and modernism in Europe relate to crisi/es. Although the conference welcomes panel, roundtable and paper proposals on any aspect of this relationship, it is particularly interested in new research on three topics: the theoretical complexity of the notion of crisis, the crises-laden historical trajectory of the avant-gardes and modernism, and the practical side of things or how European avant-gardist and moderninsts gave aesthetic shape to crises.
You may submit a proposal as a panel chair (deadline 15 February 2020), as an individual (deadline 15 February 2020).
The full Call for Proposals whit an extended synopsis and the requirements for submission is available here.