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METAMODERNISM panel (2019 SAMLA conference)

Atlanta, GA
Organization: SAMLA
Event: 2019 SAMLA conference
Categories: Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2019-11-15 to 2019-11-17 Abstract Due: 2019-06-01

In 2010, Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker published their "Notes on Metamodernism," which outlined the phase of literature and society following Postmodernism. This session invites papers exploring metamodern readings of literary and social movements and metamodern identity creation. Metamodernism encourages simultaneous irony and earnestness, nostalgia and progressivism, and encompasses a theory and philosophy that can be a lens to almost anything. Being a movement with a "self" at the heart, the conference theme (Power, Identity, Relationships, and Languages) lends itself particularly well to metamodern interpretations, and proposals addressing that theme are especially welcome. By June 1st, please submit an abstract of 250 words to Rachel Perry, Auburn University, at rep0025@auburn.edu.

"We propose a pragmatic romanticism unhindered by ideological anchorage. Thus, metamodernism shall be defined as the mercurial condition between and beyond irony and sincerity, naivety and knowingness, relativism and truth, optimism and doubt, in pursuit of a plurality of disparate and elusive horizons. We must go forth and oscillate!" -Luke Turner, Metamodernist Manifesto


Rachel Perry