THE MULTIMEDIA AVANT-GARDE

Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, 17th edition: Boston

All Together Now: The Multimedia Avant-garde

Thursday, November 19, 1:30-3 pm; Essex North East

Organizers: Lori Cole (New York University), Bibiana Obler (George Washington University)

Invited Participants: Harper Montgomery (Hunter College), Chinghsin Wu (Rutgers University)

From Futurist radio programs to Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet to Oswald de Andrade’s theater pieces, our avant-garde objects of study often exceed rigid disciplinary frameworks and national boundaries, necessitating analysis across the arts and internationally. This seminar welcomes papers on the diverse and often collaborative output of the international avant-garde.

My contribution: a paper on “Between Pentecost and Babel: Wireless Imaginations in Postwar Poetry and the Apparition of a Transnational Language.”

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