Avant-garde Poetry in the Chinese Literary Scene–cfp

RMMLA 2019 Call for Papers
Avant-garde Poetry in the Chinese Literary Scene

A number of related literary-historical terms are often used interchangeably when discussing Chinese poetry written over the course of the past century. These include “experimental” and “modern/modernist” in the early 20thcentury, giving way to unofficial/official and “avant-garde” in the late 20thcentury and beyond. In this panel, we are inviting in-depth discussion specifically of the Avant-garde as a concept and practice in Chinese poetry over this period, both in terms of how it relates to other related concepts within China, and as it functions in the context of a world literary standard or style. We especially welcome contributions from the field of literary studies, linguistics, sociology, and intellectual history.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Defining Avant-garde in relation to other literary nomenclature
  • Avant-garde and Enlightenment
  • New genres/new forms
  • Social conditions of the Avant-garde
  • The production and circulation of the Avant-garde
  • Avant-garde poetry and the market place
  • Interaction between Avant-garde poetry, fiction, theatre, visual arts, and film
  • Women’s writing and the Avant-garde poetry
  • Avant-garde poetry and realisms
  • World Avant-garde poetry in China
  • The Post Avant-garde

Please submit an abstract to no more than 250 words and a brief biography to the panel chair and co-chair by March 31st, 2019.

Contact Names:

Chair: Jingsheng Zhang: jz1@email.sc.edu
Co-chair: Paul Manfredi: manfredi@plu.edu

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