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‘Efface the Traces!’ – Modernism and Influence is a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference at St. Chad’s College, Durham University. Bringing together leading academic and postgraduate researchers from across the world, the conference will serve as an international forum through which to share new work on cultural modernism. The specific remit of the conference is to interrogate the narratives of influence which conventionally attach to modernist authors. This will serve two interconnected purposes: to challenge the orthodoxies which inform discussion of the cultural location of canonical modernist figures, and to expose the work of non-canonical figures whose contributions to modernist poetics have been occluded by these same orthodoxies. We anticipate that the range of original work which this remit will generate will be of interest to academic publishers as a themed essay collection. The conference organisers are currently pursuing options in this area.
The conference will take place from 9th to 11th April 2013. The event will be composed of 3 plenary speakers and 54 panellists, who will take part in 18 parallel sessions across 3 days.