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Spring 2004 Newsletter

The 2004 Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium

This February 19 -- 21, 2004, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center will host its biennial Fleur Cowles Flair Symposium, named in honor of her exuberant, famously innovative magazine. Coming at the culmination of our six-month long exhibition, Make it New: The Rise of Modernism, this year's symposium is entitled THE STATE AND FATE OF MODERNISM. Panels will address issues such as the "Institutions and Political Contexts of Modernism," as well as "Collecting, Marketing and Publishing Modernism." Featured speakers come from a range of different fields -- scholars, professional librarians and archivists, publishers, collectors and booksellers. The list of participants includes George Bornstein (Michigan), Morris Dickstein (CUNY Graduate Center), Stephen Enniss (Emory University Library), Glenn Horowitz (Bookseller), Breon Mitchell (Lilly Library), Michael North (UCLA), Joseph Parisi (Poetry Magazine), Marjorie Perloff (Stanford), Richard Poirier (Rutgers) and Max Rudin (Library of America). All sessions are plenary, so attendees will not have to worry about missing one talk in order to attend another. Registration is limited to 130 people, with a fee of $75 for early registration or $100 at the door. This Symposium offers a unique opportunity to hear and join in discussion with some of the leading figures in contemporary debates about modernism in an intimate and convivial setting.  

-Hilary Edwards


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