Vernacular Avant Gardes

Avant-garde and modernist artists often sought critical alternatives to modernity in folk cultural forms. In their attempts to reconcile “high” and “low” culture, these artists located their work within purportedly authentic traditions beyond the pale of cosmopolitan modernity, offering antidotes to the social, cultural, and economic problems of their present through recourse to cultural materials distant in space and time. At the same time, the emergence of an ethnogr

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
MLA
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, January 3, 2013 to Sunday, January 6, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, MA
Abstract due date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Categories: 
American
Interdisciplinary
Popular Culture
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