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Organizer: Yu Min Claire Chen

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" Paris was the place that suited us who were to create the twentieth-century art and literature. Picasso once remarked I do not care who it is that has or does influence me as long as it is not myself." (Gertrude Stein)

The post-war generation has been depicted as the lost generation, but it was also a time of vibrant cultural exchange between the US and Europe. Walking into the 27 rue de fleurus in the 1920s, you would see Gertrude Stein's Saturday evening salon, where the most prominent modernist writers and artists met.

Among them included Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Guillaume Apollinaire, Sinclair Lewis, James Joyce, Juan Gris, Sherwood Anderson, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and many others. In 1933, Gertrude Stein published her autobiography, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, writing about her years in Paris, Ernest Hemingway also wrote A Moveable Feast, and Woody Allen directed a film Midnight in Paris about life around the Salon. The panel solicits papers that delve into the richness of cultures, arts, music, and literature of this period and probe into cross-cultural influences of writers and artists’ works.

Topics include but are not limited to the following: ·


* Autobiography and memoir studies ·

* Arts and Literature ·

* Expatriates ·

* The Lost generation ·

* The Jazz Age ·

* Avant-Garde


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