At the Modernist Studies Association This Week


I’m currently in Pittsburgh for MSA 16. I’m participating in two events: I’m on a pedagogy roundtable today, and chairing a panel tomorrow.

Friday: “Teaching Modernist Genres” Roundtable

3:30 p.m., Allegheny
Moderator: Emily Kopley (McGill University)

Jacquelyn Ardam (University of California, Los Angeles)
Erin Penner (Asbury University)
Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers University)
Lise Jaillant (Newcastle University)
Kathryn Holland (Grant MacEwan University)

I’ll be talking about my attempts to teach the “low to middling genres” of the twentieth century, especially my two iterations of a seminar on the subject (Stanford, 2010 and Rutgers, 2012).

Saturday: “A Wrinkle in Time: Modernism Then and Again”

3:30 p.m., Riverboat
Chair: Andrew Goldstone (Rutgers University)

Historicizing Experimentalism
Natalia Cecire
University of Sussex

Modernist Aesthetics and the Reception of Theological Novels
Anne DeWitt
New York University

Fragmented Ancestors
Leif Sorensen
Colorado State University