The Inaugural Conference Of

THE MODERNIST STUDIES ASSOCIATION

7-10 October 1999

The Nittany Lion Inn, Pennsylvania State University

MSA Executive Council: Michael Coyle, Chair Cassandra Laity Gail McDonald Mark Morrisson

Sanford Schwartz Associate Conference Coordinator: Marianne Cotugno

THURSDAY:

3:00 P.M. SEMINARS:

A. Modernism And Popular Culture, I. David Chinitz, Loyola University-Chicago. Invited Participant: Michael Coyle, Colgate University. No auditors please.

Location: Penn Stater, W-4

B. Modern And Contemporary Women Poets, I. Leader: Linda A. Kinnahan, Duquesne University. Invited Participants: Rachel Blau Duplessis, Temple University; Linda Wagner-Martin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Penn Stater, D

C. Modernism And Pedagogy. Leader: Gail McDonald, University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Invited Participants: Charles Altieri, University of California-Berkeley; Jewel Spears Brooker, Eckerd College; William Everdell, St. Anne's School. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Penn Stater, F

D. Modernism And The Jewish Writer. Leader: Alicia Ostriker, Rutgers University. Invited Participants: Michael Heller, New York University; Steven Rubin, University of San Francisco; Maeera Shreiber, University of Southern California. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Penn Stater, W-1

E. Modernism And Post-Colonialism, I. Leader: Leonard Orr, Washington State University. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Penn Stater, W-2

3:00 P.M. PANELS:

1. Modernists after the Armistice: Revision and Representation Marianne Cotugno, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"The Centre of the Cyclone: Gender and Genre in H.D's Bid Me to Live," Caroline Zilboorg, Cambridge University b)"Bid Me Despair: H. D., John Cournos, Richard Aldington, and D. H. Lawrence," Margaret Bruzelius, Harvard University c)"Revising Englishness: Anxiety, Identity, and the Aftermath of War," Adrian Barlow, Cambridge University

Location: Ballroom A

2. Modernism and The Suspicious Body Maurice Wallace, Duke University, chair

a)"Not Your Average Joe: Racial Fantasy and the Male Body in Light in August," Chris Breu, University of California-Santa Cruz b)" The Form of This Unbearable Jew : Pound, Freytag-Loringhoven, Burke, and The Little Review, Adam McKible, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Location: Ballroom B

7:30 P.M. PLENARY SESSION

Welcome: Graham Spanier, President, Pennsylvania State University

P1. NEW MODERNISMS I Gail McDonald, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, chair "Can Modernism Have a Future?: A Response to T. J. Clark's Farewell to an Idea," Charles Altieri, University of California-Berkeley

"An Anxiety of Knowledge: Modern Subjects in Uncanny Space," Philip Weinstein, Swarthmore College

Location: Boardroom

9:00 P.M. RECEPTION

Location: Boardroom

Hip Replacements

Barry Kernfeld (tenor saxophone), Brian Tuttle (vibraphone), Tom Jordan (string bass) Location: Boardroom I

FRIDAY:

8:45 A.M. PANELS:

3. Modernism, Sexology, and Reproduction Beth Widmaier, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"The Authentic Copy," Jessica Burstein, University of Washington b)"Spermatazoic Acts of the Brain in Pound's Postscript to The Natural Philosophy of Love," Paul Peppis, University of Oregon c)"The Love Child in James Joyce s Ulysses," David Kadlec, Georgetown University

Location: Boardroom II

4. Italian Modernism Vince Sherry, Villanova University, chair

a)"Modernism in Italy: Between Decadence and the Avant-Garde," Luca Somigli, University of Toronto, and Mario Moroni, University of Memphis b)"The Anti-Modernist: Edward Gordon Craig from the Manifestoes of Futurism to the Convegno Volta, " Donato Santeramo, Queens University c)"Origins of Myth: Pound and Ungaretti," Ernesto Livorni, Yale University

Location: Ballroom A

5. Early Modernism and American Music Carol Oja, College of William and Mary, chair

a)"Mediating Traditions: Romanticism and Modernism in the Music of Charles Ives," Denise Von Glahn, Florida State University b)"The Mind of the Modernist: How Charles Ives Changed Music," Stuart Feder, Albert Einstein College of Medicine c)"Leo Ornstein s Impact on Literary Modernism," Michael Broyles, Pennsylvania State University

Location: Ballroom B

6. Making the Modern Canon Suzanne Clarke, University of Oregon, chair

a)"Simplicity and the Modern Canon," Leonard Diepeveen, Dalhousie University b)"The Literary Agent and the Modern Canon," Mary Ann Gillies, Simon Fraser University c)Respondent, Kevin Dettmar, Clemson University

Location: Ballroom D

7. Hystericizing Modernism: Theory and Modernity Mark Decker, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"This/Here/Now: Accidents, Incidents and Impressions in Modernity," Deirdre Flynn, University of California-Berkeley b)"The History of Now: Histori[city] and Modernism," Garry Leonard, University of Toronto-Scarborough c)"Rebirth of the New," Joseph Valente, University of Illinois, William J. Maxwell, University of Illinois

Location: Ballroom E

FILM: Borderline (Kenneth Macpherson, 1930). With Paul Robeson and H.D. After the screening there will be a discussion led by Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin--Madison, Annette Debo (American University), Susan McCabe (University of Southern California) and Judith L. Sensibar (Arizona State University)

Location: Boardroom I

10:00 A.M. Break

10:30 A.M. PANELS:

8. Redefining Modernity Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, chair

a)"New Cultural Theories of Modernity," Rita Felski, University of Virginia b)"Better Homes and Moderns: Salons and Modernity," Janet Lyon, University of Illinois-Urbana

Location: Boardroom II

9. Form, Modernism, Ideology: Reassessments Holly Henry, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Trauma and Narrative Representation," Suzette Henke, University of Louisville b)"Virginia Woolf s Other Modernism," Molly Hite, Cornell University c)"Linearity and its Discontents," Brian Richardson, University of Maryland

Location: Ballroom A



11. Postmodern Considerations of Three Poets: William Carlos Williams, H. D., Ezra Pound Sandra Spanier, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"The Williams Matrix," Brian Bremen, University of Texas b)"Radical and Modernist?: Reading H.D., Spicer, and Scalapino," Adalaide Morris, University of Iowa c)"Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, and the Open Poetic Text," Burton Hatlen, University of Maine-Orono

Location: Ballroom D

12. Parisian Modernism and Politics: Anarchism, Communism, Fascism Willa Silverman, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"The Gendered Dystopian and Utopian Visions of Frantisek Kupka," Patricia Leighten, Duke University b)"Surrealism in Service of the Revolution: The Anti-Imperialist Exhibition, 1931," Jody Blake, Bucknell University c)"Accelerated Fascism: Art and Politics in Philippe Lamour s Grand Route," Mark Antliff, Duke University

Location: Ballroom E

FILM: "The Movies Begin": Anthology of early experiments focusing on cinema and related forms of entertainment around the turn of the century

Location: Boardroom I

11:45-1:15 P.M. Lunch

1:15 P.M. PANELS:

13. Editing Modernist Texts Robin Schulze, Pennsylvania State University, chair a) " Purely Celtic : Excavating Postcolonialism in Marianne Moore s Irish Poems," George Bornstein, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor b) "Modernism, Patronage, and the Circulation of Yeats s Manuscripts," David Holdeman, The University of North Texas c) "The Digital New Age: An Electronic Edition of a Modernist Journal," Sean Latham, Brown University

Location: Ballroom A

14. Jazz and the Modernist Primitive William J. Harris, Pennsylvania State University, chair a)"Call and Response: Lowdown Jazz and Highbrow Modernism," Michael Coyle, Colgate University b)Film, "Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life" (9 minutes), Director, Fred Waller c)"Duke Ellington and the Modernist Problematic in Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life, " Kevin Hagopian, Pennsylvania State University

Location: Boardroom II

15. Modernist Psychologies: Psychic Formation and Social Renewal Mark Wollaeger, Vanderbilt University, chair

a)"The Psychological Designs of Modernist Temporality," Jesse Matz, Harvard University

b)"Unconscious Omissions: Modernism and Aesthetic Formation," Doug Mao, Princeton University c)"Consciousness Willy-Nilly: Lawrence's Abandonment of Education," Anne Fernald, Purdue University

Location: Ballroom B

16. Early 20th Century Museums and The Institutionalizing of Modernism Joyce Henri Robinson, Associate Curator, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Modernizing the Museum to Nationalize Artistic Tradition : The Prado and the Velazquez Tercentennial of 1899," Alisa Luxenberg, University of Georgia b)"Henry-Russel Hitchcock and the Modern Museum," Carla Yanni, Rutgers University-New Brunswick c)"Modern Primitives and Primitive Moderns: Art, Modernism, and Museum Practice," Stephen Conn, Ohio State University

Location: Palmer Museum, Lipcon Auditorium

17. Modernism and Contemporary Poetry, Roundtable Discussion Lynn Keller, University of Wisconsin-Madison, chair

a) "Lorine Niedecker," Kathleen Fraser, San Francisco State University b) "Negative Examples,"

Barrett Watten, Wayne State University c) "Rules and Restraints in Women's Experimental Writing," Carla Harryman, Wayne State University d) "The Academy of the Future," Bob Perelman, University of Pennsylvania e) "The V-Effect Updated: Implications for Poetic Praxis," Bruce Andrews, Fordham University f) "Stein's Duplicity," Ben Friedlander, University of Maine-Orono

Location: Ballroom D & Ballroom E

FILM: Maedchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931)

Location: Boardroom I



2:30 P.M. BREAK

3:00 P.M. SEMINARS:

F. Modernism and the Victorians I. Leader: Mary Ellis Gibson, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Invited Participant: Carol Christ, University of California, Berkeley. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom A

G. Modernism and the Law. Leader: Robert Spoo, University of Tulsa. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom B

H. Modernist Irony. Leader: Kevin Dettmar, Southern Illinois University. No auditors please.

Location: Boardroom I

I. Modernism and Politics, I. Leader: Stan Smith, Nottingham-Trent University. Invited Participant: Steven Matthews, Oxford University. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Boardroom II

3:00 P.M. PANELS:

17. Modernism and Contemporary Poetry, Roundtable Discussion (continued from 1:30). Lynn Keller, University of Wisconsin-Madison, chair a) "Lorine Niedecker," Kathleen Fraser, San Francisco State University b) "Negative Examples," Barrett Watten, Wayne State University c) "Rules and Restraints in Women's Experimental Writing," Carla Harryman, Wayne State University d) "The Academy of the Future," Bob Perelman, University of Pennsylvania e) "The V-Effect Updated: Implications for Poetic Praxis," Bruce Andrews, Fordham University f) "Stein's Duplicity," Ben Friedlander, University of Maine-Orono

Location: Ballroom E

18. Passing As Modernism Mark Morrisson, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Passing as Modernism," Pamela Caughie, Loyola University-Chicago b)"Free to Roam, Free to Settle: African American Modernisms," Thadious Davis, Vanderbilt University

Location: Ballroom D

TOUR and SLIDE PRESENTATION -- Landgrant Frescoes of Henry Varnum Poor -- tour given by Richard Porter: Please gather in the lobby of the Nittany Lion Inn to proceed to the Palmer Museum. Created in 1940 & 1949 by one of America's most prominent artists of true fresco, these frescoes represent the concept of the landgrant college as conceived by the Morrill Act of 1863. They are regarded as among the most important public murals created in the United States. The hour-long tour begins with a slide presentation in Ballroom D and will proceed to Old Main.

FILMS by D.W. Griffith: A series of landmark early films from the Biograph period (1909-

1913).

3:00 RECITAL Organized by Norman Spivey, Pennsylvania State University, and performed by faculty and students in the Department of Music

Music by:

Claude Debussy, sonata for cello and piano

Webern, Opus 12 songs, soprano and piano

Francis Poulenc, Elegie for french horn and piano

Charles Ives, 4 songs, baritone and piano

Paul Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik fur Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon

Igor Stravinsky, Three Pieces, Clarinet

Stravinsky, TBA, violin and piano

Location: Recital Hall, Music Building

19. 4:30 P.M. LECTURE AND SLIDE PRESENTATION "The House that Mabel (Dodge Luhan) Built: Modernism Comes to New Mexico," Lois Rudnick, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Location: Palmer Museum, Lipcon Auditorium

5:00 P.M. RECEPTION

Location: Nittany Lion Inn

7:00 P.M. PLENARY SESSION

Welcome: Susan Welch, Dean, College of Liberal Arts

P2. NEW MODERNISMS II Michael Coyle, Colgate University, chair

"Turning South Again: Re-Reading Afro Modernism / Re-reading Booker T.," Houston Baker, Duke University

"Modernising Modernism," Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex

Respondent, Kathryne V. Lindberg, Wayne State University

Location: Ballroom

20. 9:00 P.M. POETRY READING

Kathleen Fraser, San Francisco State University; Barrett Watten, Wayne State University; Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Temple University; Bruce Andrews, Fordham University

Location: Ballroom A

9:15 P.M. FILMS: The Cinema & the City (I): Berlin: Symphony of a City (Walter Ruttmann, 1927) and Cops (Buster Keaton, 1922)

9:15 P.M. Social Hour

Jazza-ma-phone: Barry Kernfeld (tenor saxophone), Brian Tutte (vibraphone), Ed Bolloch (electric guitar), Corry Drake (electric bass guitar)

Location: Ballroom I

SATURDAY:

8:45 A.M. PANELS:

21. The Confessional Paradigm Revisited Kathleen Crown, Kalamazoo University, chair

a)"Robert Lowell and the Problem of the Confessional," Steven Gould Axelrod, University of California-Riverside b)"Troubling Assumptions of the Confessional Paradigm," Thomas Travisano, Hartwick College c)"Rethinking the Confessional Paradigm via Plath and Bishop," Camille Roman, Washington State University

Location: Ballroom A

22. Gender, Race, and Narrative at The End of Empire Iyunolu Osagie, Pennsylvania State University , chair

a)"Sex and Race Wars: Narratives of the End of Modernism and the End of Empire," Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University b)"Passage to Bloomsbury: Mulk Raj Anand in the Heart of Britain," Kristin Bluemel, Monmouth University c)"The Cultural Work of Powell's and Pressburger's Black Narcissus at the End of Empire," D.A. Boxwell, U.S. Air Force Academy-Colorado

Location: Ballroom B

23. The Figure of The Lesbian in Modernity Heather Love, University of Virginia, chair a)"Charlotte Mew, May Sinclair and the Poetics of Lesbianism," Suzanne Raitt, University of Michigan b)" Her Whole Aura is High-brow Modernism : The Lesbian and English Modernity," Laura Doan, SUNY-Geneseo c)Respondent, Erin Carlston, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Location: Keller Auditorium

24. Literary Modernism in The American Grain Jim English, University of Pennsylvania, chair

a)"Domestic Aesthetics: Pragmatism and the Politics of Representation in Agee and Evans s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men," Jeanne Follansbee Quinn, Harvard University b)"Screening Readerly Pleasure(s): Modernism, Mass Markets, and Melodrama in Faulkner s If I Forget Thee Jerusalem," Peter Lurie, Boston University c)"Modernist Aesthetics and Southern History," John Matthews, Boston University

Location: Ballroom D

25. Sexuality and Consumption in The Modernist Text Deborah Clarke, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Modernism, Fetishism: Henry James s The Golden Bowl," Guy Davidson, University of Tasmania b)"Passing in the Novels of Fannie Hurst," Monique Rooney, University of Sydney c)"Eating for Enjoyment: Fetishism and Female Pleasure in Gertrude Stein s Tender Buttons," Ann Vickery, Macquarie University

Location: Ballroom E

FILM: Borderline (repeat screening)

Location: Carnegie Cinema

10:00 A.M. BREAK

10:30 A.M. PANELS:

26. Looking Like A Modernist: Modernism and Visual Technologies Cynthia Jarvis, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Perspective Machines and the Crafting of the Modernist Interior Gaze, " Karen Jacobs, University of Colorado-Boulder b)"Vision and Inversion in Nightwood," Jean Gallagher, Polytechnic University c)"Dorothy Richardson, Close Up, and the Creation of World Citizens, " Jane Garrity, University of Colorado, Boulder

Location: Keller Auditorium

27. Historicizing Modernism, Modernist Historicities James Longenbach, University of Rochester, chair

a)"The Fifties Thirties," Alan Filreis, University of Pennsylvania b)"Imbricated Voices: Modernism's Historical Readers," Melba Cuddy-Keane, University of Toronto c)"Modernist Myth as Historical Discourse," David McWhirter, Texas A&M University

Location: Ballroom B

28. The New Economic Criticism and The Old Canon Peter Nicholls, University of Sussex, chair

a)"A Lesson in Economics by Ezra Pound," Louis Cabri, University of Pennsylvania b)"Ezra Pound's Mimetic Economy: Vortoscopic Subjectivity," Heesok Chang, Vassar College c)"Pound's Bollingen and the Economy of Modernist Prestige," Jim English, University of Pennsylvania

Location: Ballroom D

29. Roundtable Discussion: Modernism and The Middlebrow Rethinking Huyssen' s Great Divide Ann Ardis, University of Delaware, chair a)" Sentimental Foolery : Virginia Woolf, the Sentimental, and Literary Value," Pat Collier, University of Delaware b)"Making Room for the Middlebrow: Feminist Revisionary Work on British Fiction, 1918-1940," Chiara Briganti, Carleton College c)"Windy Counsell, "Neither Betwixt Nor Between: Gertrude Atherton s Negotiations of the Middlebrow," University of Delaware d)Respondent, Talia Schaffer, San Francisco State University

Location: Ballroom A

30. Feminist Modernism and the German Avant-Garde Elisabeth Joyce, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, chair

a)"H.D's Femme Noires : German Expressionism and Cinematic Modernism, Susan McCabe, University of Southern California b)"Marianne Moore and Else Lasker-Schueler as Other Blau Reiter," Cristanne Miller, Pomona College c)"Expedient Form: Moore s Moral Montage," Cynthia Hogue, Bucknell University

Location: Ballroom E

FILM: Scar of Shame (Frank Peregini,1927). A film about "passing" in the modern city.

Location: Carnegie Cinema

11:45-1:15 P.M. LUNCH

1:15 P.M. PANELS:

31. Modernism and the Visual Art of the Harlem Renaissance Mary Ann Calo, Colgate University, chair

a)"The Writing of Harlem Renaissance Art History," Diana McClintock, Atlanta College of Art

b)"Primitivism Reconsidered: The Production of Harlem Renaissance Graphic Artists," Caroline Goeser, University of Houston c)Respondent, Jaqueline Francis, Kenyon College

Location: Ballroom A

32. Subjective States: Modernism and Postcolonialism Christopher Malone, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Undiscovered Country: Irish Modernism and the Postcolonial State," Michael Valdez Moses, Duke University b)"Insular Rites: Late Modernism and Colonial Discourse in England," Joshua Esty, University of Illinois d)"Spectres of the Atlantic: Melancholy, Heterochrony, and the Long Twentieth-Century," Ian Baucom, Duke University

Location: Keller Auditorium

33. The Politics of Dissonance in American Music: 1917-1935 Kevin Hagopian, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"From Dissonance to Dissent: The Making of a Radical Composer," Taylor A. Greer,

Pennsylvania State University b)"Creating a God: The Reception of Edgard Varese in New York (1915-1930)," Carol J. Oja, College of William and Mary c)"Ruth Crawford's Sacco, Vanzetti as Proletarian Musical Modernism," Ellie M. Hisama, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Location: Ballroom B

34. Modernist Gothic / Gothic Modernisms Dejan Kuzmanovic, Rice University, chair

a) "Mysteries of Mississippi: William Faulkner's Gothic Reversals," Heather O'Donnell, Yale University b)"Strolling in the Dark: Gothic Flanerie in Djuna Barnes s Nightwood," Avril Horner, University of Salford, and Sue Zlosnik, Liverpool Hope University College c)"Modernist Gothic: War, Horror, the Past, and the Supernatural in Mary Butts s Ashe of Rings," Roslyn Reso Foy, University of New Orleans

Location: Keller 115

35. Modernism and Markets Mark Morrisson, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Sumptuary Modernism: Wilde and the Market in Words," Jennifer Wicke, University of Virginia b)"What Price Fame?: Modernist Innovation and the Market," Robert Jensen, University of Kentucky c)"Self-Organization and the Success of Musical Ultramodernism," Michael Broyles, Pennsylvania State University

Location: Ballroom E

36. POETRY READING:

James Longenbach, University of Rochester; Robin Becker, Pennsylvania State University;Ben Friedlander, University of Maine-Orono;Caroline Zilboorg, Cambridge University, "Transgressions" A Reading from a Novel-in-Progress Based on the Lives of H.D., Richard Aldington and others of their modernist circle.

Location: Ballroom D

FILMS: The City and the Cinema (II): Man with the Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1928) and Easy Street (Charles Chaplin, 1917)

Location: Carnegie Cinema

2:30 P.M. BREAK

3:00 P.M. SEMINARS:

J. Modernism and the Victorians, II. Leader: Cassandra Laity, Drew University. Invited Participants Jessica R. Feldman, University of Virginia; Richard Dellamora, New York University. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom A

K. New Approaches to the Harlem Renaissance. Leader: Robert von Hallberg, University of Chicago. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom B

L. Modernity, Gender, and Pan-Africanism. Leader: Cyraina Johnson-Roullier, University of Notre Dame. Invited Participant: Laura Doyle,University of Massachusetts. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Keller 112

M. Modern and Contemporary Women Poets, II. Leader: Lynn Keller, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom E

N. Modernism and Post-Colonialism, II. Leader: John Paul Riquelme, Boston University. No auditors please.

Location: Faculty Room I

O. Modernism and Politics, II. Leader: Stan Smith, Nottingham-Trent University. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Faculty Room II

P. Modernism and Popular Culture, II. Leader: David Chinitz. No auditors please.

Location: Penn State Room

3:00 P.M. PANELS:

37. Modernism and the City Joe McLaughlin, University of Ohio, chair

a)"Modernist Space," David Pike, American University b)" Petals on a Wet Black Bough : The Flaneur, the Crowdmaster and the Modernist," Michael Levenson, University of Virginia c) "Bringing Modernism Home: Gertrude Stein, Metropolitan Paris, and the Geography of the Avant-Garde, " Sara Blair, University of Michigan

Location: Keller Auditorium

38. Modern Letters: Texts, History, Theory Thomas Beebee, Pennsylvania ate University, chair

a)" An Art Form or Something : Modern Letters and the Making of an Artist s Life," Langdon Hammer, Yale University b)" What Letters You Write! : Langston Hughes, Carl Van Vechten, and the Struggle for Intimacy," Emily Bernard, Smith College c)TBA

Location: Ballroom D

38A. Crises of French Modernism Allan Stoekl, Pennsylvania State University, chair

a)"Considerations on Surrealism's Scientific Reverie and the Transformation of the Avant-Garde Field in Interwar France," John Westbrook, Bucknell University b)"Paracelsus and Revolutionary Surrealism,1938," Don Lacoss, University of Michigan

Location: Keller 112

FILM: Contemporary Avant-Garde: Filmmakers from Pennsylvania State University's film and video faculty present their experimental cinema

Location: Carnegie Cinema

5:30 BANQUET

Location: Boardroom

Welcome: Don Bialostosky, Head, Department of English

7:30 P.M. PLENARY SESSION:

P3. NEW MODERNISMS III Cassandra Laity, Drew University, chair

"Gender, Spatiality,and Geopolitics in the New Modernist Studies," Susan Stanford Friedman, University of Wisconsin-Madison "A Social Philology of Modern American Poetry: Entitled New," Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Temple University

Respondent: Bonnie Kime Scott, University of Delaware

Location: Keller Auditorium

39. 9:00 P.M. POETRY READING Alicia Ostriker, Rutgers University;Bob Perelman, University of Pennsylvania;Carla Harryman, Wayne State University;Cecil Giscombe, Pennsylvania State University

Location: Keller 112

FILM: The Joyless Street (G.W. Pabst, 1925)

Location: Carnegie Cinema



SUNDAY:

9:15 A.M. PANELS:

40. Scoring Modernist Texts David Chinitz, Loyola University-Chicago, chair a)"The Making of Nations: Handel, Verdi, Joyce," Allan Hepburn, University of Toronto-Scarborough b)"Igor Stravinsky and Wallace Stevens: Artistic Order and Religious Crisis," James Hsu, Ohio State c)"Hopkins and the Snark: Music, Nonsense, and Poetry," Sebastian Knowles, Ohio State

Location: Ballroom A

41. From Local Color to The Police State: Political And Anthropological Dimensions of Modernist American Space Mark Manganaro, Rutgers University, chair a)"The Artist Colony and the Penal Colony: Drug Crimes and the Clamp-Down on Chicano Labor in 1930s Mexico," Curtis Marez, University of California-Santa Cruz b)"The Literary Artifact: Regional Sketches, Collecting Practices, and Modernity from Jewett to Cather," Brad Evans, Rutgers University c)"'Modernist Tales of the Tribes': Ethnography and the 'Crisis' of Civilization," Patricia E. Chu, Brandeis University

Location: Ballroom C

42. Whose Modernism?: Class Resistance, the Body, and Depression-Era FictionChair: Janet Galligani Casey, College of the Holy Cross a)" My Little Illegality : Abortion, Resistance, and Women Writers on the Left," Joy Castro, Wabash College b)" Shrivelled Breasts and Dollar Signs: The Resistant Body of the Prostitute in Myra Page s Moscow Yankees," Angela Smith, University of Minnesota c)"Taking Tips and Losing Class: Challenging the Service Economy in James M. Cain s Mildred Pierce," Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga University

Location: Ballroom B

43. Searching for Higher Ground: Gender, Ideology, and the Great War Cyrena Pondrom, University of Wisconsin (Madison), Chair a)"Women's WWI Literature and the Construction of Identity: The Case of Enid Bagnold," Stella Deen, SUNY-New Paltz b)"She's Ripping to Draw : Gender and Deformity in Non-Combatants and others," Debra Rae Cohen, University of Mississippi c)"Reproducing Ideology or, Woe to the Vanquished," Christina Hauck, Kansas State University

Location: Ballroom E

10:30 A.M. BREAK

11:00 A.M. SEMINARS:

Q. Recontextualizations of Modernism, I. Leader: Reed Way Dasenbrock, New Mexico State University. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom A

R. Recontextualizations of Modernism, II. Leader: Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom B

S. Modernism and the Occult. Leader: Leon Surette, University of Western Ontario. Invited Participants: Demetres Tryphonopoulos, University of New Brunswick; Annie Pulis, University of Missouri. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom D

T. Modernism and Queer Theory. Leader: Colleen Lamos, Rice University. Invited Participants: Lisa Rado, Cranbrook Academy; Diana Collecott, University of Durham. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Ballroom E

U. Provincial to European: Constructing British Modernisms. University of Southern Maine-Portland. Invited Participants: Romana Huk, University of New Hampshire; Francis McGrath, University of Southern Maine-Portland. Auditors welcome as space allows.

Location: Keller 112

11:00 A.M. PANELS:

45. Modernism and Decadence Eric Haralson, SUNY at Stony Brook, chair a)"Decadent Domesticity," Jessica Feldman, University of Virginia b)"Queering Decadence: James, Stein, and Triangular Desire," Richard Kaye, Davidson College c)"The Decadent Jew in T. S. Eliot and Djuna Barnes," Suzanne W. Churchill, Davidson College

Location: Boardroom I

46. The Sentimental Paradox John Marx, Trinity College, chair a)"Leaving Jacob's Room," Kevin Kopelson, University of Iowa b)"The Hall of Mirrors: The Well of Loneliness and Textual Identification," Laura Green, Yale University c)"Aesthetic Domestics: Woolf and Modernism's Affective Literacy," Lois Cucullu, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Location: Boardroom II

12:15 P.M. LUNCH

1:30 THE FUTURE OF THE MSA: Open Forum

Location: Ballroom C



Other Local Events:

David Grisman Quintet

Friday, October 8th, 8 p.m. (Eisenhower Auditorium).

(For reservations call 863-0255 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Group rate applies to

MSA registrant: $18 )

Tom Chapin

Saturday, October 9th 8 p.m. (Eisenhower Auditorium)

(For reservations call 863-0255 Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Group rate applies to

MSA registrant: $14.50 orchestra and grand tier; $11.50 upper balcony. )