MSA Modernist Studies Association 6th Annual Conference


Out of the Archive

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This year's conference will be organized loosely around the theme "Out of the Archive."  Although the organizers welcome seminar and panel proposals on any topic related to the MSA's focus, particular preference will be given to those which consider the ways in which visual, literary, cinematic, journalistic, personal, financial, musical, and other sorts of archives have begun to alter the structure and boundaries of aesthetic modernism.

Keynote Speakers:

Mary Ann Doane

George Hazard Crooker Professor of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Jerome McGann
John Stewart Bryan Professor, The University of Virginia

Keynote Roundtable:

"Displaced Modernisms"
A conversation with Thadious Davis, Francoise Lionnet, Donald Shaw and John Worthen

Thadious Davis is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania
Francoise Lionnet is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA.
Donald L. Shaw is Brown Forman Professor of Spanish American Literature and a former Chairman of the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese at the University of Virginia.
John Worthen is Professor Emeritus of D. H. Lawrence Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Conference Overview

Founded in 1999, the Modernist Studies Association is devoted to the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century. Through its annual conferences and journal, Modernism/Modernity, the organization seeks to develop an international and interdisciplinary forum for exchange among scholars in this revitalized and rapidly expanding field.
The Modernist Studies Association will hold its 2006 annual meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. The conference will be held at one of Tulsa's top conference hotels, the Doubletree Hotel-Downtown.

For all inquiries, contact: msa8 at

Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the James Joyce Quarterly, the
Modernist Journals Project
, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and the
Departments of English and Foreign Languages.

Organized by Sean Latham, Holly Laird, Joseph Kestner, and Bruce Dean Willis.

Image credit: The Chauffeur by Christopher Nevinson (courtesy of the Modernist Journals Project)

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