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Textual Revolutions: Feminist Projects in Modernism and Digital Humanities

As copyright expires on texts published in the first half of the twentieth century, modernist scholars working in the digital humanities are encountering increased options for online publication, collaborative scholarship, and creative interpretation of modernist texts. With this methodological shift comes an opportunity for feminist scholars to recover, re-represent, and re-contextualize publications by women which may have been lost to the politics of twentieth-century publication, and also to direct attention to the rich conversations about intersections of gender, race, and social class that shaped the period's literature and politics. The development of digital projects--whether archival, explicative, or creative--will substantially impact the placement of women, of gender issues, and of feminist politics within the twenty-first century modernist canon.

Organized in response to conversations from the MSA 16 roundtable on Feminism and the Future of Modernist Studies and the seminar on Transnational Women Modernists about the importance of promoting digital scholarship on women and gender, this panel will showcase digital humanities projects that work at the intersections of modernism and feminism. Panelists are invited to share ongoing or past work on a specific project, or to present on theoretical or practical aspects of incorporating a feminist approach into a modernist digital humanities project. Presentations may touch on issues including: starting and obtaining funding for feminist digital humanities projects; contributions of ongoing feminist digital humanities projects to modernist scholarship; specific challenges in finding or contextualizing work by women writers; issues related to copyright, particularly in regard to unknown authors; pedagogical implications or opportunities arising from feminist digital humanities projects.

Please submit abstracts of 300 words to Layne Craig at by April 10.

Conference Location: Boston, USA
Conference Starts: November 19, 2015
Conference Ends: November 22, 2015

CFP Submission Deadline: April 10, 2015

For more information, contact: Layne Craig