MSA Conference


MLA 2013

293. Modernist Studies and the Harlem Renaissance 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Chicago G, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association.

Presiding: Adam David McKible, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York

Speakers: Houston A. Baker, Vanderbilt Univ.; Suzanne Wintsch Churchill, Davidson Coll.; Barbara Clare Foley, Rutgers Univ., Newark; George B. Hutchinson, Cornell Univ.; Kathleen Pfeiffer, Oakland Univ.; Cherene Monique Sherrard Johnson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Session Description:

What is the future of Harlem Renaissance studies, and what are its (dis)connections with recent developments in modernist studies? This roundtable will address the convergences and divergences of these fields of inquiry, focusing particular attention on recent frameworks such as globalism, diaspora studies, visual and media studies, editorial practices, and pedagogy.

594. What Makes a Modernist Plot? Modernism and Narrative Innovation 3:30–4:45 p.m., Clark, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the International Society for the Study of Narrative and the Modernist Studies Association.

Presiding: Richard Walsh, Univ. of York

1. “Endless Plot: Modernism’s Sequel Problem,” Matthew Levay, Harvard Univ.
2. “The Art of Biography and the Form of Modernist Fiction,” Nathaniel Cadle, Florida International Univ.
3. “Virginia Woolf and Plots Driven by Feelings,” Marta Figlerowicz, Harvard Univ.