314. Labyrinthine Modernisms in Pirandellian Times 1:45–3:00 p.m., 15, VCC East
Program arranged by the Pirandello Society of America and the Modernist Studies Association
Presiding: Leonard P. Diepeveen, Dalhousie Univ.
1. “The Futility of Historical Narrative and the ‘Garden of Forking Paths,’” Nicholas MilneWalasek, Univ. of Ottawa
2. “Differing Models of Modernist Labyrinths: Eliot and Pirandello,” Michael Subialka, Univ. of Oxford, Saint Hugh’s Coll.
3. “Stein’s Labyrinth without Walls,” Leonard P. Diepeveen
457. Modernism, Feminism, and Disability 10:15–11:30 a.m., 117, VCC West
Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association
Presiding: Jessica Berman, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
Speakers: Rachel Adams, Columbia Univ.; Madelyn Detloff, Miami Univ., Oxford; Maren T. Linett, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette; Janet W. Lyon, Penn State Univ., University Park; Joseph Valente, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York
This roundtable explores the convergences of modernism, feminism, and disability, focusing on how feminist disability studies revises our approaches to modernist form, shits our conceptions of gender in modernism, and generates new nonnormative models for reading modernist texts.