MSA Conference

MSA/MLA


MLA 2014

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

Session Description:

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.