MSA Conference


MLA 2015

247. Cinema and Modernism 10:15–11:30 a.m., 301, JW Marriott

Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association

Presiding: Scott Warren Klein, Wake Forest Univ.; Michael Valdez Moses, Duke Univ.

Speakers: Laura Frost, New School; Scott Warren Klein; Douglas Mao, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Jesse E. Matz, Kenyon Coll.; Michael Valdez Moses; Carrie J. Preston, Boston Univ.

Session Description:

Panelists explore the silent and early sound era in film, emphasizing how cinema of the period interrelated with modernism and modernist aesthetics broadly conceived: how directors of the period and their works contributed to, participated in, helped to create, and intersected with modernism in the other arts and disciplines.