MSA Conference

MSA/MLA


MLA 2016

213. Modernism, Race, and Civil Rights 8:30–9:45 a.m., 112A, PCC

Program arranged by the Modernist Studies Association

Presiding: Stephen A. Ross, Univ. of Victoria

Speakers: Adrienne Brown, Univ. of Chicago; Lisa Jeanne Fluet, Coll. of the Holy Cross; Yogita Goyal, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Michael LeMahieu, Clemson Univ.; Sonya Posmentier, New York Univ.

Session Description:

Panelists address how modernism anticipates, intersects with, or reflects on struggles for racial equality and civil rights; how we might rethink the genealogy of modernism if it culminates in radical black activism and the civil rights movement; and how the revolutionary aesthetics of modernist forms are shaped by resistance to the commodification of black lives.



758. Modernist Revolt: Sex, Theory, and Region 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 203A, PCC

Program arranged by the forum LLC 20th- and 21st- Century En glish and Anglophone and the Modernist Studies Association

Presiding: Leonard P. Diepeveen, Dalhousie Univ.

Speakers: Laura Frost, Stanford Univ.; William J. Maxwell, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Adam McKible, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York; Allison Pease, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York; Mark A. Wollaeger, Vanderbilt Univ.

Session Description:

Panelists focus on convergences between radical modernities, aesthetic modernisms, critical practices, and experiences of physical revulsion, exploring various aspects of modernism’s revolting underbelly.