What Are You Reading?

“What Are You Reading?” sessions take advantage of the simultaneous presence of modernist scholars from many locations, institutions, and fields. Each ninety-minute forum consists of 8 to 10 participants and a moderator who work to introduce one another to a variety of texts related to modernist studies.

Led by the moderator, participants report for a few minutes each on a scholarly or critical book in modernist studies, sketching the work's content and explaining why they are excited to share it with other scholars. Time permitting, participants also have an opportunity to seek clarifications, draw connections among the texts, and propose further related readings.

To participate, simply check the appropriate box during the registration process and name a book you would be interested in presenting. Please note that you will have to register by September 15, 2021, to sign up for a “What Are You Reading?” session.

You will be notified of the time and location of your session in October. There is no need to submit any proposal or paper in connection with this event; nor do you need to contact your moderator in advance. Simply check the box, receive notice of your time and location, and come to the conference prepared to share a book! Given the uncertain supply of moderators as well as available meeting rooms, places are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.