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Interdisciplinary Modernism

To learn more about the Interdisciplinary Modernism Workshop events, please see https://willson.uga.edu/research/research-clusters/international-modernism/

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:58am
John Greaney, Fulbright-NUI Postdoctoral Scholar 2019/20 at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a talk titled "Irish Modernism, Memory, and Narrative: the examples of Bowen and Beckett." Greaney lectures and tutors in University College Dublin and Maynooth University. His research interests include modernist studies, Irish studies, critical theory and continental philosophy. His work has been featured in Irish Studies Review and Textual…
Wed, 10/30/2019 - 1:40pm
Surrealist poets, painters, photographers, and filmmakers not only blurred the distinctions between the rational and irrational, the conscious and the unconscious, dream and waking reality, life and death, but they also subverted the bright line of categorical difference separating humans from animals.  The more bizarre, hybridized, and monstrous the animal kingdom appeared, the better as, “the Surrealist bestiary,” Breton held, “gives pride of…
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 2:32pm
An Interdisciplinary Modernisms Workshop with Jacqueline Ávila (Associate Professor, Department of Musicology, University of Tennessee) Workshop: Cinesonidos: Film Music and National Identity in Mexico’s Época de Oro  Dr. Avila's research interests include Mexican modernism, nationalism, and cinema and media studies. She was a recipient of the UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant and the American Musicological Society's Howard Meyer Brown…
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:52am
Dr. McGinn's project uses network analysis to expand the modernist literary canon beyond an Anglo-centric perspective. It graphs the data extracted from Sturgis E Leavitt's 1960 index Revistas Hispanoamericanas: Indice Bibliografico 1843-1935 alongside the data from the Modernist Journals Project to examine the routes of intellectual exchange. The relations among hundreds of contributors to these periodicals trace a plurality of simultaneous…
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 11:49am
Lizzy LeRud is the NEH Post-doctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University's Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She completed her PhD in English at the University of Oregon in 2017. Her work has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Prose and is forthcoming in A Companion to the Prose Poem. She is currently is working on a book manuscript entitled "Antagonistic Cooperation: American Poetry in an Age of Prose," which uncovers the surprisingly recent…
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:15am
"Exhibited in Photographs: Objects, Displays, & the Installation Shots that Define Them" Dr. Kathryn Floyd is Associate Professor of modern art at Auburn University. Her research focuses on 20th-century Germany through the history and historiography of art exhibitions and their mediation in catalogues, installation photographs, and film. Her current book project explores the concept of the “installation shot,” through an exploration of…
Wed, 10/31/2018 - 2:29pm
Professor Costello will discuss her essay titled "Collecting Ourselves: 'We' in Wallace Stevens," which builds on her recently published monograph, The Plural of Us: Poetry and Community in Auden and Others (Princeton UP 2017), on modernist poetry's use of the collective pronoun. Professor Costello is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) of English at Boston University, and a renowned scholar of twentieth-century Anglo-…
Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:47pm
Marianne Moore (1887-1972), major American modernist poet and editor, was one of her age’s shiftiest artists. She made, remade, reordered and selectively suppressed her poems many times during her life, making the establishment of a “definitive” Moore canon nearly impossible. The past decade, however, has seen a Renaissance in the editing of her work, revealing a poet quite different from the one her posthumous readers thought they knew. At this…
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:12pm
Kate O’Brien’s fiction has rarely been read as modernist. Yet, like the satirical exercises of her late modernist contemporaries Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien, her writing forms a critique of the political and social specifics of late Free State Ireland. O’Brien’s 1938 novel Pray for the Wanderer is part of a collection of Irish novels published in the late 1930s which exhibit a late modernist concern with the relationship between art and its…
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:24pm
Samuel Beckett was attuned to how Nazi propaganda employed catastrophic threats of starvation and saving prophesies of plenitude to justify atrocity. Dr. James McNaughton freshly argues that Beckett has Endgame perform the aftermath of these strategies to broaden debates about what counts as genocide postwar, to source recent starvation policies in European imperialism, and to extend James Joyce's indictment of literary complicity.  The essay…

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