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Interdisciplinary Modernism

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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…
Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:13am
The Interdisciplinary Modernisms Workshop will host a workshop with Miriam Thaggert, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Iowa, on Thursday April 27th, 4:00-5:30 at the Willson Center House, 1260 S. Lumpkin Street. Professor Thaggert will discuss a chapter from her book Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance (Amherst: Univ. of MA Press, 2010) as well as a selection…
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 2:37pm
Please join us for a Joint Seminar of the Georgia Colloquium in Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature and The Interdisciplinary Modernism/s Workshop, with James Chandler, Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer. We will pre-circulate Professor Chandler's paper; those interested in receiving access to the paper, please contact Alex Edwards at  Friday, March 17, 2016. 3:30pm-5:00pm. Russell Special Collections…

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