Modernisms: A Conference

The Dartmouth College English Department Presents

April 7 & 8, 2016

The conference will bring together scholars working with a range of concepts of modernism and diverse approaches to modernist works. Papers will address modernism in its political and economic as well as aesthetic dimensions, and in its transnational configurations: concerned with literature and art as they work together with other cultural forces including capitalism, empire, colonialism, urban experience.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

5:00     Welcome
Barbara Will, Dean of the Arts and Humanities

5:15     Keynote Speaker
Rebecca Walkowitz, Rutgers
“What is Anglophone Modernism?”
Introduction: Christian Haines, English Department

Reception following talk and discussion

Friday, April 8, 2016

9:30     Catherine Flynn, Berkeley
“James Joyce and Walter Benjamin: The Matter of Paris”
 Introduction: Patricia Stuelke, English Department

11:00   Jill Richards, Yale
“Negritude and the United Nations, or Gender Trouble in the Diplomatic Archives”
Introduction: Aimee Bahng, English Department

12:30   Lunch

2:00     Iftikar Dadi, Cornell
“Calligraphic Abstraction” 
Introduction: Brett Gamboa, English Department

3:00     Luke Gibbons, Maynooth
“Transatlantic Usable Pasts: The 1916 Easter Rising and American Modernism”
Introduction: Chante Mouton-Kinyon, English Department

4:00     Break

4:15     Round table and discussion with all speakers
Led by Alysia Garrison and Donald Pease, English Department