Please see below the MSA 5 list of seminars and instructions on how to join a seminar for the Modernist Studies Association Conference to be held in Birmingham, Sept. 2003. Longer descriptions are presently being posted on the website:
Peer Seminars for MSA-5 Birmingham 2003

What is a Peer Seminar?
Seminars are small-group discussion sessions (of no more than 15 people) for which participants write brief "position papers" that are read and circulated prior to the conference. Seminars generate lively and valuable exchange during the conference and in some cases have created a network of scholars who have continued to work together. Further, the peer seminar model allows most conferees to seek financial support from their institutions as they educate themselves and their colleagues on subjects of mutual interest.

Seminar Registration
Deadline for Seminar Registration: 30th May 2003
Individuals may submit a ranked list of three seminars (including the name of the seminar leader) in which they would like to participate. Since we can accept only a limited number of panel proposals, we encourage all prospective participants to consider joining one of the peer seminars listed. Seminar assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis; the sooner you submit your selections, the better your chance of receiving your first choice.  The leader of your seminar will contact you in early June with details of how to submit your position paper.

The MSA 5 Program will indicate seminars available for auditors.

Please email ranked seminar selections and panel proposals to Samantha Skinner at [log in to unmask] and include summer contact information.

Seminar Descriptions

Triangulated Modernisms (or, Three-Way Conversations: Woolf in/and the Americas) Rebecca Biron and Jane Garrity

Modernism and Marxism C. Dan Blanton

Modernist Politics and Aesthetics Tony Brinkley, Christopher Bush and Laura Cowan

Queer and Sapphic Modernisms in 2003 Anne Charles

A Few Don’ts About Modernist Studies Edward Comentale

Modernism and Radio Michael Coyle

Art as a Language of Social Discourse Jonathan Fineberg

Human Rights Modernism Lisa Fluet

Musical Intersections Bill Friend

Modernism, Theater, Mass Culture, 1860-1940 Martin Harries

Architecture and Utopia Hilda Heynen

Vision and Gender Catherine Hobbs

Modernism and the Ghosts of Symbolism Raphael Ingelbien

Modernism’s Other Geographies Catherine Jurca

Family Systems Therapy and Modernist Psychological Literary Criticism John V. Knapp

Modern Poetry and Visual Cultures Elizabeth Loizeaux

Modernism and the Culture Concept Marc Manganaro

Modernism/Modernity and the Everyday Scott McCracken

Modernist Montage Jordana Mendelson

Vorticism: The First English Avant-garde Alan Munton

Modernism and the Authentic Jesse Matz and Elizabeth Outka

Modernism and Nationalism Catherine Paul

Visual Poetry and Graphic Design Jed Rasula

The Legacy of Surrealism Raymond Spiteri

Modernist Poetry and Prosody: The Ezra Pound – William Carlos Williams Tradition  Ellen Stauder and Demetres Tryphonopoulos

Space and Place in Modernism Andrew Thacker

Cruel Modernisms Janine Utell

Comparative Modernist Cultures Laura Chrisman and Steven G. Yao

Professor Cassandra Laity
Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
English Department
Drew University
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3141
Fax: 973-408-3040

Professor Cassandra Laity
Co-Editor, _Modernism/Modernity_
English Department
Drew University
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3141
Fax: 973-408-3040