Modernist Studies Association Conference 2013, "Everyday Technology: Teaching Modernism and Digital Media" Roundtable
For the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference, I have organized a roundtable called "Everyday Technology: Teaching Modernism and Digital Media." Grab a coffee and come join us on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. The roundtable features teachers of modernism who demonstrate a wide range of pedagogical approaches. Introducing applications, classroom strategies, assignments, and methods, the participants on this roundtable will examine the ways that digital tools have shaped students' engagement with modernist materials. The presenters teach various kinds of courses--including composition courses, surveys, seminars, and digital humanities courses—in different countries and types of institutions. Following the panelists’ brief introductions, we will shift to a question and answer format. We look forward to a lively discussion addressing topics of interest to the audience members.
Sarah Terry is an Assistant Professor of English at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, as well as within Oglethorpe’s interdisciplinary Core Curriculum. Her current book project traces the adoption of literary forms of expression and musical techniques by Anglo-American authors, and argues for the significant relationship literary modernism has to music in the twentieth century.
Erin Templeton is Anne Morrison Chapman Distinguished Professor of International Study and an Associate Professor of English at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is working on a book manuscript which explores male-female authorial collaborations in modernist poetry and is the author of articles on William Carlos Williams, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound. She is the President of the William Carlos Williams Society, and she is also a contributing writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education blog, ProfHacker.
Anouk Lang is a Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde where she teaches twentieth and twenty-first century literature and digital humanities. Her edited collection From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century was published in 2012 by the University of Massachusetts Press. She is working on a book on the use of geospatial technologies in understanding Anglophone modernist writing, and her essays have appeared in journals including Canadian Literature, Narrative, Language and Literature and Australian Literary Studies.
Emily James is an Assistant Professor of English at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches courses on modernism and nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature. She's working on a book project on modernism, composition, and the body. She published "Virginia Woolf and the Child Poet" in Modernist Cultures (2012).
Doris Bremm taught multimodal composition and literature courses as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In her research, she specializes in contemporary literature, intersections between literature and the visual arts, and literary theory. Her book manuscript Representation Beyond Representation: Reading Paintings in Contemporary Narratives considers contemporary literature about visual art as a new way to historicize postmodernism and the postmodern novel. The essay “London’s Museum Spaces in the Works of A.S. Byatt and Peter Ackroyd” will be included in a collection entitled London in Contemporary British Fiction: Beyond the City forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2013.
Anita Helle is Professor of English and Director of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University. She is editor of The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath (2007) and of a forthcoming special issue of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature (2013) on post-millennial illness narratives.
Paige Morgan is a Ph.D. candidate in English and Textual Studies at the University of Washington, focusing on 18th and 19th-century English poetry and economics, and the digital humanities. Her work in the digital humanities includes the creation of Visible Prices, an archive of literary and economic information. With Sarah Kremen-Hicks, she recently organized and led Demystifying the Digital Humanities, a year-long workshop series at the University of Washington. Her articles on the digital humanities, William Blake, and textual studies, can be found in Romanticism and in the upcoming Palgrave anthology Sexy Blake.