For this year's South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA), I am presenting two papers. One is called "Sylvia Plath's Nighttown: Midcentury Marginalia in Plath's Copy of Ulysses" and it is part of an International James Joyce Foundation session. This paper examines Plath's annotations in her personal copy of Joyce's Ulysses, housed at Smith College, in the context of her reading of modernism at midcentury.
The second presentation, "After the Telegraph: Modernism and Technology," is part of a panel that I organized called "Teaching Modernism in the Digital World," which will address using digital tools to teach modernist poetry, fiction, music, and visual art. This session features presentations by Sarah Terry (Oglethorpe University), Margaret Konkol (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Julie Phillips Brown (Virginia Military Institute). It will be chaired by Amy Elkins (Emory University).