Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH November 2018
“Feminist Designs: Visualizing the Future of Modernist Digital Humanities”
This roundtable considers the diversity and accessibility of feminist modernist digital humanities, engaging topics ranging from prototyping to pacifism. Attending to experiments in research and teaching, the panelists will address the feminist future of digital modernist scholarship.
Amardeep Singh (Lehigh University)
Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
Margaret Konkol (Old Dominion University)
J. Ashley Foster (California State University at Fresno)
Amanda Golden (New York Institute of Technology)
Organizer, Amanda Golden
Chair, Shawna Ross (Texas A & M University)
ICLT 331: Women, Technology, and Art
Summer 2018, Session III (Online)
Fall 2018 (Blended), Old Westbury Campus
This course takes the nature of experiment as its subject, considering such topics as the art of the novel, poetic form, science fiction, visual art, graphic narratives, and the tech industry. Our case studies begin with two college students, Sylvia Plath’s aspiring writer in her novel The Bell Jar (1963) and Nnedi Okorafor’s STEM heroine in her Afrofuturist novel Binti (2015). We then turn to film adaptations of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein (1818), Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (2006), and avant garde poetry and aesthetics from Mina Loy and Laurie Anderson to Cecilia Vicuña. We will also survey the state of gender in the tech industry from Gamergate and Maker Culture to organizations like FemTechNet and Girls Who Code, and discuss The Internet of Women (2016), a collection of essays co-edited by NYIT’s Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Dr. Nada Anid. Students in this course will write essays, contribute to a course blog, and complete digital projects.
Girl Powered Art and Technology
An Exhibition by Students in ICLT 300: Women, Technology, and Art
This exhibition showcases print, digital, and material artifacts that interpret the ways that women have engaged art and power in their work. It is divided into three sections, corresponding to texts we discussed addressing the influence of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein (1818), Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel Persepolis (2000), and Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction novel Binti (2015). Each of these writers take on humanity and technology differently and the projects students have created consider how they do so in new ways. As a result, our exhibition Girl Powered Art and Technology captures women’s textual and digital impact on society.
The purpose of this exhibition is to depict the roles women have had in shaping technology and art. Representing different cultures and time periods, each of the writers we read demonstrates innovative thinking that inspired our own.
Thank you to NYIT’s Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Digital Art and Design, and School of Architecture.
619: New York as Text: Bibliographies and Geographies
Panelists introduce new considerations of New York literary and social history, including projects combining digital mapping and archival research, and discuss New York’s racial diversity, archives, book history, social welfare, and print culture. Addressing Manhattan from the nineteenth century to the present, the presenters shed new light on New York’s vitality in twenty-first-century bibliographic and textual scholarship.
Saturday, January 06, 2018
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
Essays are invited for a peer reviewed cluster of the second issue of the journal Feminist Modernist Studies considering how our understanding of modernism and gender has changed with the rise of digital technologies that have altered the ways we read, research, and teach. Over the past decade, modernist studies has seen the development of a wide range of projects interpreting the work of women writers, from targeted initiatives such as Woolf Online, Mina Loy: Navigating the Avant-Garde, and The Marianne Moore Digital Archive to broader resources, such as ModNets and the Modernist Archives Publishing Project. How have these new platforms for research transformed feminist modernist studies and what might the digital humanities offer feminist modernist scholarship?
Conversely, what might feminist modernism offer the digital humanities? What do or could feminist modernist digital practices look like, particularly in light of recent critical interventions like Miriam Posner, Lauren F. Klein, and Catherine D’Igazio’s treatment of “Data as Media” and “Feminist Data Visualization”? Contributors might address how digital archives, tools, projects, or methods can engage such concepts as global modernisms, media ecologies, intersectionality, the Anthropocene, disability studies, and material culture. What impact can pedagogical experiments addressing these (and related) topics have on broader conceptions of the digital humanities, particularly in the wake of publications like Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross’s Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom and Adam Hammond’s Literature in the Digital Age?
Please send 4,500-word essays in Chicago style by March 15, 2018 to Amanda Golden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYIT College of Arts and Sciences Student-Faculty Collaboration Summer Research: Interpreting Edna O'Brien's Unpublished Sylvia Plath Play Manuscripts
Following the success of Virginia: A Play (1980), the Irish writer Edna O’Brien took to bringing dramatic form to the American poet Sylvia Plath’s life and work in notebooks dating from May of 1985 that are housed in Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. Using Scalar, NYIT rising sophomores, Rebekah Geevarghese and Uzma Patel designed a digital project interpreting handwritten and typed drafts of the play. Working with scans of materials, the students investigated aspects of O'Brien's creative process, reading widely in Plath's poetry, prose, and fiction. Geevarghese and Patel will be speaking about this project with Dr. Golden at Fordham University's Transnational Print Culture Conference in October. This project was generously supported by a Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant from NYIT's College of Arts and Sciences.