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).
Amanda Golden is an Associate Professor of English at New York Institute of Technology. She is the author of Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets (Routledge, 2020) and editor of This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). Her research and teaching interests include American and British literature from the nineteenth century to the present, modernism, poetry and poetics, literary archives, composition, and the digital humanities.