[Msa-discuss] Laura Frost at the Modernism Seminar, Harvard Humanities Center, Monday 27 April

John Paul Riquelme jpriquel at bu.edu
Mon Apr 20 22:37:37 EDT 2009

Dear Colleagues,

The final spring session of the Modernism Seminar at the Harvard  =

Humanities Center is coming up next week.  Please join us if you are  =

in the area to hear Laura Frost speak on

"Gentlemen Prefer Typists:  Anita Loos and

Modernism=92s Problem with Pleasure"

Monday, April 27, 6:30 pm, 133 Barker Center, Harvard Humanities Center

Laura Frost, who teaches at The New School, is Co-chair of Literary  =

Studies in the Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts.  Her research and  =

teaching interests include British and comparative modernism; gender  =

and sexuality studies; post-1945 literature; visual culture; narrative  =

and 9/11; and the history of pleasure.  She has published Sex Drives:   =

Fantasies of Fascism in Literary Modernism (Cornell, 2002) and essays  =

on a wide range of modern and contemporary authors and topics, from  =

Joyce to Lawrence, E. M. Hull, Aldous Huxley, Don DeLillo, Kathryn  =

Harrison, Art Spiegelman, and pornography, torture, and photography in  =

relation to Abu Ghraib.

We hope you'll be able to attend the talk, which includes discussion  =

after the presentation.  There is free parking at the Broadway Garage,  =

on Felton between Broadway and Cambridge Street.  Just tell the  =

attendant that you're participating in an event at the HHC.

Our first speaker in the fall will be Charles Altieri (UC Berkeley).

Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are  =

available at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr/.

Best wishes,

Peter Nohrnberg, Harvard University, nohrnber at fas.harvard.edu

John Paul Riquelme, Boston University, jpriquel at bu.edu, http://people.bu.ed=

Co-Chairs, Modernism Seminar
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