[Msa-discuss] liesl olson at mahindra modernism seminar

Paige Reynolds preynold at holycross.edu
Wed Oct 19 16:41:23 EDT 2011


Dear Colleagues, 
  
Please join the Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at
Harvard on Wednesday, 26 October, at 6:00 p.m. for a lecture offered by
Liesl Olson entitled:  
  
"Porkpackers and Poetry: Making Modernism in Chicago" 
  
The talk will take place in Room 133 of the Barker Center. 
  
Liesl Olson is currently a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow,
2011-12.  In January she will become Director of the Scholl Center for
American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago. 
Previously she held an NEH/Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Newberry.
>From 2005-2009 she taught at the University of Chicago as a
Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Humanities Division. Olson’s first book
Modernism and the Ordinary (Oxford UP, 2009) examines a broad range of
twentieth-century writers and how their works present the habitual and
unselfconscious actions of everyday life.  Her talk will be from her
second book, Modernism Made in Chicago, which is about Chicago’s
literary and artistic centrality during the early twentieth century. 

There is free parking near the HHC 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. Normally the attendant is
welcoming, as long as it's after 5:00 p.m., even if we are erroneously
not on the good list. 
  
We hope you'll be able to attend the session, which, as always, includes
discussion after the presentation. 
  
The remaining lecture for the fall will be:
Wednesday, 16 November, 6:00 p.m.: Jeanne Follansbee (Director of
Studies, Harvard History and Literature Program), “Anti-Fascism and the
Politics of Aesthetic Experience in Richard Wright and Tillie Olson” 
  
Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are available
at: 
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~humcentr/. 
  
Best wishes, 
  
Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross 
preynold at holycross.edu  
http://college.holycross.edu/faculty/preynold/  
  
John Paul Riquelme, Boston University 
jpriquel at bu.edu  
http://people.bu.edu/jpriquel/  
  
Co-Chairs, Modernism Seminar

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