[Msa-discuss] Claire Seiler at Mahindra Modernism Seminar 3/26
preynold at holycross.edu
Fri Mar 20 11:52:32 EDT 2015
Please join the Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at
Harvard on Thursday, March 26, at 6:00 p.m. for our second session of the
spring term to hear Claire Seiler present:
*Suspending Modernism: *
*Elizabeth Bishop and the Midcentury Problem*
The presentation will take place in Room 133 of the Barker Center.
*Claire Seiler* is an Assistant Professor of English at Dickinson College.
As a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for
2014-15, she is completing her first book manuscript, “Midcentury
Suspension.” The project fuses archival research in mid-twentieth-century
print and public culture, theorizations of modernity and the long
modernism, and analyses of a range of key texts to offer a new account of
transatlantic literature of the decade after World War II. Concentrating
on forms of suspension in works by W.H. Auden, Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth
Bishop, Elizabeth Bowen, Ralph Ellison, and Frank O’Hara, the book revalues
the aesthetic and period categories that typically organize
twentieth-century literary history and theory. Essays related to this and
other projects have appeared in *Contemporary Literature*,
*Modernism/modernity*, and *Twentieth-Century Literature*, as well as in edited
collections on Auden, human rights and citizenship, and Shirley Hazard.
Seiler also contributes occasional pieces to *Arcade: A Digital Salon*.
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
We hope you'll be able to attend the session, which, as always, includes
discussion after the presentation.
In Spring 2015, our final lecture will be:
Monday, April 27 at 6 pm: Catherine Kodat (University of the Arts),
"Modernist Dance and the Metapolitics of Cold War Culture"
Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are available at:
Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross
preynold at holycross.eduhttp://college.holycross.edu/faculty/preynold/
John Paul Riquelme, Boston University
jpriquel at bu.edu
Co-Chairs, Modernism Seminar
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