[Msa-discuss] Maren Linett at the Modernism Seminar- Mon. 10/23

Samuel Alexander salexand at endicott.edu
Mon Oct 16 12:00:47 EDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at
Harvard next Monday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. to hear Maren Linett (Purdue
University) speak on:

*“Dysgenic Shem: Modernism and Disability” *

The presentation will take place in the Mahindra Humanities
Center, Barker 133.

*Maren Linett* is Professor of English and Director of Disability Studies
at Purdue University. She is the author of*Modernism, Feminism, and
UP, 2007) and *Bodies of Modernism: Physical Disability in Transatlantic
Modernist Literature*
<https://www.press.umich.edu/8432101/bodies_of_modernism> (U of Michigan P,
2017). She edited two collections: *Virginia Woolf: An MFS Reader
<https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/virginia-woolf-0>* (Johns Hopkins
UP, 2009) and *The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers*
UP, 2010). Linett has published articles about an array of modernist
writers, and is currently working on a book entitled *Literary Bioethics:
Animality, Disability, and the Human*.

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.

Details about the Center, including a calendar of events, are available at:

*Remaining Fall 2017 Speaker*

Monday, November 27: Beth Blum (Harvard University), “Negative
Visualization; Or, Modernism's Survival Tips for the End Times" - at  6:00
p.m. in Barker 133.

*Spring 2018 Speakers*

(All talks will be held at 6:00 p.m. in Barker 133)

Tuesday, February 13: Eve Sorum (University of Massachusetts, Boston),
“Modernist Empathy” (tentative title)

Tuesday, March 27: Eric Falci (University of California, Berkeley):
“Modernist Poetry and the Problem of Music: Pound, Loy, Eliot and the
Mediation of Genre”

Tuesday, April 17: Thomas Davis (Ohio State University): Talk Title TBA

Best wishes,

Sam Alexander, Endicott College
salexand at endicott.edu


Paige Reynolds, College of the Holy Cross

preynold at holycross.edu


John Paul Riquelme, Boston University

jpriquel at bu.edu


Samuel Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Endicott College
Beverly MA 01915
978-816-7618 <(978)%20816-7618>
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