[Msa-discuss] Thomas Davis at the Modernism Seminar- Tues. 11/27

Samuel Alexander salexand at endicott.edu
Mon Nov 19 15:55:48 EST 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please join the Modernism Seminar of the Mahindra Humanities Center at
Harvard on Tuesday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m. to hear Thomas Davis (Ohio
State University) give a presentation titled:

*Fossils of Tomorrow: *

*Late Modernism and the Great Acceleration*

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

*Thomas S. Davis* is Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State
University.  He is the author of *The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and
Everyday Life
<https://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-extinct-scene/9780231169424>* (Columbia
University Press, 2016). His essays have appeared in *Twentieth Century
Literature*, *Modern Fiction Studies*, *Textual Practice*, *Literature
Compass*, *English Language Notes*, and several edited collections.  He is
co-editor with Nathan K. Hensley of the “Scale and Critical Form”
<https://modernismmodernity.org/forums/scale-and-form> cluster for
*Modernism/Modernity*’s Print-Plus Platform.  He is currently working on
two book projects: *Fossils of Tomorrow: The Literature and Culture of the
Great Acceleration* and *The Cultural Lives of Climate Change*.

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:

*Upcoming Spring 2019 Speakers*

February 26 at 6:00pm (Room TBA): Greg Forter (University of South
Carolina), “The Inarticulate Scream of History: Utopian Desire and
Modernist form in Benjamin, Chakrabarty, and Zoë Wicomb’s *David’s Story*”

March 26 at 6:00pm (Room 133, Barker Center): Lucy Collins (University
College, Dublin), Talk Title TBA

April 9 at 6;00pm (Room 133, Barker Center): Michelle Clayton (Brown
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

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