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This summer, I’ll be headed to the annual Space Between conference, Intersections of Resistance in the Space Between, 1914-1945 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. I’ll be talking “bad” reading practices, ethics, and grammars of resistance in Virginia Woolf’s 1941 novel, Between the Acts. You can find the full abstract below.
Alex Christie and I are putting together a roundtable on ethics in/and the academy. In particular, we’re seeking short presentations that address the ethics of our investments in the disciplinary, methodological, pedagogical, and institutional structures of the academy. How might we reimagine the academy? You’ll find the full cfp below.
This past year has brought a welcome break from the classroom. In my new-ish position as a graduate assistant in a teaching and learning center, I’ve had the opportunity to explore and reflect on what it takes to build fruitful, engaging, challenging learning experiences. Working “behind the scenes” with students, staff, and faculty to support learning inside and outside the classroom has highlighted the challenges, rewards, and precariousness of working and learning in higher ed. I’m excited to share my experiences at #MLA18 this year as part of Session 203 – Anxious Pedagogies: Negotiating Precarity and Insecurity in the Classroom….
In January 2017, I participated in the inaugural episode of the Modernist Podcast and share some of my work on modernist women writers (including Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein, Nella Larsen, and Djuna Barnes). Public humanities projects like this podcast are an incredible resource for sharing, building, and learning from scholarly communities. As creator Séan Richardson explains, podcasts can transform the space and place of scholarly work by amplifying new or different voices and breaking down the physical and economic boundaries of academic institutions. Both endeavors, I would argue, are modernist in spirit. // “Form and Light, Motif in West New Jersey,” Oscar…