OSL Workshop: Women and Transnational Modernisms

OSL Workshop: Women and Transnational Modernisms

Workshop | 11-12 November 2020, venue tbc | Organizers: Dr. Camilla Sutherland (University of Groningen), Dr. Kathryn Roberts (University of Groningen) and Dr. Ruth Clemens (Utrecht University) | 1-2 EC

Open to: PhD candidates and RMA students; OSL members have first access. Interested MA students are welcome to participate, but are not able to receive official credits for the course.

Registration will open September 9, 2020.

Responding to the recent ‘transnational turn’ in Modernist Studies, as well as the growing field signalled by the establishment of the Feminist Modernist Studies journal in 2018, this workshop will explore the relationship between gender and transnational modernism. Bringing together scholars of a variety of national and regional modernisms (North America, Europe, Latin America, and beyond), we seek to assess where women fit into the redrawing of the geographical borderlines of Modernist Studies and how to account for not only the geographic but also symbolic marginalisation of these figures. Spread over two days, the workshop will combine presentations, discussion groups and collaborative writing sessions.

Day One: 15-minute “work in progress” talks given by participants – in these sessions we will share and receive feedback on our current research.

Day Two: Morning discussion seminar responding to a selection of recent articles published in the field of gender and transnational modernism; Afternoon collaborative writing/brainstorming session setting down our thoughts on new directions for the field and possible future co-authored publications and projects.