You have the option of registering for one pre-conference workshop and one post-conference workshop if you are interested. Make sure these workshops do not conflict. Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You can register for workshops through the Registration form; please follow instructions outlined on the Registration Information page. Please do not register for “closed” workshops.
(THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)
Laurel Harris - Rider University
Lauren Rosenblum - Adelphi University
This workshop will discuss strategies for collaborative scholarship. We will begin by facilitating a discussion on collaboration and its potential to reconstruct academia as a more inclusive, equitable, and productive space. Most of the workshop time will then be spent writing with a partner in response to prompts or on existing projects. Collaborators can attend together, or the organizers can pair collaborators before the workshop. We will conclude with a reflection of the process, next steps, and ideas on how to overcome obstacles. We welcome participants working in any media (digital or otherwise) on projects in any phase of development.
Claire Buck - Wheaton College
Liz O'Connor - Washington College
Ravenel Richardson - Case Western Reserve University
Aimee Wilson - University of Kansas
Writing groups can be a key to professional productivity. While graduate programs often facilitate them, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, faculty at teaching-centered institutions, and mid-career scholars may find it difficult to create a sustainable group. This workshop will help participants articulate their writing group needs and identify a format to meet those needs. Before the workshop, participants will complete an intake form and read a short article by Helen Sword on best practices. During the workshop, presenters will discuss personal writing group challenges and successes, along with advantages and disadvantages of particular formats. Participants will then break into groups (based on intake forms) to outline attainable goals, discuss the next piece they want to revise, and, ideally, exchange contact information to create groups post-MSA.
Philip Leventhal - Columbia University Press
This workshop will bring together commissioning editors from leading university presses and series editors to address a range of practical, intellectual and professional issues involved in conceiving, writing, and proposing a monograph in modernist studies and related fields.
Patty Argyrides - Queen’s University
Michelle Rada - Brown University
Academia is more than just individual scholarship: it is knowing how to communicate, collaborate, and build relationships with peers and professors, which can be intimating for emerging scholars. This workshop aims to provide techniques for graduate students seeking to improve their networking skills in academic settings, and offer guidance on striking a balance between independent research, collaborative projects, and student social life.
(SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)
Elizabeth Dickens - University of Virginia
How do we teach modernism in the current moment, in which we and our students grapple with the renewed prominence of ideologies like fascism and white nationalism and in which the ability to analyze and evaluate texts and images is especially crucial? The concerns of modernist studies—including interpreting difficult texts, evaluating relationships between art and politics, and examining the field’s complex national and temporal parameters—are urgent and relevant in our classrooms. In this interactive workshop, participants will share challenges and opportunities inherent in teaching modernism in 2019 and learn new strategies for designing effective and engaging courses.
Irene Gammel - Ryerson University
Cintia Cristiá - MLC Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow
How does research for a book or an article evolve into an exhibition? What goes into a media package in humanities scholarship? How does literary and artistic research translate across different media? This workshop explores ways research can be developed and translated beyond the manuscript or the classroom through the integration of other forms of media. Attendees will learn how to translate and mobilize their research for exhibition, radio, television and print media.
Jim Drobnick - Editor, Journal of Curatorial Studies
This workshop focuses on learning how to navigate, approach, and submit to academic publishers, and will offer insight into what academic publishers search for in a scholarly work. Participants will also learn how to fine-tune their essays for publication, as well as the tips and tricks to securing a scholarly publication.