Articles tagged ‘Msa’

MSA 2018 and Lo-Fi Modernism

If you or someone you love is a modernist, chances are, you’ve been hearing the post-conference buzz from MSA 2018 in Columbus last week. Wonderfully organized by Thomas Davis and Jesse Schotter, the conference has already been praised in a thoughtful recap in The Modernist Review by Séan Richardson, Michelle Rada, Patty Argyrides, and Meindert Peters. I wholeheartedly concur with our across-the-pond colleagues in BAMS that the conference was all “fire emoji” (and yes, I’m gonna keep that spelt out that way, for emphasis) (and yes, I’m gonna keep that spelling of spelt because it’s quite fun to think about ancient grains and also because I’m a shameless Anglophile).

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MSA Debriefing

The annual convention of the Modernist Studies Assocation last week was, I think, the best I’ve ever attended. From the cabbies, the hotel, and the restaurants to the activities and events and the organization, it was fantastic to see a convention go off so swimmingly. (Must file away those tips and tricks for NAVSA 2016 here at ASU, including the axiom that conference hotel must be haunted.)

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