The Modern Language Association Convention takes place this year in Boston, January 3-6, 2013, and Northeastern’s English Department will be well represented on the program. Two faculty members, Professors Ryan Cordell and Mary Loeffelholz, will participate in roundtables, How I Got Started in Digital Humanities: New Digital Projects from DHCommons (Cordell) and Rethinking Recovery: American Women’s Writing (Loeffelholz).
Dr. Jonathan Benda will give a paper on a panel on Reorientations: East Asia in Recent Anglophone Fiction; Professor Bonnie TuSmith on Urban Ethnicity: Work, Protest, and the American Dream; and Professor Kimberly Juanita Brown on two panels: Mentoring: Its Significance and Impact on Degree Completion and Tenure Attainment, and Black Women’s Sexualities in African American Literature and Cultural Production. Dr. Brett Keeling will also present on two panels: Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield and An Alternative Genealogy of Poetry.
Professor Kathleen Kelly will preside over Medieval Things, a panel on which Northeastern PhD Amy Kaufman, now a professor at Middle Tennessee State University, will present. Two English doctoral candidates will also present papers: Aparna Mujumdar on Planetary Modernisms and Modernities; Genie Giaimo on Paintings and Photographs Remediated in Film, Graphic Narrative, and Newspaper, and recent graduate Dr. Hanna Musiol will present on Undercover America.