Mapping Poetic Networks

This gephi graph visualizes connections among a selection of 20th century African American collections in MARBL.

I presented on networks of African American antifascist poetry from the 1930s and 1940s at the Global Lives of Poems seminar at ACLA at the end of March. I wanted to start to map networks of circulation and collection, both the interpersonal and publishing circuits that poems travelled around the moment of writing, as well as their afterlife,… Continue reading Mapping Poetic Networks

April 2nd Workshop on Open Journal Systems

Tonight I’m running a workshop on Open Journal Systems for students in the Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Core II course. Participants (or anyone interested) can find the google doc I’ll be working from here. [gview file=””]

Dinner Plates

I went to the Modernist Studies Association conference this August. It was at the University of Sussex, near Brighton. On the “Everydayness and the Spanish Civil War” panel, I presented on a scrapbook that Nancy Cunard assembled with materials documenting the Spanish Civil War and Republican exile in France. I also participated in Rachel Farebrother… Continue reading Dinner Plates

Don’t You Want to Be Free?

This past weekend, I went to Boston for the American Literature Association Conference. I presented a paper “Don’t You Want to Be Free?: Questions of Emancipation in 1930s African American Theatre” on an American Theatre & Drama Society panel. My paper focused on Langston Hughes’s play Don’t You Want To Be Free? and his Harlem… Continue reading Don’t You Want to Be Free?