The Modern & Contemporary Culture Workshop

The Modern & Contemporary Culture Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum, open to faculty members and PhD students researching topics related to the culture of the modern and contemporary periods (roughly 1850 to the present). Essays/chapters/proposals are circulated a week in advance of our meeting to registered participants. We then spend an hour discussing the paper with the aim of improving the document for publication or submission. Interested presenters should email Christa Noel Robbins.






Register with Christa Noel Robbins in order to receive a copy of the paper to be workshopped.

Paul Dobryan (Assistant Professor, German), “Marked Man: Perceiving Disability in M.” Wednesday, Sept 29, 5pm, Fayerweather Lounge

Giulia Paoletti (Assistant Professor, Art History), Introduction to Objects of Betrayal: Photography and Visuality in Senegal. Monday, Nov 8. 1pm, New Cabell Hall, Room 236

Jessica Swoboda (PhD candidate, English), chapter from "Entangled Relations: Characters, Interpretation, and Aesthetic Experience." Monday, Dec 6, 1pm, New Cabell Hall, Room 236



We are currently building out our Spring 2022 schedule. Please email Christa Noel Robbins if you would like to present.


Image caption: Clockwise, starting from the upper left: Unidentified artist, El Hadj Malick Sy, ca. 1930s glass painting, 50 x 40cm; Virginia Woolf, 1939, photographed by Gisèle Freund; Miriam Schapiro,Flying Carpet, 1972, mixed media, 60 x 50 inches; Peter Lorre in Fritz Lang's M, 1931.