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Typewriter Psyche: The Techno-Inscriptive Origins of Female Modernism

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Matthew Schilleman’s research focuses on the material history of writing and its relationship with thought and culture. His work has appeared in Journal of Modern Literature, symplokē, and Media-N, and was featured at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome as part of an exhibit on 19/20th-century writing media. Currently, he is completing a manuscript entitled, Typewriter Psyche: Office Media and the Techno-Inscriptive Origins of Modernism. In it, Schilleman presents an alternative interpretation of modern media, literature, gender, and the subject circa 1900 that reconstructs the aesthetic movement of modernism as an effect of new writing technologies. He is currently Research Associate of the Five Colleges and Adjunct Professor of English at UMass Amherst.

Light refreshments will be served.  This lecture is free and open to the public.