Marianne Moore

February 7, 2004 . Ithaca , NY

You are cordially invited to attend the first conference of its kind in the wee hamlet of Ithaca, NY where a partnership between Palm Press/SlyFox Productions and the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University will convene poets, publishers, editors, culture workers, consumers, and interested minds to explore the potential for intellectual and social change through the vehicle of small press publishing.
SMALL PRESS CULTURE WORKERS : A Conference on Small Presses

Small Press Culture Workers is a forum for poets, publishers, and
editors of small, independent presses and journals as well as publishers of
artists' books to investigate the sub-economic force of small press
publishing in the United States . Cultural work made possible by artists and
editors committed to building and sustaining community while implementing
innovative editorial aesthetics and publishing strategies will be examined
through a variety of talks, panel presentations and events.
February 7, 2004 . Ithaca , NY .

        Presenters include:
        Charles Alexander, Chax Press, Tucson, AZ
        Allison Cobb, POM2, New York, NY
        Jennifer Coleman, POM2, New York, NY
        Michael Cross, Syllogism, Buffalo, NY
        Rory Golden, Executive Director, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
        Joel Kuszai, Factory School, Ithaca, NY
        Brendan Lorber, Lungfull!, New York, NY
        Jennifer Savran, LunaSea Bindery and Press, Ithaca, NY
        Jonathan Skinner, editor, ecopoetics, Buffalo, NY
        Juliana Spahr, Chain, Subpress, Oakland, CA
        Mark Weiss, Junction Press, San Diego, CA

The conference includes panel presentations, a small press book
fair, "Pages," an exhibit of book arts curated by Buzz Spector at the Ink Shop/Olive
Branch Press and a group reading by the poet/publishers in attendance as
part of the West End Reading Series February event. Location: Mural Lounge,
The Clinton House, 116 N. Cayuga Street , Ithaca , NY . Contact Jane Sprague
for further information regarding registration, lodging and conference
details at or

SMALL PRESS CULTURE WORKERS: A Conference on Small Presses
Saturday, 2/7/04, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Mural Lounge, The Clinton House
116 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY

9:00- Registration
10:00- Opening remarks- Michael Cross, Editor, Syllogism.
10:15-11:45 Panel #1 Small Presses (Mark Weiss, Juliana Spahr, Joel Kuszai)
12:00-1:30 Panel #2 Editing and Publishing Independent Journals/Magazines
(Allison Cobb,Jennifer Coleman, Jonathan Skinner, Brendan Lorber)
1:30-2:30 Lunch
2:45-4:15 Panel #3 Small Press Publishing: Book Arts (Jennifer Savran, Rory
Golden, Charles Alexander)
Exhibit, 'Pages,' at the Ink Shop / Olive Branch Press: Ongoing (10:00-on)
Book Fair: Ongoing (10:00-5:00)
5:00 - 7:00 Dinner
7:00-9:00 Poetry reading of work by poet/presenters. Lost Dog Lounge.


"Michael Field" and Their World

An Educational Weekend at the University of Delaware
27-29 February 2004

This event will be the first devoted to the lives and literary achievements of the British poets and playwrights Katherine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913), the lesbian couple who wrote under the pseudonym of "Michael Field." This weekend will also explore the late-Victorian cultural milieu surrounding them, focusing upon the artists (including the Pre-Raphaelites) who influenced them; the famous friends (such as Oscar Wilde, Walter Pater, John Ruskin, Robert Browning, "Vernon Lee," George Meredith, Bernard Berenson, and Charles Ricketts) who formed their circle; and the avant-garde publishers and designers who produced their books. Already the subject of recent scholarship, the "Fields" are the center of a transatlantic revival of interest, studied for their approaches to feminism, aestheticism, female sexuality, collaborative creativity, spirituality, and journal writing. In keeping with their interdisciplinary cultural vision, the weekend will include a visit to the Delaware Art Museum , home of one of the largest and finest collections of Pre-Raphaelite art.

Program highlights:

Friday, 27 February - University of Delaware , Newark , DE

Lecture: "Poets and Artists:The Michael Fields and their Aesthetic Circle " STEPHEN CALLOWAY, Associate Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum , London

Saturday, 28 February - University of Delaware, Newark,DE
Symposium (continued on Sunday) of scholarly papers delivered by distinguished academics from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, Switzerland, and Japan

Music recital: First performance of song settings by "Michael Field"

Visual presentation: "Attributing the Substance of Collaboration as Michael Field" MARIA DE GUZMAN, artist/photographer and Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Sunday, 29 February - Delaware Art Museum,Wilmington,DE

Lecture: "The Pre-Raphaelite World of Michael Field"
DR. JAN MARSH, author of "Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood;" "Jane and May Morris;" "The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal;" and "Christina Rossetti"

More information:
or contact

Margaret D. Stetz
Mae & Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies
University of Delaware

Mark Samuels Lasner
Senior Research Fellow
University of Delaware Library
Tel. (302) 831-3250

Sponsors: Women's Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the English and Art History Departments of the University of Delaware; the University of Delaware Library; the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation; the Delaware Art Museum; the William Morris Society; and the Eighteen Nineties Society.

Professor Cassandra Laity
Co-Editor, Modernism/Modernity
English Department
Drew University
Madison , NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3141
Fax: 973-408-3040


Other Modernisms/Modernism’s Others
Modernist Studies Association
Sixth Annual Conference

Vancouver, BC, Canada
21-24 October 2004
Please join us for the Sixth Annual Conference of the MSA, “Other Modernism/Modernism’s Others.” Hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, the conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. The conference will feature plenary sessions, panels, seminars, and poetry readings related to the study of modernism and modernity.

Please consult the conference website for instructions on how to propose seminar topics and panels and for further information about the conference:

To receive calls for proposals and other information, send your name, address, and email address to Kate Scheel at

Deadline for Peer Seminar Topic Proposals: Monday, February 23, 2004
Deadline for Panel Proposals: Monday, May 3, 2004

24-25 October 2003

Ecole Normale Supérieure - Lettres et Sciences Humaines,
15, parvis René Descartes
BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex

The ENS-LSH in English:

It might seem paradoxical to consider the century of the Modernist avant-garde from the point of view of nostalgia. However, nostalgia manifests itself in twentieth-century British poetry in a multitude of ways. A selection of papers (in English) will be published in ETUDES BRITANNIQUES CONTEMPORAINES after the conference.

Proposals in English (200 words for a 25 minute paper) to be sent to Professor Paul Volsik (at:- before the end of MARCH 2003. Decision on acceptance by the scientific committee (SEAC) before Easter 2003.


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