Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference. Pasadena, CA November 17-20, 2016.

Session P106: Industrial Interiors: Capitalism, Urbanization, and the Politics of Compartmentalization

Organizer: Anna Green (Michigan State University)

1. "Compartmentalized Dwellings and Compartmentalized Minds: Late Modernism, Subjectivity, and the Mapping of Los Angeles," Adam Meehan, Palomar College

2. "Assembling the Bowery: Mina Loy and the Failure of Compartmentalization," Anna Green, Michigan State University

3. "'Bigness': Abstract Expressionism and the Factory Studio," Monika Gehlawat, University of Southern Mississippi

American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 26-29, 2016.

Session 18-A F. Scott Fitzgerald I

Organized by the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

Chair: Kirk Curnutt, Troy University

1. "The Perils of Recognition in Fitzgerald’s Leading Men," Adam Meehan, Palomar College

2. "From Suffragette to Flapper: Illustrating Social Transformation in 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair,'" Jennifer Nolan, North Carolina State University

3 "'Something Gorgeous About Him': Allan Dwan and the Genesis of The Great Gatsby," SharonKim, Judson University

4. "Women and Money: The Shining Secrets of The Great Gatsby," Alden Wood, University of California, Irvine

Great Books Forum: Heart of Darkness


The Great Books Forum offers an opportunity to encounter classic and modern literature in company with interested readers from the college and the community. Along with the works themselves, discussions focus on issues of context and interpretation.


The theme for Spring 2015 is The Legacy of Colonialism: Tales In and Out of Africa.


February 26, 2015

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Gateway Center 131

SUNY Westchester Community College


Book: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


Discussion led by Dr. Adam Meehan, English Department


Participation is free and open to the public, and no reservations are necessary! The Great Books Forum is sponsored by the English Department and is underwritten by the Cultural Arts Fund of the Faculty Student Association. For information, contact professor Jim Werner at 914-606-6840 or via e-mail at



130th MLA Convention. Vancouver, BC, January 8-11, 2015.
"Conrad and Joyce: Comparative Angles"


Respondent: Sebastian Knowles (Ohio State University)

Presiding: Christopher GoGwilt (Fordham University)


Adam Meehan (University of Arizona), "'Mapping the Void': Terror and Redemption in Conrad and Joyce"


Agata Szczeszak-Brewer (Wabash College), "Decoud, Dedalus, and the Anxiety of Patriotic Production"


Robert Volpicelli (Penn State University), "Poor Visions: Joyce, Conrad, and Weak Epistemology"


Christopher GoGwilt, "Conrad and Joyce in 'iSpace'"


Adam Meehan, University of Arizona

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

New York, NY, March 20-23, 2014.

"(Re)Conceptualizing Global 'Capitals' in Modernist Studies"


Seminar Organizer: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)

Day 1:


Marvin Campbell (University of Virginia), "Hart Crane's Bridge Too Far: The Archipelago as Isthmus in Key West"


Lauren Du Graf (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), "Charles Henri Ford and Mississippi Modernisms"


Sarah Moody (The University of Alabama), "Poetic Form, City Form, Fin de siglo: Ornamentation and Regularity in Rubén Darío and Buenos Aires"


Diana Roig Sanz (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), "Interrogating the Idea of 'Flow': Buenos Aires and the 'Double Men's' Role in Global Modernism"


Day 2:


Jordan Brewer (Yale University), "Malcolm Lowry's Film-Industrial Epic"


Elise Swinford (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), "Global Bloomsbury: Modernist Circulation and the Hogarth Press"


Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame), "Exile and Emigration, Joyce and Proust"


Scott Branson (Amherst College/Hampshire College), "The Desire for Modernism"


Day 3:


Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona), "Colonial Consciousness in the Anglo-Indian Novel"


Ben Tam (Cornell University), "Fallen City, Fallen Woman, Fallen in Love: Eileen Chang and Chinese Modernity"


Anita Patterson (Boston University), "T. S. Eliot and Japan: Reconceptualizing Boston as a Capital of Modernism"


Judith Brown (Indiana University), "Style and Global Modernism"


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The 28th Annual MELUS Conference & The Ralph Ellison Centennial Symposium Oklahoma City, OK, March 6-9, 2014.
"Class Politics and Aesthetics in Ethnic Literatures II"


Moderator: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)


Dennis López (California State University-Long Beach), "Belaboring Difference: Race, Class, and Power in William Attaway's Blood on the Forge"


Greg Gabrellas (Drexel University College of Medicine), "On Writing Modern Myths: Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison in the History of Psychoanalysis"


Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona), "Black and Red: Ellison, Ideology, and the Problematics of Black Marxism"

129th MLA Convention. Chicago, IL, January 9-12, 2014.
"Marxism and Psychoanalysis in the Twenty-First Century"


Presiding: Carlos Gallego (St. Olaf College); Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)


Catherine Liu (University of California, Irvine), "Affective Labor and Transitional Objects: D. W. Winnicott's Social Democracy"


Todd McGowan (University of Vermont), "The Subject of Desire and the Subject of Capitalism"


Thomas Paul Bonfiglio (University of Richmond), "Toward a Psychopathology of the American Political Economy"