About Me: “arrange whatever pieces come your way” ~Woolf

About: Dr. Amy E. Elkins (she/her/hers). I write about modern and contemporary literature, art theory and visual culture, and feminist approaches to the archive. As an artist, theorist, and interdisciplinary scholar, I emphasize dynamic, global approaches to research and student-driven inquiry across media. I serve as the Modern Language Association’s elected delegate for Women and Gender in the Profession and have received fellowships from Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Rare Books School, and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. My first book monograph Crafting Modernity: Remaking Feminist Time from Literary Modernism to the Multimedia Present is currently under review, and my essays have appeared or are forthcoming in PMLA, Contemporary Literature, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, and The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945. I also interview writers about literature and visual culture for the Los Angeles Review of Books .

I was raised and educated in the South (Ph.D., Emory University; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., Hendrix College) and am currently Assistant Professor of English  at Macalester College in Minnesota. In addition to my scholarly research and arts practice, I have a strong interest in the public humanities and experimental pedagogy. This website links to my social media and provides more information about my research and teaching. My full CV is here. Feel free to connect with me, and thanks for stopping by!

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Contact Me:
aelkins@macalester.edu