About

35797377825_8607d295fb_zI’m a writer and assistant professor of English at Macalester College. I teach courses on modern and contemporary British and Irish literature, visual & material culture, and modernism. My courses are frequently cross-listed with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Environmental Studies.

My current book project, Crafting Modernity: Remaking Feminist Time from Literary Modernism to the Multimedia Present, reconceives the notions of craft and crafting for the study of twentieth-century and contemporary women’s writing, with a particular focus on British, Irish, and Caribbean literary and craft contexts. My project illuminates specifically feminist constructions of modernity and articulates the stakes of transmedia making for the contemporary practice of feminist literature and art. Approaching the work of women’s literature from hybrid points of artistic reference, my book assembles a broad, comparative archive of craftwork, from needlework and poetry to the novel and digital making.

In addition to my scholarly publications, I make art, lecture on creative pedagogy (including artists’ books), and write a series of author interviews that explore the intersection of visual culture and women’s writing for Los Angeles Review of Books.

This website offers some information about my current research and teaching with links to my Instagram and Twitter. Thanks for stopping by!

Contact Me:
aelkins@macalester.edu
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