Typestruck: On Women and Writing Machines

Recent publication: “Typestruck: On Women and Writing Machines” co-authored with Glenn Adamson over on the Modernism/Modernity Print Plus platform, part of the “Visualities” series annd edited by Alix Beeston: https://modernismmodernity.org/forums/posts/elkins-adamson-typestruck We argue for the gendered significance of typewriting and look closely at Stevie Smith’s Novel on Yellow Paper as a technographic text. The collaborative, dynamic…

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Stitching the Pandemic

Kissing Quilt Amy E. Elkins 2020 Mixed media quilt (cyanotype, embroidery, indigo dyed fabrics) 39 ½ in. x 70 ½ in. This year, I’ve been writing about how women writers use craft in their writing as a way to survive crises, work through trauma, express queer feelings, and resist oppressive systems of time, politics, racism,…

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Publication News: PMLA

Check out my recent piece in PMLA: From the Gutter to the Gallery: Berenice Abbott Photographs Mina Loy’s Assemblages I’m a big fan of the Little Known Documents feature in this journal. In my archival piece, I detail the significance of newly discovered photographs that American photographer Berenice Abbott took in Mina Loy’s Bowery apartment.…

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Process & Praxis: Creative Pedagogies in Literary Studies, Cardiff. U

  Creative Pedagogy Workshop at Cardiff U. I recently spoke to community members at Cardiff University about creative approaches to pedagogy and how we might understand our role as teachers in the 21st c. classroom.  After an introductory lecture, I invited participants to engage in close reading of Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse…

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Public Lecture: Cardiff U.

Public Lecture – The Exploded iPhone: ‘Homemade Tech’ in the Age of Feminist Critical Making Image Works: Research and Practice in Visual Culture at Cardiff University is pleased to present our next event combining creative and critical approaches to visual culture. Amy E. Elkins is Assistant Professor of English at Macalester College in Minnesota and…

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Writing on Water: A Conversation with Daisy Johnson on “Everything Under”

My new Q&A is up over at LARB: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/writing-on-water-a-conversation-with-daisy-johnson-on-everything-under/ Such a delight talking painting, photography, transgender characters, and environmentalism.  Johnson writes “women in the world” with mystery and anger but also with attention to how beauty emerges in the details.  Check it out!

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