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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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!

Read More

“A Stitch in Time: H.D.’s Craft Modernism as Transhistoric Repair” by Amy E. Elkins

My publication about H.D.’s needleworks in The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945. Abstract: H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886-1961) maintained a longstanding interest in the material and artistic history of needlework, a practice that helped her conceptualize, theorize, and overcome traumatic wartime experiences. This essay presents, for the first time, an archive of H.D.’s needlework and demonstrates…

Read More

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

I’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. I’m currently writing my first book project, Crafting Modernity, which looks at how women authors have taken up art-making as a way to creatively—and materially—oppose inequality and…

Read More