MSA . . . in a cloud

I made this using Wordle, using the name of every session, seminar, and roundtable as well as the titles of all the papers that will be given at the Modernist Studies Association’s 13th annual conference in Buffalo.  Wordle gets rid of all (or at least most of) the “the”s, “and”s, and similar words.  I removed the two most dominant words:  “modernism” and “modernity.”   This is what’s left.  Stein is clearly rising, as are politics, and aesthetics continues to do alright, but where are the other names?  And where are the big modernist words of yore:  “difficulty,” “autonomy,” “form?”


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