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Jessica Burstein

Cold Modernism: Literature, Fashion, Art
Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

From Coco Chanel and the impact of the little black dress on modernism, to re-readings of Henry James, the inventions and poetry of Mina Loy, photographs of Hans Bellmer's sex doll, and why playing cards is not the same thing as thinking, Jessica Burstein's account of modernism seeks to recenter the field and awaken us to the aesthetic virtues of taking surface appearance seriously. Central to her analysis is the important premise that our current understanding of modernism is fundamentally incomplete.

2011-2012 Co-Sponsored Events

The following list of recent events provides an overview of the diverse events supported by co-sponsorship funds.

Demystifying the Digital Humanities

Demystifying the Digital Humanities is a new series of six workshops, funded for the first time by the Simpson Center and the UW Textual Studies program, presenting a guided introduction to the points of intersection between traditional and digital humanities (DH)...

Digital Humanities

Integrating computer technologies with humanities research. Utilizing computational tools to retrieve, analyze, and visually represent data.

CPS Partners

Faculty and fellows of the Certificate in Public Scholarship have collaborated with the following community groups and organizations:

Elective Courses

Here are courses that CPS Fellows have taken to satisfy this requirement.  Please also refer to HUM 595

UW Links

Links to Resources from the University of Washington

Travel Funding

As part of its sponsorship of the Certificate, the Simpson Center makes available some limited conference travel funding for CPS fellows.


The Certificate in Public Scholarship comprises an extended learning community of graduate student fellows, faculty and staff advisors, and their c