Anne Hirsch Moffitt

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Anne Hirsch Moffitt specializes in 20th-century literary modernism, with a particular interest in the ways modernism as a form and concept traveled between and beyond metropoles.  Her current project looks at novels from the U.S. and Ireland as case studies for how modernist forms were used to represent local rural traditional cultures being transformed by the large-scale social upheaval wrought by slavery, colonialism, war, and nation-building.  A second project seeks to uncover early 20th-century conversations between spheres of modern literature and modern dance. Broader research interests include transatlantic studies, postcolonial and diasporic literature, and theories of space, place, and circulation.