Modernist visual art, literature, society, and politics of New York shaped the discussion of nearly 100 scholars, who attended NYIT's day-long interdisciplinary conference on March 2 at the Manhattan campus. The conference, organized by faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences, featured presentations on topics ranging from the global city to how economics and class issues from the Modernist period of the early 1900s have influenced current social movements such as Occupy Wall Street. Pictured from left to right: Lori Jirousek-Falls, Ph.D., associate professor of English, NYIT-MA; Tom Jacobs, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, NYIT-OW; Jonathan Goldman, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, NYIT-MA; Marshall Berman, distinguished professor of political science, City College of NY; and Bryan Waterman, Ph.D., professor at NYU. Read more.
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