Modern Thought and Literature

advancing the study of critical issues in the modern world and reshaping the ways in which disciplinary scholarship is understood and practiced since 1971

MTL is the place where people do the “studies” - ethnic studies, gender studies, media studies, sciences studies, and so on. I was able to obtain an excellent training in three interdisciplinary fields, working with faculty from several disciplines, including the sciences.

- Sarah Richardson 


Thursday, February 22, 2024. 4:00pm
Building 460, Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 426


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Christian Jimenez, clockwise from front left, Ryan Tasker, Carolina Morones, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rudy Guerrero in “Citizen.”

From SF ChronicleSalvador keeps reminding himself to wait and observe. Speak too soon or make a sudden move, and the mysterious beings in this new land of Santa Rosa might eat him alive. But if he restrains himself, he doesn’t just retain his power; dreams might take root and flower in his mind.
A new book by Shane Denson explores the intersections of biodata and media art and how predictive algorithms are reshaping perceptions of the human body.
Congratulations to MTL second-year Michelle Ha for winning the 11th annual Korea Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies, for her paper "Beyond Diaspora: Racial Capitalism and Empire in Kim Young-ha’s Black Flower"!