Meeting Archive

Meeting Archive

#1 – University of Birmingham | March 27th 2017

‘A True Magic Chamber’: The Public Face of the Modernist Bookshop – Andrew Thacker, Modernist Cultures

“Cosmopolitan Sympathies”: Poetry of the First Global War – Jahan Ramazani, Modernism/Modernity

Chairs: Rachel Eames (University of Birmingham) and Sean Richardson (Nottingham Trent)

#2 – Nottingham Trent University | June 05th 2017

Modernism and the Medicalization of Sunlight: D. H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, and the Sun Cure – Kirsty Martin, Modernism/Modernity

Early Radio Listening as Modernist Practice: Ambient Radio and the Aesthetic of Distraction – Shawn VanCour, Modernist Cultures

Chairs: Hannah Comer (University of Birmingham) and Rhiannon Cogbill (University of Birmingham)


 #3 – University of Loughborough | July 17th 2017

Metamodernism: Narratives of Continuity and Revolution – David James and Urmila Seshagiri, PMLA

‘Let’s Be Alone Together’: Bryher’s and Marianne Moore’s Aesthetic-Erotic Collaboration
– Susan McCabe, Modernism/Modernity

Chairs: Elizabeth O’Connor (University of Birmingham) and Bret Johnson (Loughborough University)


#4 – University of Birmingham | August 14th 2017

‘The pilot’s periplus’: Ezra Pound, Cyril Connolly, and the Forms of Late Modernist Travel – Annabel Williams, Modernist Cultures

Selected Book Reviews

Chairs: Rachel Eames (University of Birmingham) and Sean Richardson (Nottingham Trent)


#5 – University of Birmingham| September 18th 2017

Special Session: Work in Progress feedback session.


#6 – University of Birmingham |October 23rd 2017

Special Session: Welcome for new members.
Chairs: Hannah Comer (Birmingham) and Elizabeth O’Connor (Birmingham)


#7 – University of Birmingham | November 20th 2017

‘Purging the Birdcage: The Dissolution of Space in Mina Loy’s Poetry’ – Jacinta Kelly, Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

‘Facing Life as We Have Known It: Virginia Woolf and the Women’s Co-operative Guild’ – Alice Wood, Literature & History

Chairs: Rachel Eames (University of Birmingham) and Sean Richardson (Nottingham Trent)


#8 – University of Birmingham | December 18th 2017

An Essay in Aesthetics – Roger Fry, New Quarterly

Woolf ’s Cesspoolage: On Waste and Resignation – Sarah Crangle, The Cambridge Quarterly

Chairs: Matilda Blackwell (Birmingham) and Matthew Holliday (Nottingham)


#9 – University of Birmingham | February 26th 2018

Nicole Warren Diver and Alabama Beggs Knight: Women on the Threshold of Freedom – Sarah Beebe Fryer, Modern Fiction Studies

H.D.’s Tapestry: Embroidery, William Morris and The Sword Went Out to Sea – Elizabeth Anderson, Modernist Cultures

Chairs: Hannah Comer (University of Birmingham) and Jaime Ellen Church (University of Wolverhampton)


#10 – Modernism in Focus| March 26th – 29th 2018

From March 26th to March 29th, the Midlands Modernist Network held an intensive retreat in Sussex, generously funded by Midlands3Cities. The retreat offered students the opportunity to improve their writing skills, discuss seminal texts and get to grips with current debates in modernist studies.


#11 – Transitions: Bridging the Victorian Modernist Divide | April 9th – 10th 2018

Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide was held on 9th and 10th of April 2018 at the University of Birmingham. Transitions was an international, interdisciplinary conference seeking to open a dialogue between Victorianist and Modernist scholars. The conference interrogated the historical, theoretical and thematic divides that have evolved from the artificial critical boundary set at the turn of the century.

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