MSA 2013: Registration Open

Dear Colleagues,

The 15th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association, entitled “Everydayness & the Event,” is fast approaching. We’ve received a phenomenal number of excellent applications, and are currently looking forward to hosting over 500 delegates from around the world at the University of Sussex between August 29th and September 1st 2013.

We’re very pleased to announce that registration is now open.

You can find information about registration and other aspects of the conference – satellite events, keynotes, accommodation, and travel – on our conference website:

If you missed our deadlines for seminar, panel, and round table proposals, it is not too late to become formally involved in this year’s conference. There remain two avenues for taking part:

Seminar Sessions:If you aren’t familiar with the seminar format, it is a lively and original forum unique to the Modernist Studies Association: 25 seminars on a wide variety of topics are now posted on-line (see: Those who sign up to join those seminars will be asked to circulate a short paper to all participants prior to the conference. These papers will then form the basis of a group discussion that is scheduled during the conference proper. No proposal is necessary.

“What Are You Reading?” Sessions:You can join a “What are you Reading?” session when you register on-line for the conference by simply naming a scholarly book you’d like to present; conference coordinators will then include you in a discussion slot alongside other scholars. For more information, see:

Please feel free to attend as a speaker or a listener – all are welcome. And please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with any concerns or queries.


Sara Crangle

Conference Coordinator

(on behalf of a committee involving the University of Sussex and Queen Mary, London)