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BAMS Call for Nominations – Executive Steering Committee / Postgraduate Representative

Call for Nominations

2013 Election of the British Association for Modernist Studies Executive Steering Committee and one Postgraduate Representative

On 31 December, the three-year terms of the members of the first executive steering committee will come to an end. We now invite nominations for membership of the steering committee and for one postgraduate representative position, for election before that date.

Nominees for membership of the steering committee will ideally be in academic posts, as members are expected to take a turn in hosting executive meetings and the annual postgraduate training symposium, and to fund their attendance at BAMS events and meetings (financial support is provided for postgraduate representatives only). According to the BAMS constitution existing committee members are eligible for re-election at the conclusion of their term of office for a maximum of two more consecutive periods. Although it is expected that a minority of current members of the committee will stand for re-election, prospective new members are very warmly invited to stand. Nominees may, if they wish, express interest in one of the named officer positions: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Web Administrator.

Nominees for a two-year postgraduate representative position are sought from registered doctoral students who have completed their first year of study. The elected representative will join Emma West (Cardiff) and Chris Mourant (KCL), who were elected at the beginning of 2013.

Members of the steering committee attend approximately two committee meetings a year, organise an annual postgraduate training symposium, operate membership of the association, maintain and develop BAMS’ online presence, support existing modernist programmes and events (such as the several modernism centres and seminars) and generally promote modernist activity in Britain. A BAMS Conference, Modernism Now, will take place in June 2014.

Candidates require a nomination from an existing member of BAMS and must themselves be members of the association. The final selection will be made through an on-line election process open to all BAMS members.

Candidates are asked to submit a brief biography as well as a 250-word proposal outlining their vision for the future of BAMS, their suitability for the role, and their envisaged contribution to the association. The name of the nominator should be included in the proposal. Applications should be emailed to Andrew Thacker ( no later than October 31 2013.

Information about the positions can be directed to:
Andrew Thacker (Chair) (
Rebecca Beasley (Secretary) (

For information about the position of postgraduate representative, enquiries can also be directed to:
Chris Mourant (
Emma West (