New Work in Modernist Studies – programme announced

Non-speaking delegates are welcome to attend. Registration is £5 for BAMS members, £10 for non-members, and includes lunch, tea and coffee. Please register by emailing, stating any dietary requirements. The venue for the conference is the David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh.

NWMS 2013 Conference Programme

10-10:30 Coffee, registration, and welcome

10:30-12:00 Parallel Sessions

SESSION ONE: Modernist Perception and Representation
(Chair: Dr Bryony Randall ) (Room: TBC)

1. Oliver Neto (University of Bristol), ‘Object – Epiphany – Banality: Joyce and the ‘Interesting’ Novel’
2. Grant Gosizk (Kent University), ‘Masking the Mask: Exploring O’Neill in Light of ‘Memoranda on Masks’’
3. Leanne Maguire (Liverpool Hope University), ‘May Day! May Day! Capital Degeneration in F. Scott Fitzgerald’
4. Sarah Chadfield (Royal Holloway), ‘’A new way of looking at things…’: H.D. and the ‘real’’
5. Oliver Penny (University of East Anglia), ‘Empty Rooms: Style and the Negative in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart’

SESSION TWO: Legacies of Modernism
(Chair: James Leveque) (Room: TBC)

1. Jennifer Cowe (University of Glasgow), ‘Henry Miller: The Reluctant Modernist?’
2. Lila Matsumoto (University of Edinburgh), ‘Charles Olson and 1960s Experimental Poetry’
3. Joseph R. Shafer (University of Warwick), ‘The Real and The Same: Distinguishing Charles Olson’s Readings of D. H. Lawrence’
4. Alison Stone (University of Exeter), ‘‘Not Pound and Eliot but Pound and Williams’: William Carlos Williams as an Exemplar for Anti-Movement British Poets’
5. Hannah Van Hove (University of Glasgow), ‘Modernist Continuities in the Postwar British Novel: Exploring the Works of Anna Kavan, Alexander Trocchi, and Ann Quin’

12-1: Lunch

1-2.30: Parallel Sessions
SESSION THREE: Modernism and Woolf
(Chair: Dr Gail Toms) (Room: TBC)

1. Amy Bromley (University of Glasgow), ‘Virginia Woolf and Surrealism’
2. Carissa C. L. Foo (Durham University), ‘A Place of One’s Own: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway’
3. Hideki Nakajima (Royal Holloway), ‘The Theory of Mind in Mrs Dalloway’
4. Crispian Neill (Leeds University), ‘‘Outside human limits … outside canine limits’: Dogs, Dasein and Human/Animal Interontology in Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence’
5. Claudia Tobin (University of Bristol), ‘‘Quivering yet still’: Virginia Woolf and the Aesthetics of Attention’

SESSION FOUR: Modernist Genre and Publics
(Chair: Dr Keir Elder) (Room: TBC)

1. Stephanie Boland (University of Exeter), ‘‘An Intelligent Man’s Guide to Albyn’: Scottish Scene and Travel Writing’
2. Charlie Dawkins (University of Oxford), ‘‘Why Study Mainstream Periodicals?’ Magazines and the Emergence of Modernism in the 1920s’
3. Evi Heinz (Birkbeck), ‘Access All Areas: John Rodker’s Experimental Drama and the Yiddish Theatre in Whitechapel’
4. Isabelle Parkinson (Queen Mary), ‘Modernist group identities and Gertrude Stein’s ‘Portraits’ of Matisse and Picasso’
5. Simon Trub (University of Edinburgh), ‘David Jones’s The Anathemata: An Epic in Search of a ‘Community’’

2.30- 2.45: Coffee

2:45 – 3:45 Parallel Sessions

SESSION FIVE: Modernisms of Place
(Chair: Hannah Van Hove) (Room: TBC)

1. Klairi Angelou (University of Bristol), ‘Reimagining and Remapping Modernism: The Case of Greek Modernism’
2. Adela Beiu (University of East Anglia), ‘Pseudo-Romania: Avant-Garde Preludes’
3. Daniel Hughes (Bangor University), ‘Outlining Modernism in Wales’
4. Kaitlin Staudt (University of Oxford), ‘Daughters of educated men in the world: Comparing Halide Edib Adivar’s Sinekli Bakkal and Virginia Woolf’s The Years’

SESSION SIX: Sound and Visions of Modernism
(Chair: Dr Samantha Walton) (Room: TBC)

1. Faye Harland (University of Dundee), ‘Casting off the Self-Fashioned Chains of Slavery’: Katherine Mansfield and Visual Culture ‘
2. Ciaran McMorran (University of Glasgow), ‘Verbal Geometry in James Joyce’s Ulysses’
3. Elizabeth R. J. Pritchett (Keele University), ‘The Stormy Sonata: Beethoven’s ‘Sonata Pathétique’ and the Sociality of the Female Artist in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage’
4. Merlin Seller (University of East Anglia), ‘Modernist Ghosts: Influence as Haunting in Walter Sickert’s Interwar Painting’

3:45-4 Coffee

4-5 Keynote Lecture:
Professor Randall Stevenson (University of Edinburgh), ‘’Innumerable Circles . . . Chaos and Eternity’: Conrad, Modernism and the Maritimes’
(Chair: Dr Alex Thomson) (Room: TBC)

5-6:30 Christmas Drinks Reception