Events Postgraduate

Modernist Criticisms – programme announced


09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Welcome: Natalie Wright
10.00-11.15 Panel 1: Conceptions of Criticism 

Andrew Atherton (University of Kent): The Two Eliots: Effort and Passivity in the Critical Prose of T. S. Eliot

Mimi Winick (Rutgers University): ‘On that bridge, emotionally, I halt’: Jane Harrison’s Ritual Scholarship

Michael Jolliffe (University of Leicester): ‘Gas Bombs and Smoke Screens’: The Collateral Damage of Emanuel Carnevali’s Cultural Criticism

11.30-12.45 Panel 2: Criticism and Pedagogy 

George Potts (University College London): The ‘self-explanatory or critical poet’: Eliot, Empson and Poetic Notation

Benjamin Poore (Queen Mary, University of London): Why Leonard Bast had to be Killed

Natalie Wright (University of Cambridge): ‘scientific, experimental, and observational work’: Edith Morley’s Professorial Criticism

12.45-13.45 Lunch
13.45-15.00 Panel 3: Modernist Critical Contexts 

Maciej Jakubowiak (Jagiellonian University): A Question of the Law: Modernist Discussions on Copyright

Alexandra Lyons (University College London): ‘Age of Experiment’: Katherine Mansfield’s Work in The Athenaeum

David Miller (Birkbeck University): ‘Uncreativity’ and the Gendered Production of Art in Olive Moore’s The Apple is Bitten Again (Self-Portrait) (1934)

15.15-16.30 Panel 4: Alternative Critical Modes 

Sarah Barnsley (Goldsmiths, University of London): Mary Barnard and Ezra Pound: A Critical Correspondence

John Dunn (Queen Mary, University of London): The ‘Night’ and ‘Day’ of Literary Criticism in Maurice Blanchot’s Thomas the Obscure

Katarzyna Trzeciak (Jagiellonian University): Making Radical Criticism by Sculptural Concepts: T. E. Hulme and his Influence on Imagists and Vorticists

16.45-18.00 Keynote: Professor Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway, University of London):Reframing Modernism after 1926: Hammersmith Modernism and its Manifestos
18.00-19.00 Drinks Reception

You can register to attend using our booking form. Entry is £10 (£5 students).