BAMS Postgraduate Training Day: Modernist Studies and Career Development

Friday 13th March 2015

Hosted by the Dept. of English, University of Hull, with funding from the Roberts Fund

5/5A Derwent Building (University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX)

The sixth annual BAMS postgraduate training day will focus on preparing for a career in modernist studies. This event is open to registered doctoral students working in the field of modernism. Registration (including lunch) is free to members of BAMS, and a limited number of travel bursaries are also available to BAMS members. Registration is £5 for non-members. Places are limited, so please register by emailing Ellen Ricketts (E.A.Ricketts@2008.hull.ac.uk] by Friday 6 March including your year of study and a brief description of your research topic.

To join BAMS (including a subscription to Modernist Cultures) go to https://bams.ac.uk/membership/. Student rate: £32; on-line only £23.

Programme

11:00                 Registration

11:30                 Welcome and introduction      

11:35                 Publishing and Modernist Studies

Panel discussion with Katharine Cockin (series editor of Pickering and Chatto book series, Dramatic Lives), Andrew Thacker (co-editor of Literature and History) and Jeff Wallace (former editor of Keywords) about publishing from editors of journals and book series in the field of modernism. Topics to be covered include: putting a proposal together for a book; crafting an article out of a thesis chapter; reviewing for journals; editing a collection of essays.

12:30                 Lunch

1:30                  Building a (Modernist’s) CV and Beyond

Workshop on writing a CV and applying for posts in modernist studies. Short talks by early career academics. Please prepare and bring along a draft CV and covering letter designed for application to a teaching post.

3:30                  Coffee/ tea

4.00                  Alex Thomson (University of Edinburgh) ‘On “Culture and Administration”

In preparation, you may want to read Theodor Adorno, ‘Culture and Administration’, in The Culture Industry (London: Routledge, 1991), pp. 107-31.

5:00                  Roundtable Q&A

5:30-7:00           Reception

7:00                  Optional dinner (to be arranged)