Registration open

Intimate Modernism, Uppsala University, 29-31 October

Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the symposium Intimate Modernism, which will take place at Uppsala University, Thursday 29 to Saturday 31 October. The programme is now available on the symposium website:

Intimacy has become a key term in the academic discourse of this century. Across various disciplines, it has proved to be crucial in accounts of affective, political and ethical relations. Intimacy can no longer be seen as a merely private sphere of human life independent of socio-political realities; it is, rather, the very nexus in which private and public converge. Many of these intersections can be traced back to the first decades of the twentieth century, and the symposium Intimate Modernism provides a forum for inquiry into intimacy as a yet understudied dimension of modernist aesthetic and social practices. In attending to the radically new forms of intimate relations problematised in modernist writing, the symposium also explores the resonance of modernist intimacies in our own time.

If you would like to attend the symposium, which is free of charge, please register via the following link: Deadline for registration is Wednesday 21 October. There is a performance of Johannes Brahms’s Requiem in Uppsala Cathedral on Saturday 31 October, which some of the speakers will be attending. Tickets can be bought at

The symposium is hosted by the Department of English, Uppsala University, and forms part of a collaboration with the Department of English Literature, University of Glasgow. It is sponsored by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and LILAe. For further information, please see the symposium website, or contact me at

All best wishes,

Elsa Högberg

Intimate Modernism, programme

Intimate Modernism, poster