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BAMS CFP: New Work in Modernist Studies


New Work in Modernist Studies

Saturday 5 December 2015, 10am-5.30pm,

University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Queen’s Building

The fifth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place at the University of Exeter (Streatham campus), in conjunction with the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies, the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).

As in previous years, this conference will take the form of an interdisciplinary programme reflecting the full diversity of current graduate work in modernist studies; it encourages contributions both from those already involved in the existing networks and from students new to modernist students who are eager to share their work. The day will close with a plenary lecture by Professor Simon Shaw-Miller, Chair in the History of Art, University of Bristol, and author of Eye hEar: The Visual in Music (Ashgate 2013), Visible Deeds in Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage (Yale, 2002, second ed. 2004) and numerous essays and articles on art and music in the modern period, including ‘Modernist Music’ in the Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (Oxford, 2010).

Proposals are invited, from PhD research students registered at British universities, for short (10 minutes maximum) research position papers. Your proposal should be no longer than 250 words, and please include with it a short (50 words) biography. It should be emailed to to which any other enquiries about the conference should also be addressed.

Deadline:  5pm Weds 28 October 2015. Acceptance decisions will be communicated within one week.

Registration: delegates (those speaking and those simply attending) must register online via the link on the following webpage:

Registration must be completed by 20 November at the latest. The conference fee is £26 and includes lunch, tea and coffee.

Travel costs: BAMS will offer a number of travel subsidies to postgraduates who contribute to the conference. In order to be eligible you must be a member of BAMS. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please include a separate indication of your estimated travel costs with your proposal. This will not be taken into account when assessing your proposal.

Conference Organizer: Prof. Adam Watt, Modern Languages (French), University of Exeter