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CFP: New Work in Modernist Studies, 10 December 2016.

About the conference

The sixth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place on Saturday 10th December at Queen Mary University of London (Francis Bancroft Building), in conjunction with theModernist Network Cymru (MONC), 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 Sascha Bru who is an Associate Professor in the department of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies, at KU Leuven and co-director of MDRN He has published widely on the poetics and politics of avant-garde and modernist writing and his books include: The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Vol III: Europe 1890-1940, edited with Peter Brooker & Andrew Thacker (2013); Regarding the Popular: Modernism, the Avant-Garde and High and Low Culture, ed. with Peter Nicholls et al. (2012); Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception (2009); and Europa! Europa? The Avant-Garde, Modernism and the Fate of a Continent, edited with Peter Nicholls et al (2009).


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 sent to to which any other enquiries about the conference should also be addressed.

Deadline:  5pm Tuesday 1 November 2016. Acceptance decisions will be communicated within 1 week.


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

Registration must be completed by 30 November at the latest. The conference fee is £25 (£15 for BAMS members) and includes lunch, coffee and a wine reception. The day will run 10am – 6pm.


Travel costs: It is anticipated that a subsidized contribution to all travel costs over £20 will be offered to all postgraduates who contribute to the conference. Further details will be forthcoming, but 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

Dr Suzanne Hobson, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London