New Work in Modernist Studies, 1 December 2018

The Eighth Annual BAMS Postgraduate Conference: New Work in Modernist Studies

1 December 2018

About the conference
The eighth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place on Saturday 1 December at the University of Glasgow (English Literature, School of Critical Studies), in conjunction with the Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies (SNoMS), Modernism Studies Ireland (MSI), the Northern Modernism Seminar, the Midlands Modernist Network and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).

As in previous years, the 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 studies who are eager to share their research.

The day will close with a plenary lecture by Dr Anouk Lang. Dr Lang is Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh, where she teaches in the areas of modernism, postcolonialism and twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Her research centres around investigating modernism as a global and transnational cultural phenomenon, and finding ways to understand its global flows and developments using methods from digital humanities and data science. She is the editor of From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century (U Mass P, 2012) and co-editor of Patrick White: Beyond the Grave (Anthem, 2015), and has published articles in Canadian LiteratureEnglish Language Notes, Postcolonial Text and others. She has directed digital humanities projects funded by the AHRC, the British Academy and the Carnegie Trust. Her most recent project uses word embedding models to explore discourses of spatiality in a 33 million word corpus, and is forthcoming in a special forum on Modernism/Modernity‘s Print Plus platform in 2019.

Proposals
Proposals are invited, from PhD research students registered at British and Irish 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. If you wish to apply for a contribution to your travel expenses you should also include an estimation of travel costs with your proposal (see below for details). Proposals should be sent to nwims2018@gmail.com to which any other enquiries about the conference should also be addressed.

Deadline: 5pm Monday 29 October 2018. Acceptance decisions will be communicated within ten days.

Registration
Conference registration will open soon. Registration must be completed by 1 December 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.

Bursaries
Travel costs: It is anticipated that a subsidised contribution to all travel costs over £20 will be offered to all postgraduates who contribute to the conference. If your travel expenses are less than £20 we will not be able to contribute. Please note that funds are limited and our ability to contribute depends on your co-operation in finding the cheapest fares. To apply for a travel 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 organizers
Maria-Daniella Dick, Matthew Creasy & Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow, and Alex Thomson (University of Edinburgh).