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New Work in Modernist Studies, Liverpool, 6 December

About the conference
The ninth one-day graduate conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place on Friday 6 December at the University of Liverpool, in conjunction with the Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, the Midlands Modernist Network and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).

BAMS is dedicated to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. 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 studies who are eager to share their work.

The day, which also marks this semester’s relaunch of the Northern Modernism Seminar, will include a plenary session with Dr Beryl Pong (Sheffield) and will close with a discussion of the ‘new modernism’, for which we’ll be joined by writers and publishers including Chris McCabe (Dedalus, 2018) and Galley Beggar Press. This will be followed by a drinks reception.

Proposals are invited, from PhD 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 please also include an estimate of travel costs with your proposal (see below for details).

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

Deadline: Friday 25 October.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated within seven days.

Applicants and delegates are encouraged to let us know about any access needs they might have, and if we are able to make adjustments to the application or presentation process, we will endeavour to do so.

Conference registration will open soon. The conference fee is £25 (£15 for BAMS members) and includes lunch, coffee and a wine reception.

It is anticipated that a subsidised contribution to all travel costs over £20 will be offered to all postgraduates who present a paper at the conference. This means that we will aim to pay the amount that remains after the first £20, for which you will be responsible. (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.