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BAMS Postgraduate Training Day: Modernist Studies and Career Development

Friday 13th March 2015

Hosted by the Dept. of English, University of Hull, with funding from the Roberts Fund

5/5A Derwent Building (University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX)

The sixth annual BAMS postgraduate training day will focus on preparing for a career in modernist studies. This event is open to registered doctoral students working in the field of modernism. Registration (including lunch) is free to members of BAMS, and a limited number of travel bursaries are also available to BAMS members. Registration is £5 for non-members. Places are limited, so please register by emailing Ellen Ricketts (] by Friday 6 March including your year of study and a brief description of your research topic.

To join BAMS (including a subscription to Modernist Cultures) go to Student rate: £32; on-line only £23.


11:00                 Registration

11:30                 Welcome and introduction      

11:35                 Publishing and Modernist Studies

Panel discussion with Katharine Cockin (series editor of Pickering and Chatto book series, Dramatic Lives), Andrew Thacker (co-editor of Literature and History) and Jeff Wallace (former editor of Keywords) about publishing from editors of journals and book series in the field of modernism. Topics to be covered include: putting a proposal together for a book; crafting an article out of a thesis chapter; reviewing for journals; editing a collection of essays.

12:30                 Lunch

1:30                  Building a (Modernist’s) CV and Beyond

Workshop on writing a CV and applying for posts in modernist studies. Short talks by early career academics. Please prepare and bring along a draft CV and covering letter designed for application to a teaching post.

3:30                  Coffee/ tea

4.00                  Alex Thomson (University of Edinburgh) ‘On “Culture and Administration”

In preparation, you may want to read Theodor Adorno, ‘Culture and Administration’, in The Culture Industry (London: Routledge, 1991), pp. 107-31.

5:00                  Roundtable Q&A

5:30-7:00           Reception

7:00                  Optional dinner (to be arranged)

Past Events PG Training Day Postgraduate

BAMS Postgraduate Training Day 2014 – Manchester, May 29th

This year’s BAMS postgraduate training day will take place on Thursday 29 May at the University of Manchester, and will focus on ‘Modernist Studies and Teaching’. The day will include practical workshops as well as a broader discussion of pedagogical issues in the field: the institution, theory, practice, & modernism as pedagogy. It’s an opportunity to meet other BAMS members and talk through some of these common concerns. The programme for the day is attached. Registration is free to members of BAMS (£10 for non-members); lunch & a reception will be provided.
Places are limited; please register before the end of Thursday 22 May by completing the form here. Enquiries should be directed to
For those who are interested: the BAMS-affiliated symposium on ‘Modernism and the Moral Life’ is taking place in Manchester the next day, on Friday 30 May. Keynotes are Jay Bernstein and Esther Leslie and more details can be found here.
Modernist Studies and Teaching