Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) is a national modernist studies network. Inspired by its sister organisation the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the network aims to bring together scholars and professionals working on modernism in Wales to encourage collaboration and communication.

The group includes, but is not limited to, the study of Welsh modernism. In order to be as inclusive as possible, we define modernism broadly as literary, artistic, musical and cultural responses to modernity, predominately (but not exclusively) in the first half of the twentieth century. We are an interdisciplinary network and welcome both members who work on ‘High Modernism’ as it is traditionally defined and those who work on modern popular culture, the middlebrow, or conceptions of modernity more generally.

We have a mailing list which we use to share details of upcoming events and announcements. Our first biannual conference, A Century On, took place at Swansea University in September 2015; our second biannual conference, Word and Image, took place at the National Library of Wales/Aberystwyth School of Art in September 2017. To join, or to send us information for circulation, please visit our JISCMail page or email us at modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com.

Committee and advisory board

Our committee were first elected in late 2014. In late 2015 we were pleased to welcome Amber Jenkins and Lucy Jeffery to the committee as postgraduate representatives.

There will be an election in Spring 2017: to view the election notice please click here.

  • Chair: Emma West (Cardiff University/University of Birmingham)
  • Secretary: Elaine Cabuts (National Museum of Wales/Aberystwyth University)
  • Treasurer: Elizabeth English (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Diana Wallace (University of South Wales)
  • Lucy Jeffery (Swansea University)
  • Amber Jenkins (Cardiff University)

We are also delighted to have the support of our advisory board members:

  • John Goodby (Swansea University)
  • Katie Gramich (Cardiff University)
  • Matthew Jarvis (University of Wales Trinity St David)
  • Tomos Owen (Cardiff University)
  • Luke Thurston (Aberystwyth University)
  • Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan University)
  • Daniel Williams (Swansea University)

We are grateful for the help of Llŷr Gwyn Lewis and Nathan Munday, both Cardiff University, for their assistance with English-Welsh translation.


At the 2017 AGM, members voted to approve the MONC constitution, which can be downloaded here.

Flyer and logo

To download and print MONC flyers for circulation at an event, please click here. For higher quality flyers, please contact us and we will send you some.

You can also download our logo here.


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    1. Thanks Becky, there was a glitch but I think I’ve solved it now. Thanks for the follow and the feedback. If you are interested in email updates please visit our JISCmail page. It has yet to be updated with our new name, but it will be as soon as I can get in touch with tech support. Thanks for your patience!

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