We’re delighted to announce that registration is now open for Word and Image: The Second Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) conference, to be held at the National Library of Wales/Aberystwyth School of Art on 12-13 September 2017.
Those interested can register via our Eventbrite page. So that we can confirm numbers with catering, registration will close on Friday 1 September 2017.
If you wish to attend after registration has closed, please get in touch with us at modernistnetworkcymru[at]gmail.com and we will do our best to accommodate you.
We are grateful for the support of our sponsors, the Learned Society of Wales and Aberystwyth School of Art, for helping to make the conference and roundtable possible.
WORD AND IMAGE
The Second Modernist Network Cymru Conference
The Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth &
The School of Art, Aberystwyth University
12 – 13 September 2017
Professor Tony Brown (Bangor University)
Cliciwch yma am fersiwn Cymraeg
UPDATE 01/02/2017: The deadline for proposals for the Second MONC Conference has been extended until Friday, 24 February. Many thanks to all those who have submitted proposals so far.
Call For Papers
Few texts have combined word and image in a more striking or influential manner than Alfred Barr’s timeline of modern art. The chart first appeared on the front cover of the 1936 exhibition catalogue Cubism and Abstract Art at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; through Barr’s direction, MOMA helped to establish the narrative for artistic modernism in the 1930s. This picture has since become one of the most widely-reproduced images of modern art in the western world, one which continues to shape our understanding of modernist art history today.
For its second conference, organised in conjunction with Aberystwyth University’s David Jones Centre for Word and Image, the National Library of Wales and the Aberystwyth School of Art, Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) aims to interrogate the symbiotic relationship between the visual arts and the written word, as encapsulated in Barr’s iconic image. How did modernist artists respond to literary texts? How did writers incorporate visual elements in poetry and prose? How did author and artist collaborations arise? And how did modernist texts, from collages to magazines to scrapbooks, combine word and image in radical new ways?
Symposium Organised by the Wales-Ireland Research Network, with the support of the Wales Remembers centenary programme and the Welsh Government
14 September 2016
Location: Room A14, Hugh Owen Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
Attendance is free but registration beforehand is essential. Contact:
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For more information, please click here to download the Programme.
The 4th Annual David Jones Centre Conference
Alun Lewis and Welsh War Poetry
The Drwm at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Wednesday 23rd September, 1.30-6.30
Keynote Speaker: John Pikoulis
To mark the centenary of Alun Lewis’s birth, this year’s David Jones Centre conference will explore the work of Lewis and others in the tradition of Welsh writing in and against war.
The event will be preceded by a ceremony to unveil a new memorial plaque to Lewis in the Aberystwyth English department foyer.
Please click here to download a copy of the conference programme or Poster. Tickets are available via the National Library of Wales.
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