British Association for Modernist Studies Postgraduate Training Day: Research Skills for Modernist Studies

Hosted by the Faculty of English, University of Oxford Friday 11 March 2016

The seventh annual BAMS postgraduate training day will explore recent trends in modernist studies and give practical advice on research management, with the aim of preparing you for a career in modernist studies. This event is open to registered on-course 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 whose transport costs over £20.

Registration is £5 for non-members. Places are limited, so please register by clicking here (or go to www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk and search ‘BAMS’) by Monday 7 March. To apply for a travel bursary, please send travel information and/ or receipts to bamsresearchskills@gmail.com. General enquiries may also be directed to this address.

To join BAMS (including a subscription to Modernist Cultures) go to http://bams.ac.uk/membership/. Student rate: £32; online-only £23.

Plese click here to download a copy of the event programme.

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CFP New Work in Modernist Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
New Work in Modernist Studies
Saturday 5 December 2015, 10am-5.30pm,
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Queen’s Building

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The fifth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place at the University of Exeter (Streatham campus), in conjunction with Modernist Network Cymru (MONC), the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, and the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS).

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 students who are eager to share their work. The day will close with a plenary lecture by Professor Simon Shaw-Miller, Chair in the History of Art, University of Bristol, and author of Eye hEar: The Visual in Music (Ashgate 2013), Visible Deeds in Music: Art and Music from Wagner to Cage (Yale, 2002, second ed. 2004) and numerous essays and articles on art and music in the modern period, including ‘Modernist Music’ in the Oxford Handbook of Modernisms (Oxford, 2010).

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Conference report: A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales

Swansea University (7th September 2015): A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales – The Inaugural MONC Conference

Report by Lucy Jeffery (Swansea University)

Conveners: Elaine Cabuts (National Museum of Wales/Aberystwyth University), Elizabeth English (Cardiff Metropolitan University), John Goodby (Swansea University), Emma West (Cardiff University), Diana Wallace (University of South Wales).

Modernist Network Cymru’s (MONC) first public conference was a great success. Held at Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus, this one-day conference entitled ‘A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales’ dipped into the wide ranging research going on in and around Wales. With a Celtic aspect either directly, obliquely, or not at all apparent; MONC open-mindedly welcomed a variety of speakers to give an informative snapshot into the academic groundswell we all belong to. Continue reading “Conference report: A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales”

British Association for Modernist Studies Postgraduate Travel Bursaries

Thanks to the generosity of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS), MONC is delighted to be able to offer a limited number of postgraduate travel bursaries for our inaugural conference. Those postgraduate speakers wishing to apply for a travel grant should keep all receipts; we will be in touch with details of how to claim after the conference.

For more information, or to join BAMS, please visit http://bams.ac.uk/membership/

New Work in Modernist Studies: Programme and Registration

Registration is now under way for the 4th BAMS postgraduate conference on New Work in Modernist Studies, Cardiff Metropolitan (Cyncoed), Saturday 6th December.

Please click here to download the full programme.

To register, please use the online conference registration form.

The conference fee is £15 (£10 for BAMS members) and includes lunch, tea and coffee and a post-conference drinks reception / book launch. To join BAMS, please visit their website.

It would be a great help to organisers if those interested could register by 28th November if possible.

Jeff Wallace, Kathryn Simpson and Elizabeth English look forward to welcoming delegates on Saturday 6th. This is the first BAMS event to be held in Wales so we hope that MONC members will support what promises to be an excellent conference.

CFP: New Work in Modernist Studies

CALL FOR PAPERS
New Work in Modernist Studies
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Saturday 6th December 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jane Goldman (University of Glasgow)

The fourth one-day Graduate Conference on New Work in Modernist Studies will take place at Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cyncoed campus), in conjunction with Modernist Network Cymru, the London Modernism Seminar, the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, the Northern Modernism Seminar, and the British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS).

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 students who are eager to share their work.

Proposals are invited, from postgraduate research students at British universities, for short (10 minutes) research position papers. Your proposal should be no longer than 300 words, and please include with it a short (50 words) biography. It should be emailed to newmodstud2014@gmail.com to which any other enquiries about the conference should also be addressed.

Deadline:  3 November 2014. Acceptance decisions will be communicated within one week.

The conference fee is £15 (£10 for BAMS members) and includes lunch, tea and coffee and a post-conference drinks reception/book launch. If you are not already a member of BAMS, you may wish to join online at http://bams.ac.uk/membership/. Benefits include a free subscription to Modernist Cultures (3 issues per year from 2015), free or reduced fee entry to all BAMS events, access to a members-only area of the BAMS website, and subscription to the dedicated BAMS email list.

It is also anticipated that a subsidized contribution to all travel costs over £20 will be offered to all postgraduates who contribute to the conference. Further details will be forthcoming, but 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:
Elizabeth English
Kathryn Simpson
Jeff Wallace