Conference report: A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales

2015 Conference, Conference report, News

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.


Registration now open: A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales

2015 Conference, Registration

UPDATE: 02/07/2015 Online registration for the inaugural MONC conference has now closed. There may still be tickets available; if you are interested in attending, please contact us at modernistnetworkcymru[at] and we will try our best to accommodate you. Thank you to all those who have already purchased tickets; we look forward to seeing you on Monday 7th September.

Registration is now open for the inaugural MONC conference, A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales, to be held at Swansea University on Monday 7 September 2015.

This conference aims to showcase the diverse range of research on modernism happening in Wales today. Please follow the link for a copy of our Programme.

Delegates can purchase tickets via our Eventbrite page.

The ticket price includes admission, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee and a wine reception. Those with special dietary requirements can notify us during the registration process.

The deadline for registration is 13 August 2015. Those wishing to attend (including speakers) must register by this date as we have to give conference services precise numbers for catering. Thank you very much for your co-operation. If you have any queries relating to registration, please contact us at modernistnetworkcymru[at]

Conference travel information

2015 Conference, Travel

Our inaugural conference, ‘A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales’, is being held in the James Callaghan Building at Swansea University’s Singleton Park campus. Please visit for directions to the campus; a campus map can be downloaded from the same page or via The James Callaghan building is number 4.

Car parking is available at the adjacent Recreation Ground Car Park (£3.50 a day); for full details, please see

Postgraduate travel bursaries

Thanks to the support of the British Association for Modernist Studies (BAMS), we are now able to offer limited travel bursaries to postgraduate speakers. Those speakers wishing to apply for such a bursary should keep all travel receipts and we will be in touch with details of how to claim after the conference.

Access information

The James Callaghan Building is wheelchair accessible; for full access information please contact modernistnetworkcymru[at] and we can address your specific needs.


Unfortunately we are not able to offer accommodation for those wishing to stay overnight. Swansea Conference Services have recommended either Hurst Dene B&B or properties listed on for those who wish to book private accommodation.