Guest lecture: Maud Ellmann at Swansea University

Swansea University welcomes all to a talk by Maud Ellmann
On Friday, May 20th 2016 Maud Ellmann is speaking on Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner. The talk will take place at 10am in the James Callaghan Building, Room 208 at Swansea University, Singleton Park Campus.
Maud Ellmann’s talk will be followed by a postgraduate Q&A.
Please email to book your place for the Q&A session.


CFP Deadline Extended: Protean Desires Symposium

Protean Desires: Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
April 22nd 2016
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea


Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) ‘The Location of Queerness’

We are inviting proposals for 20-minute papers exploring Gender Fluidity and Queer Theory across disciplines and historical periods. We welcome proposals from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established scholars. Papers on the theme of fluidity of identity – within textual self-performance, or in the transmission of ideas between periods and disciplines, for example – will be especially welcome. But we encourage submissions on any topic, which may include the following:

  • The Relationship between Bodies and Texts
  • Queer Theoretical Approaches to the Body
  • The Articulation of Desire, both Historicised and De-Historicised
  • Transgender and Intersex Identity
  • Queerness and the Transmission & Consumption of Texts
  • Gender Identity & Modernity/Postmodernity

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jack Orchard ( and Maria Zygogianni ( by 18th March 2016.

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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”

Conference travel information

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.