CFP: Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences

Fudan University, Shanghai, 19 – 22 July 2017

Convened by Fudan University (China), Universität Hamburg (Germany), Macquarie University (Australia)

Modernism has often been critiqued for being homogenising and Eurocentric. Yet, modernity was experienced differently by different societies and cultures, each pursuing their own specific historical trajectory. Across the world in societies as different as China, Australia, the US and Europe, modernist literature and art were, in very different ways, crucial mediators of modernity. This conference will survey diverse experiences of modernity and the place of modernist art and aesthetics in those experiences. Implicit in this discussion is the question of what survives of modernist practices and modernity as a project beyond the known debates around modernism and postmodernism towards a new relevance in the era of globalisation and climate change.

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Registration Open: The Power of Place

The Power of Place
A day of presentations to accompany the exhibition
Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape
MOMA Machynlleth
Saturday 21 May 2016, 10.30–16.30

The Welsh landscape has been a source of inspiration for visionary works of art from the 1760s to today. This day-conference will explore responses to the landscape in the works of writers and artists who travelled in Wales from the late eighteenth century to the present.

Hosted at MOMA Machynlleth in collaboration with the Curious Travellers project at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies (CAWCS), this is one of a series of events to accompany the major exhibition Romanticism in the Welsh Landscape. Some sixty paintings, drawings and multi-media works from public and private collections allow viewers to explore the seminal role of Wales in the origin and renewal of Romanticism, from the late eighteenth century to the present.

For more information, including a full programme and contact details for registration, please click here.

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/

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 http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/ for directions to the campus; a campus map can be downloaded from the same page or via http://www.swansea.ac.uk/media/CampusPlan.pdf. 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 http://www.swansea.ac.uk/the-university/location/directions/.

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]gmail.com and we can address your specific needs.

Accommodation

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 http://www.visitswanseabay.com/ for those who wish to book private accommodation.