New Network Name and Logo

Following the latest Welsh Network of Modernist Studies meeting on 24th October, members agreed to change the network name to Modernist Network Cymru (or MoNC). Members felt that the bilingual name better reflected our status as an inclusive network for all of Wales (not to mention the fact that MoNC is a little easier to say than WNoMS). Thank you to Katie Gramich for her suggestion.

Further news of the meeting will be posted shortly; in the meantime, any feedback on our new name and logo would be welcomed. We now have an email address where you can get in touch: modernistnetworkcymru[at] Our website address is now

CFP: New Work in Modernist Studies

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 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 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

Next meeting

Date announced: Next meeting of Welsh Network of Modernist Studies
Friday 24th October, 5pm, Arts and Social Studies Library, Cardiff University

The next meeting of the Welsh Network of Modernist Studies will be held in the Arts and Social Studies Library, Cardiff University from 5pm on Friday 24th October. The main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the upcoming committee elections and the future of the Network more widely.

The meeting will be followed by an optional dinner at a local restaurant.

Email contributions will be welcome from those who are unable to attend. For more information, please contact Emma West via weste[at]