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Modernist Legacies and Futures:

May 17 @ 9:30 am


May 17
9:30 am


Seminar Rooms G010 & G011, Hardiman Research Building


Modernist Studies Ireland












Modernist Studies Ireland  

National University of Ireland Galway

Plenary Speaker: Dr Ben Levitas, Goldsmiths University of London

Opening address: Prof Daniel Carey 

The inaugural conference of Modernist Studies Ireland, ‘Modernist Legacies and Futures’ seeks to bring together Irish and international scholars to initiate an exchange and review of current research, trends, and findings in modernist studies.

We ask scholars to consider how modernists created or negated the future in their work? Did modernist artists conceive of the future as a prerequisite of the work itself and, if so, how did they attempt to secure their legacy? What does the digital landscape achieve for modernism studies? What future does modernist studies have? If modernism was a radical attempt to reshape culture and art did it succeed and how can we as scholars perpetuate this radicalism? Do current attempts to democratise the study of literature and unsettle canonicity impact future research? What modernisms are missing from the field of modernist study? What does modernism mean to minority languages, cultures, and to a

non-western canon?


Modernist Studies Ireland (MSI) is a new organisation that aims to facilitate the sharing of interests, research, and pedagogical approaches to modernism and modernity in the Republic and Northern Ireland. We very much welcome new members to helps us shape the goals and initiatives of MSI. Our current activities include a monthly Works in Progress seminar series.

Further information about the organisation, our monthly events and the full CFP can be found here:  https://modstudiesireland.wordpress.com

The conference is sponsored by the Moore Institute and the Explore Fund.