University of Sydney and University of New South Wales Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Garrett Stewart (University of Iowa) Daniel Tyler (Oxford University) Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University) Historically, the academic study of style has referred mainly to poetic style—a situation that was challenged only briefly by the prominence of “stylistics” in the 1960s. But the recent “return […]

The 2018 AMSN Conference on the topic of “Modernist Comedy & Humour” will be held at the University of Melbourne on October 26-28. A CFP will be circulated later in the year.

In 2017, the Modernist Network (formerly the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia) will be hosting a year-long reading group dedicated to the idea of Left Modernisms at UNSW. Our goals will be to map some of the distinct revolutionary currents surging through modernism; to collectively reimagine modernism as the cultural impress left by a multi-dimensional […]

The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia announces the publication of a new issue of AFFIRMATIONS: OF THE MODERN on Transnational Modernisms, guest-edited by Mark Byron. It features essays on Vicki Baum, James Joyce, Christina Stead, Virginia Woolf, and others, and takes us from Tasmania to the Caribbean, Abu Dhabi to London.  

a poem: historical poetics and the problem of exemplarity Co-hosted by the Writing and Society Research Centre and the Centre for Modernism Studies Australia 13-15 December 2016 | UNSW, Randwick (Dec 13) and Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus (Dec 14-15) The central aim of this symposium is to test the notion of historical poetics against the […]

The Sydney Literature and Cinema Network is hosting a one-day workshop on the cinema of Michael Haneke, which is being held next week, on Thursday 3 November, at the University of Sydney. A program for the day can be viewed here: haneke-workshop-schedule All are very welcome to the workshop. There is no registration fee, but for catering purposes, […]

All are welcome to the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia’s sixth research seminar for 2016: Professor Nicole Moore (UNSW Canberra) will deliver a paper on ‘Dorothy Hewett’s The Chapel Perilous’, on Wednesday 19 October, 5:00-6:30pm in the Robert Webster Building, room 327. Drinks will be served; please forward to friends and potentially interested parties. […]

Free event: The Retrospect: Australian Women’s Writing – A Symposium 1.00 pm – 7.30 pm, Thursday, 3 November 2016 | Dixson Room, State Library of NSW In collaboration with the State Library of NSW and the Sydney Review of Books, the Writing and Society Research Centre are pleased to present a one-day symposium on Australian women’s writing. The symposium […]

This Friday, join an afternoon discussion and reading of Australian and U.S. queer poetry and poetics, with an emphasis on affective aspects, based around the visit of Professor Brian Reed, of the University of Washington in Seattle. The panel also features poet and scholar Assoc. Professor Kate Lilley, of the University of Sydney, and Dr […]

All are very welcome to an upcoming seminar featuring Dr Sascha Morrell at the Writing & Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. The seminar will be held on Friday, 12 August, from 11.00am -12.30pm in Building 3.G.55, Bankstown Campus, Western Sydney University. This paper examines how the walking corpse and tropes of living death were […]