We are pleased to announce the publication of a volume of essays drawn from 2016’s AMSN3 conference: Modernist Work: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Work of Art Edited by John Attridge & Helen Rydstrand Through a wide-ranging selection of essays representing a variety of different media, national contexts and critical approaches, this volume provides a broad overview of […]

Friday 21 June 2019, 9:30AM – 4:30PM Female Orphan School, Room EZ.G.23, Parramatta South Campus, Western Sydney University Featuring papers by: Tony Hughes D’Aeth, Tanya Dalziell, Louise D’Arcens, James Gourley, Lou Jillett, Elizabeth McMahon, Fiona Morrison, Brigid Rooney, Meg Samuelson, Anthony Uhlmann. For more info, visit the Other Worlds: Forms of World Literature website. Bookings essential: […]

The next meeting of the Modernist Studies Consortium will be hosted at Waikato. The meeting will take place Saturday 18 May 2019, in rooms N103 and N104. (These are in the Law Building on Hillcrest Rd.; maps will be sent out closer to the date.) We’ll meet from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, with an […]

The Open Access journal AFFIRMATIONS: OF THE MODERN has a new, much-improved website, hosted by Ubiquity Press. Affirmations: of the modern seeks to stir up modernism studies by publishing work that unsettles the empiricist consensus and pursues unusual, ambitious, and theoretically adventurous paths around the field. We are particularly interested in political interventions against racism, patriarchy, […]

Dear AMSN members, We are pleased to announce that Shattered Objects: Djuna Barnes’s Modernism is now out with Pennsylvania State University Press as part of their Refiguring Modernism Series. The book responds to expansions of canons and critical questions that have shaped modernist studies since the late twentieth century, and it brings new thinking to Barnes’s full […]

The next issue of Feminist Modernist Studies stresses women writers; and our “Out of the Archives” features a translation of a chapter on Lili Elbe, who underwent one of the first surgical changes in sex in 1930, Lili Elbe – “He and She,” from Mosaiques, a 1939 memoir by Hélène Allatini, who knew Lili for fifteen years. Remember, […]

The Australasian Modernist Studies Network Conference University of Melbourne, 26-28 October 2018 Is modernism funny? During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Sigmund Freud theorized jokes and their relation to the unconscious, while Henri Bergson argued that laughter is produced by “something mechanical encrusted on the living.” English literary modernists held Victorian earnestness in contempt, […]

The Australasian Modernist Studies Network Conference University of Melbourne, 26-28 October 2018 Is modernism funny? During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Sigmund Freud theorized jokes and their relation to the unconscious, while Henri Bergson argued that laughter is produced by “something mechanical encrusted on the living.” English literary modernists held Victorian earnestness in contempt, […]

As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Modernist Studies Association, in 2018 the AMSN will sponsor a panel at this year’s MSA ‘Graphic Modernisms’ conference in Columbus, Ohio. If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration for this AMSN sponsored panel, please send a 500 word panel proposal and a brief bio […]

A symposium presented by the Australasian Modernist Studies Network Friday 6 April 2018 University of New South Wales Keynote: A/Prof Natalya Lusty (The University of Sydney) “Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” The […]