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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 […]

Due to the high level of interest, the inaugural double special issue of Feminist Modernist Studies (Routledge) is now free access to anyone for the month of January! The issue can be accessed here: http://tandfonline.com/toc/rfmd20/current    

The AMSN is very pleased to announce that members receive a discounted subscription rate of AUD$55 to the exciting new journal Feminist Modernist Studies. This reduced rate includes both print copies and online access. To subscribe at this rate AMSN members need to telephone +44 (0) 20 7017 5543 or email societies@tandf.co.uk, quote this deal, […]

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 […]

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, […]

“Modernism & the Avant-Garde” approaches the new modernist studies broadly and asks what modernism means in relation to the unstable contingencies of race, class, culture, community, capital, nationality, and so forth. The series welcomes cross-disciplinary projects in which modernism & the avant-garde are important, including but not limited to literature, the visual & plastic arts, drama, […]

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.