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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 third issue of Feminist Modernist Studies (Routledge) has now been published! Check out the editor’s and Amanda Golden’s co-edited free access introduction to the special cluster on “feminist modernist digital humanities.” See Table of Contents and free access link below. Feminist Modernist Studies Volume 1 Number 3 October 2018 Special Cluster: Feminist Modernist Digital […]

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, […]