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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, […]

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, […]

We are delighted to announce that Professor Susan Best (Griffith University) will be a keynote speaker at AMSN3. Full programme to be published shortly!