Update from AMSN Executive

Dear Friends of the AMSN,

We hope that this message finds you all safe and well in these challenging times, and express our sympathies and solidarity to all of you who are being adversely affected by the impacts that COVID is having on our daily lives and our sector.

As we all know, many wonderful research events have been cancelled or postponed this year. We wanted to touch base with you all to update you on future AMSN events.

For some time the AMSN had been in the process of planning a symposium on the topic of Modernism and Stillness to be held at the Writing and Society Research Centre (Western Sydney University) in December 2020. Unfortunately, the convenors, Lorraine Sim (Western Sydney University) and Alix Beeston (Cardiff University), have had to postpone this event due to Covid. At this stage, we are hoping to reschedule for mid-2021, and will keep you posted of developments.

We are very excited to confirm that the next major AMSN conference will be hosted by the University of Auckland in late 2022! Our deep thanks to Erin Carlston (University of Auckland) and her colleagues in New Zealand for agreeing to host this event. We are thrilled to have our first conference in New Zealand and hope to see many of you there. Further details about the conference theme and a CFP will be forthcoming in 2021.

In the meantime, please do let us know if you plan to host any modernist studies events (virtual or face-to-face), or if you have any exciting news that you would like to share with the wider community (recent book publications, grant opportunities, and the like). You can stay up-to-date with current and future events and happenings via our Facebook and Twitter feeds, the AMSN website, and the AMSN Email List (to sign up for this, click here or see the instructions in the post below).

Fingers crossed we will see some of you at events in the not-too-distant future. Until then, stay safe.

Best wishes, from the AMSN Executive.