Modernist Studies Research Group
The Modernist Studies Research Group seeks to promote the study and research of modernist writing and culture.
We foster collaboration between Durham academic staff, post-doctoral scholars and postgraduate researchers in all aspects of Modernist Studies, and seek to bring that work to academic and public audiences in the U.K. and worldwide. The group aims to encourage new theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary field of modernist studies and to develop a deeper understanding of the complex historical contexts of the period.
We have particular interests in: definitions of ‘modernism’; modernist magazine culture; the cultural and aesthetic backgrounds and legacies of modernism; modernism and the sciences; modernism and literary theory; the reception of modernist literature; and a wide range of authors associated with modernism.
More information on staff research interests, post-docs and PhD students can be found here, along with details of some recent and forthcoming publications.
We hold regular guest lectures and seminars throughout the year. Our events page gives details of forthcoming events in Durham as well as a selection of recent conferences, invited speakers and visiting researchers.
We have links with the North-East Modernist Research Initiative, the Northern Modernist Seminar; the British Association of Modernist Studies, and the Modernist Studies Association.