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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

'Efface the Traces!' – Modernism and Influence

9th April 2013, 12:00 to 11th April 2013, 12:00, St Chad's College, Dr Marina MacKay (Durham); Dr Matthew Bevis and Dr Ankhi Mukherjee (Oxford)

Bringing together leading academic and postgraduate researchers from across the world, this three-day conference will serve as an international forum through which to share new work on cultural modernism. The specific remit of the conference is to interrogate the narratives of influence which conventionally attach to modernist authors. This will serve two interconnected purposes: to challenge the orthodoxies which inform discussion of the cultural location of canonical modernist figures, and to expose the work of non-canonical figures whose contributions to modernist poetics have been occluded by these same orthodoxies. We anticipate that the range of original work which this remit will generate will be of interest to academic publishers as a themed essay collection. The conference organisers are currently pursuing options in this area.

For more information on the conference, and for the Call for Papers (which closes on 1st January 2013), visit the conference webpage.

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  • 29th January 2021
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  • Online (Zoom)
  • Dr Hannah-Rose Murray (University of Edinburgh)