The ModCons lectures

The ModCons lectures

The School of English invites you to attend its Modcons lectures, featuring research papers from members of the School of English and four guest speakers.

All lectures are at 5.00pm-6.00pm in Firth Court, Lecture Theatre F02.

Thursday 13 February 2014

Adam Piette, introducing the ModCons series, and giving a paper on “War and Division in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End” [Mod lecture]

Thursday 20 February 2014

Paula Morris, ‘(We Are Living in an) Imperial World: English-Language Literary Prizes and the Contemporary Novel’ [Cons lecture]

Thursday 27 February 2014

Katherine Ebury, “‘Mulrennan spoke to him about universe and stars': astronomy in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” [Mod lecture]

Thursday 6 March 2014

Fabienne Collignon, “Typewriter Death Code” [Cons lecture]

Thursday 13 March 2014

Invited speaker for Cons lecture: Roger Luckhurst

Thursday 20 March 2014

Sam Ladkin, “Late-Modernism: Frank O’Hara and the New York School” [Cons lecture]

Thursday 27 March 2014

Maud Ellmann, “Literature and Obesity” [Empson lecture; Mod lecture]

Thursday 3 April 2014

Jonathan Ellis, “Last Letters: Bishop, Hughes and Donaghy” [Cons lecture]

Thursday 1 May 2014

Amber Regis, “Rivaling intimacy: (re-)telling the lesbian desires of Vita Sackville-West” [Mod lecture]

Thursday 8 May 2014

Sue Vice, “False Testimony” [Cons lecture]

Thursday 15 May 2014

Ruth Hawthorn, ‘John Fante’ [Mods lecture]

Thursday 22 May 2014

Jenni Adams, “Alternate Histories” [Cons lecture]

Thursday 29 May 2014

Invited activist artist, Jill Gibbon, “The Art of the Arms Deal” [Cons lecture]

The papers aim to foster intellectual climate, to bolster and focus the wide-spread interest in modern and contemporary culture, literature and theory, and to provide a stepping stone from BA through MA and PhD by displaying the large 20th and 21st century research group in the School as a research community.

The lecture series received a small award from the Curriculum Development Fund, which aims to facilitate student engagement in the intellectual community of the Faculty.