Events in 2013-14

Resources of Resistance: Production, Consumption, Transformation

Thursday 24 July 2014

The Biennial Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) Postgraduate and Early Career Conference

Tastes in Practice

Tuesday 15 July 2014

The Research Centre ECCE and the Sociology Department at the University of York are pleased to announce a one-day seminar on tastes at York. The seminar is jointly organised by the Stratification and Culture Research Network

The Sea is Rising: Visualizing Climate Change in the Pacific

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Postgraduate workshop and public lecture by Associate Professor Elizabeth DeLoughrey (UCLA)

Death and Domesticity:From Victorian Masculinity to Literary Afterlives

Tuesday 24 June 2014

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Writing the Living, Writing the Dead: Patrick French in Conversation

Thursday 19 June 2014

Eminent biographer and historian, Patrick French, discusses the art of literary biography, and shows how V. S. Naipaul, born in rural poverty in colonial Trinidad, turned himself into a key figure in contemporary world literature. A Writers at York event in association with York Festival of Ideas.

'It's a Dishonest Con!': Realist Film and Television after Alan Clarke

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Centre for Modern Studies one-day symposium

Nature at War

Thursday 5 June 2014

The annual symposium of the Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum

Reading and Interpretation: Poetry, Memory and Psychoanalysis in Three Works of Adam Phillips

Monday 2 June 2014

Reading and Interpretation reading group seminar with Hugh Haughton

Place, performance, memory: towards an ecology of remembering

Wednesday 28 May 2014

TFTV research seminar with speaker Gay McAuley, Department of Performance Studies, University of Sydney

Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture

Thursday 22 May 2014

Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture with speaker W. J. T. Mitchell (Chicago)

Adil Ray, 'In Conversation', followed by a screening of 'Citizen Khan'

Thursday 15 May 2014

A Writers at York event with speaker Adil Ray, actor, radio and television presenter.

Unconstitutional Writing: Arvind Mehrotra and the Interplay of Languages

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Peter McDonald (Oxford)

Remembering Stuart Hall

Monday 12 May 2014

A commemorative symposium in honour of the contribution made by the late Jamaican cultural theorist and socialist intellectual Stuart Hall

CANCELLED: Melanie Challenger Poetry Seminar

Thursday 8 May 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum event

New books roundtable

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Roundtable on new studies of CLR James and Darcus Howe

Said's 'Secular Criticism'

Monday 5 May 2014

Dr Ziad Elmarsafy will chair the second meeting of the ‘Reading and Interpretation’ reading group, looking at Edward Said’s essay ‘Secular Criticism’ from 'The World, the Text, and the Critic'.

Poetry, Music, and the Sacred

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Alice Goodman and Michael Symmons Roberts in Conversation.

Sketching Home: Soldier Art and Souvenirs of the Crimean War

Thursday 24 April 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School Research Seminar with Holly Furneaux (Leicester)

Economy and Society in the West and Beyond

Thursday 24 April 2014

Centre for Modern Studies workshop

A Double Sorrow

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Lavinia Greenlaw reads her new collection inspired by Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'. Preceded by a talk on Chaucer by Kenneth Clarke (York). A Writers at York event.

Literary Ethics: Poetic Humour and Narrative Affect

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar

Blade Runner workshop

Friday 11 April 2014

The third and final workshop of the AHRC-funded project 'Cognitive and Aesthetic Values in Cultural Artefacts'

Cross-Currents in Art History: authors in conversation with readers

Wednesday 26 March 2014

History of Art symposium organised by Professor Whitney Davis

Further Dimensions of the Poem: Sylvia Plath's visual imagination and Seamus Heaney's sense of space

Thursday 13 March 2014

A Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum seminar

Ken Loach and the Save the Children Film: Humanitarianism, Paternalism and Imperialism in 20th Century Britain

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham

Islamisation and Fiction: A Narrative

Friday 7 March 2014

A Writers at York event with speaker Tabish Khair.

Maureen McLane poetry reading

Thursday 6 March 2014

A Writers at York event.

Maureen McLane poetry reading

Thursday 6 March 2014

A Writers at York event.

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 - taster and information session

Wednesday 26 February 2014

For prospective applicants

If opposition is an art, is Ed Miliband an artist?

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Tim Bale, Queen Mary, London

Frames of reference: Art, Race, Sexuality and Nationhood

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Eliot Among the Comedians

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Modern School Research Seminar with speaker Matthew Bevis (Oxford).

Fat Art Thin Art: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet

Friday 14 February 2014

To celebrate Queer History month, Valentine's day, and the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Fat Art Thin Art, the Centre for Modern Studies is delighted to host an afternoon soiree to discuss Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a poet

A Lovely Dialogue: Critics and Poets, Friends and Fans

Thursday 13 February 2014

A poetry reading to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's 'Fat Art Thin Art'

The (Un)natural World: Anthropomorphic Language and Lenses

Friday 7 February 2014

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum event

W.B. Yeats and the BBC

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School seminar with Emilie Morin (York)

De-industrialization but not decline? Britain since the 1950s

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Modern British History and Politics Research Seminar with Jim Tomlinson, University of Glasgow

Nabokov and his Publishers: Authority in the Paratext

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Department of English and Related Literature Modern School seminar with Duncan White (Wellesley College)

London in the independence-era imaginary: Postwar, Cold war and Transnational visitors

Monday 2 December 2013

Distinguished Visitor lecture by Professor Susan Pennybacker, (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Against Photographic Exceptionalism

Monday 2 December 2013

History of Art research seminar with Stephen Bann

Who “owns” mourning? A discussion of memory, space, and community

Monday 25 November 2013

Seminar hosted by the History Postgraduate Forum and the Centre for Modern Studies (CModS) Postgraduate Forum

Nation, Narration and Exile

Tuesday 19 November 2013

CModS postgraduate forum seminar

The Online Professional: Gender and Digital Culture

Friday 8 November 2013

Afternoon workshop on the intersections between professional life, digital media and gender.

Realignment and Televisual Intellect: From 'The Wire' through 'Occupy' to 'Hemlock Grove'

Tuesday 5 November 2013

What can the 'golden age' of American television tell us about the transformation of social relations in this age of austerity? Modern School guest lecture by Professor Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick.

Amit Chaudhuri: Reading and In Conversation on Words and Music

Wednesday 23 October 2013

A Writers at York event

Ordinary / Everyday / Quotidian

Thursday 26 September 2013

An international two-day conference