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Events in 2014-15

Reconciliations: The 2015 Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

Monday 20 July 2015

This year the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures comes to the University of York and to venues across the city.


Tuesday 9 June 2015

An interdisciplinary workshop

Scaling the Novel, Scaling the Human: Annual Jacques Berthoud Lecture 2015

Wednesday 3 June 2015

This year's Annual Jacques Berthoud lecture will be given by Professor Mark McGurl (Stanford University).

Freedom After Neoliberalism: The Beauty of a Social Problem

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Professor Mark McGurl will lead a discussion of Walter Benn Michaels' essay 'The Beauty of a Social Problem', which deals with the problem of artistic form in the age of neoliberalism.

Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present

Tuesday 2 June 2015

The 5th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the Centre for Modern Studies, University of York

Radical Domesticities

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Centre for Modern studies postgraduate forum seminar with papers by Stephanie Lambert and Amy Tobin

The Languages of Literature: Attridge at 70

Friday 22 May 2015

A three-day conference to celebrate the contribution to literary criticism made by Professor Derek Attridge.

Translating Terrorism

Thursday 21 May 2015

Guest talk by Anas Sareen, University of Lausanne

Salomé: The Modern Body

Tuesday 19 May 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

MA in Culture and Thought after 1945 taster and information session

Wednesday 29 April 2015

A taster session for offer holders and prospective applicants to the MA in Culture and Thought after 1945

One man's freedom fighter, another man's terrorist: Understanding radicalism in political struggles

Tuesday 28 April 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Movements and Shakers: Complexity to simplicity and back again

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum

Mourning and Morbidity: Death and British Art

Tuesday 10 March 2015

A one-day workshop investigating the relationship of Death and British art

Riding Westward: Geoffrey Hill's Eccentric Resistances

Monday 2 March 2015

A Centre for Modern Studies postgraduate forum seminar

Resources for International Solidarity: Palestine and South Africa on Camera

Wednesday 25 February 2015

The third event in the Resistant Resources Lecture series with speaker Dr Anna Bernard (King's College, London).

Land, Labour & African Literature

Monday 16 February 2015

Dr James Graham (Middlesex) and Dr Madhu Krishnan (Bristol) give papers at the third event in the Resistant Resources lecture series.

Red Desert screening

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Screening of Antonioni's 1964 film in preparation for the 'So-called waste' workshop

Resistant Resources Lecture Series: Sugar, Coal and Oil

Monday 9 February 2015

This second event in the Resistant Resources Lecture Series will offer exciting papers covering sugar, coal and oil, as they pertain to the General Strike, the Caribbean, and Zombie movies.

The Very Queer Appeal of Japan: Sexuality, Identity and Belonging in Postwar Expatriate Literary Cultures

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Department of History research seminar with Mark Pendleton, University of Sheffield

Networks, Systems, Them, Me, Us

Wednesday 28 January 2015

An interdisciplinary Lightning Rods event

The Proposition: Freedom after Neoliberalism

Monday 19 January 2015

Addressing recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences, this session asks what an engagement with freedom might add to those debates.

Enduring Oil: The Resources of Petrofiction

Wednesday 14 January 2015

Graeme MacDonald (Warwick) opens the Resistant Resources lecture series.

Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)

Monday 15 December 2014

The third meeting of the Society for the Promotion of Urban Discussion (SPUD)

Vegan Theory event

Monday 1 December 2014

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Vegan Society, the Centre for Modern Studies will be hosting a short, lunchtime event.

Eborakon launch party

Friday 28 November 2014

Launch party for a new biennial poetry magazine based at the University of York

'What death can join together': Neo-Victorian mortalities in the 21st century

Wednesday 26 November 2014

A multi-disciplinary seminar with speakers including Marie-luise Kohlke (University of Swansea)

A poetry reading by J.T. Welsch

Wednesday 19 November 2014

A Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum event

Postgraduate open afternoon

Wednesday 19 November 2014

An information event for prospective postgraduates in the departments of Archaeology, English and Related Literature, History and Philosophy, and the centres for Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Eighteenth Century Studies and Modern Studies.

Moving Images: Between Photography and Film in Contemporary Art

Monday 17 November 2014

This paper will consider the role of moving images in contemporary art. A CModS event with speaker Dr Lee-Von Kim, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Autobiography in Comparative Perspective (TORCH, University of Oxford).

Modernism: Beyond Representation

Thursday 13 November 2014

A CModS postgraduate forum seminar

Complexity in the Humanities workshop

Monday 3 November 2014

A two-day workshop inaugurating the Complexity in the Humanities research strand in the Centre for Modern Studies, featuring presentations from members of the NarCS network on complex systems and narrative.

Miss Lou, Jamaican Culture & Mervyn Morris

Thursday 23 October 2014

Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica, speaks on Louise Bennett and Jamaican Culture. Professor Morris will also treat us to some of his own highly regarded poetry.

Symbolic Death

Wednesday 15 October 2014

An informal meeting hosted by the Death research strand

Nothing Happening?

Thursday 9 October 2014

The first meeting of the 'Nothing' research strand.