Late Victorianism and Modernism: the Making of Modernity

  • Wednesday 9 March 2011, 4-6pm
  • Lecture Room 2 (Arts, 1st Floor)

Scholars within Victorian Studies and Modernist Studies are often approaching the same issues, and sometimes even the same authors or texts, but are persistently institutionally separated around the 'boundary' of 1900. This series of symposia is dedicated to undoing that separation.

At this third event, our speakers were:

  • Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck College, London): 'Victorian Poetry: the Gospel According to the Pelican Guides'
  • Michael Coyle (Colgate University, USA): 'A Prize Fight: Ezra Pound and the Institutionalization of Modernism 1948 -1951'

This event was open to all staff and postgraduate students, and these papers were followed by a collective discussion.

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