Centre for Modernist Cultures

The Centre for Modernist Cultures is a hub for world-leading research on literary and artistic modernism. Its members work at the forefront of the discipline, opening up modernist scholarship to innovative lines of inquiry and to new interdisciplinary and international contexts for the study of cultural modernity.


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Posted 27 July 2018

Nathan Waddell speaks about Wyndham Lewis at the Royal Academy of Arts

On Friday 13 July 2018, Dr Nathan Waddell spoke at the Royal Academy of Arts about Wyndham Lewis's rejected 1938 portrait of TS Eliot. Part publicity stunt, part sincere tribute, the portrait tells us as much about Eliot's significance as about Lewis's impishness.

Posted 25 July 2018

Scholars discuss new ways of reading modernist magazines

On Thursday 14 June, an interdisciplinary group of postgraduate and early-career academics explored new ways of reading modern(ist) magazines. Working with periodicals from the Cadbury Research Library, they discussed BLAST, Form, Coterie, and Rhythm, among others.

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[Image above: Returning to the Trenches, Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, © The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts]

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