Annual lecture

The CMC annual guest lecture is the lead event in our calendar. Featuring celebrated scholars of modernism speaking on topics at the forefront of, or which seek to challenge established assumptions about, the discipline, the CMC lecture series promotes new ways of thinking about modernity and its experimental creative cultures.

List of lectures


  • 2021: Topic TBC
    • Professor Michele Elam, Stanford University, USA
  • 2020: ‘Modernist Anger Management
    • Professor Steven Connor, University of Cambridge, UK
    • Transcript
  • 2019: ‘Listening to Modernism
  • 2018: ‘On Not Knowing