Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide.

Alan Walters Building - G03
Monday 9 April (09:00) - Tuesday 10 April 2018 (17:00)

Hannah Comer


The Midlands Modernist Network presents Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide, held on the 9th and 10th of April 2018 at the University of Birmingham. 

The conference is set to be held at the Alan Walters building and will be using the Lecture Theatre G03, as well as rooms 103, 112 and the Atrium. Transitions is an international, interdisciplinary conference seeking to open a dialogue between Victorianist and Modernist scholars. The conference will interrogate the historical, theoretical and thematic divides that have evolved from the artificial critical boundary set at the turn of the century.

We are delighted to announce that our Keynotes will be Professor John Holmes (University of Birmingham) and Dr Sarah Parker (University of Loughborough).   Professor Holmes’ work focuses on the relationship between scientific ideas and cultural forms in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including poetry, architecture and the visual arts. Doctor Parker’s work focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century literature, with an emphasis on women’s poetry, decadence and aestheticism, gender and sexualities, and visual cultures.

We are further thrilled to announce that Transitions will include a reading by poet Becky Cullen, who recently succeeded Lord Byron as the poet-in-residence at Newstead Abbey.

Download a PDF of the event program.