Modcons 2016

Drs Veronica Barnsley and Katherine Ebury are delighted to unveil the 2016 Modcons programme, which will begin again on Tuesday 23rd of Feb at 5.30pm in Hicks LT5 with a talk by Michael Kindellan on Ezra Pound’s Cantos.

These talks run in parallel with undergraduate teaching on Modern and Contemporary Literature (LIT302 and LIT303) but are very much real research talks that bring together staff and students with an interest in these periods.

The series will feature topics including the idea of the poet-teacher, death and dying, American suburbia, and 1930s biodrama. It will culminate in an invited talk by Dr Dave Gunning, an expert in postcolonial literature at the University of Birmingham.

modcon23rd February (week 3): Dr Michael Kindellan,
‘Ezra Pound’s The Cantos and pedagogy’

8th March (week 5): Dr Alice Gavin,
‘Dying For It’

12th April (week 7): Dr Ruth Hawthorn,
‘Delinquent Dogs and the Molise Malaise: Negotiating Suburbia in John Fante’s My Dog Stupid’

26th April (week 9): Dr Amber Regis,
‘Charlotte Brontë on stage: 1930s biodrama and the archive/museum performed’

10th May (week 11): Dr Dave Gunning (University of Birmingham)
Title of paper tbc

Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

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