CANCELLED - Comparative Modernisms

CANCELLED - Comparative Modernisms
30 April 2018, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Far from being just an isolated aesthetic movement of the early twentieth century, Modernism is now recognized as an international phenomenon spreading across all art genres and aspects of modern life with a determining effect on contemporary cultural and artistic practices. Moreover, new research into Modernism, exploring its historical, philosophical, empirical alongside aesthetic contexts within modernity, further confirms the necessity for a global, interdisciplinary approach to examine the movement’s multiple and intriguing ramifications.

The new Seminars Series in Comparative Modernisms, launched by the Institute of English Studies in 2016, stresses both modernism’s continuing relevance in the present and its complex, relational nature which calls for a comparative perspective. It provides a forum for groundbreaking multidisciplinary, transnational and inter-textual research in modernist studies by inviting English and international speakers as well as hosting a variety of associated events, such as roundtables, workshops and colloquia. The thematic of the series cuts across modernist literature, art and culture and accommodates research that speaks to contemporary issues, such as, modernist legacies, translatability and reception, European and international modernisms, inter-mediality, history and form, science and technology and the performance of modernity, by drawing on different theories, disciplines and modes of thinking.

Comparative Modernisms seminar series is convened by Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou, a Visiting Research Fellow at IEL/SAS and Assist. Professor of European Literature and Theory at Peloponnese University. All seminars and events are held in the Senate House, London. The seminars and some of the associated events are FREE and open to all. However, for reasons of room capacity, it is advised that you register your participation in advance at:



Unless stated otherwise, all our events are free of charge and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Registration is required for all events. Please sign up using the booking form below.


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