The Comparative Modernisms Seminar Series, 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, inter-medial and inter-textual research in modernist studies by featuring seminars by invited English and international scholars as well as hosting a variety of associated events, such as roundtables, workshops and colloquia.

Recent workshops and colloquia include: ‘Historical Modernisms’ (12-13 Dec 2017) which looked at modernism and/in history across literature and the arts; ‘Αnglo-Hellenic Modernism Workshop’  (8 April 2016) which explored confluences and influences between English and Greek literary/artistic modernisms; and ‘English and European Comparative Studies: Views from the Future’ (9 May 2016), a colloquium in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Languages Research-SAS and the European Network of Comparative Literary Studies (ENCLS)


Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou, Research Fellow at IES/SAS and Associate Professor at Peloponnese University (

Past seminars