Monday 27th June 2016, 18.00-20.00, School of Advanced Study, University of London
(Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU)
Rebecca Beasley (University of Oxford): “The Russian revolution in British fiction, 1919-1928: Walpole, Gerhardie, Tyrkova and Williams, and Maugham”
David Ayers (University of Kent): “”Spirits of Modernist Europe: Eliot, Valéry, Patočka and Derrida”
Rebecca Beasley is University Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of The Queen’s College. She is the author of Ezra Pound and the Visual Culture of Modernism (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Theorists of Modernist Poetry (Routledge, 2007), and, with Philip Ross Bullock, editor of Russia in Britain: From Melodrama to Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). She is currently working on a book-length study of the impact of Russian culture on British literary modernism, Russomania. She co-convenes the Anglo-Russian Research Network at Pushkin House with Matthew Taunton (UEA). From 2014-15, she was Chair of the British Association for Modernist Studies.
David Ayers is Professor of Modernism and Critical Theory in the School of English at the University of Kent. He is the author of monographs on Wyndham Lewis, English Literature of the 1920s, Modernism, and Literary Theory. He is the founding director of the Centre for Modern Poetry at Kent, and has been director of the European Network of Avant-garde and Modernism studies (EAM), and executive member of the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) and the British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS). He edits the book series of the EAM and is an organiser of the London Modernism Seminar. His current work concerns the cultural impact in Britain of the Russian Revolution and the formation of the League of Nations.
The IES-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. It is advised that you register your participation in advance.