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Where was Modernism?

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The study of English literature has long been associated with the idea of literary history but over the last decade or so a new approach that stresses literary geography has begun to emerge. This lecture will consider the significance of questions of space, place, and location in relation to literary texts.

  • From: Thursday 15 October 2015, 6 pm
  • To: Thursday 15 October 2015, 6 pm
  • Location: Mary Ann Evans building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Inaugural lecture by Professor Andrew Thacker

Some of the most exciting work in the new field of literary geography has taken place in relation to modernism, often defined as the artistic experiments and cultural innovations pioneered in Europe and North America from the end of the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.

This work has resulted in a major and on-going redefinition of the field, producing the idea of a global modernism that expands both geographically and historically beyond the limited view of modernism that prevailed twenty years ago. Drawing upon work in this new field of literary geography, therefore, this lecture asks the question: Where was modernism?


Date:Thursday 15 October 2015

Venue and programme:

  • 6 pm Evening reception (MAE 004)
  • 6.30 pm Inaugural lecture (JCT 005)
  • 7.30 pm Hot buffet* (MAE 004).

*Please state any dietary requirements by email.

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Please confirm your attendance by emailing Jane Haddon or telephone +44 (0)115 848 3404.

Location details


Mary Ann Evans building


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS

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