The Modernist Review is a monthly round-up of publications, conferences and events from across the diverse field of modernist studies. Every month, we publish 4-5 articles from early career researchers and postgraduate students. These articles consist of interviews, conference and book reviews, condensed research and more. You can explore our contact area to download the rolling Call for Papers, and access our in-house style guide. Each issue also comes with a short editorial written by the editors.
As modernist studies becomes a larger, more diverse, and more interdisciplinary field, it is more important than ever that new researchers have an accessible, public space to present their research and individual perspectives in a less formal, faster-paced setting than traditional journals. The Modernist Review hopes to foster a sense of connectedness and engagement between academics working at disparate institutions and provide an overview of key developments drawn from a busy research environment. We strongly encourage engagement with articles via the comments sections!
The British Association of Modernist Studies
The British Association of Modernist Studies is a major academic institution based in the UK. The object of the Association (BAMS) is to advance education and knowledge by promoting the study of modernism. As part of this mission, the current Postgraduate Representatives of BAMS have developed The Modernist Review, and act as its editors.
The logo of The Modernist Review was developed from the BAMS one, designed by Rhys Tranter and reflects our affiliation with them as an ECR-centered organ of their educational objectives.
Cécile Varry is a third-year PhD researcher working on emotions in the poetry of T. S. Eliot at Université de Paris. Her research focuses on issues of ‘haptic anxiety’: the ambivalent emotional attitudes associated with the gestures and textures of Eliot’s poetry. She also looks at intimacy, attachment, belonging, and the feeling of being at home. She lead the ‘Teaching Troublesome Texts’ workshop at Troublesome Modernisms and is the main organiser for the Figuring out Feeling conference. She spends a lot of time tweeting about poetry.
Polly Hember is a technē funded PhD student at Royal Holloway, University of London. Focusing on modernism and visual culture, her thesis explores the fiction and film work of the POOL group. She is currently co-organising the Modernism & Alternate Spiritualities Symposium and Figuring Out Feeling.
Bryony Armstrong is a Northern Bridge funded PhD student at Durham University. Her thesis is provisionally titled The Kiss in Modernist Literature, and aims to contribute to ‘haptic modernism’: she looks at kissing at speed, onscreen interracial kisses, sculpture, and women kissing women. She is currently the co-convenor of the Late Summer Lecture Series, and can otherwise be found singing in a chapel choir or acting as Postgraduate Welfare Officer at St Mary’s College.
The Modernist Review was founded by former BAMS representatives Stephanie Boland and Helen Saunders in 2016.