Hospitable Modernism Conference

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Hospitable Modernism Programme

Panel One:

Local and National: Hosting at Home and Abroad


“German Hospitality in Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin”

Ewa Błasiak

University of Wrocław

“Houses, Hosts and Hostile Empire in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark

Yan Lin,

Shanghai International Studies University 

Panel Two:

Hosting in Theory 


“Hostpitality’ in Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker”

Ghadeer Alhasan

University of Lancaster

“How to Make Friends and Influence People’: Hospitality as a Feminist Weapon”

Alexandra Chiriac

University of St. Andrews



Panel Three:

Living Through the Modernist Party 

“Cocktail shakers rattled, gramophones discoursed jazz’: Parties, ‘Late’ Style, and Social Acceleration in Evelyn Waugh’s Early Fiction”

Allan Johnson

University of Surrey


A Party Without a Hostess: Presence and Absence in Mina Loy’s Poetry

Emily Van Houten

University of Durham


“The Art of Hosting: Analyzing the Salon-Inspired Works of Florine Stettheimer”

Chelsea Olsen

University of Sussex


Keynote Speech: 

“Prufrock, Party-Goer, Tongue-Tied at Tea”

Dr. Kate McLoughlin (delivered by Justine Shaw)

University of Oxford

Please visit the Hospitable Modernism Conference website for full details of this event. This event was organised by Justine Shaw.