Modernist Intimacies Symposium


Modernist Intimacies – A Symposium

University of Sussex

17th May 2013


Keynote address:
Denis Flannery [University of Leeds]: ‘How to Live Together; or, Modernist Intimacy in 1897.’
Chair: Pam Thurschwell [University of Sussex]

Affective reading/reflexive reading:
Martin Ryle [University of Sussex]: ‘New intimacies with the self: Joycean monologue and self-fashioning.’
Jen Cooke [Loughborough University]: ‘When Women Read, or, Scenes of Angry Modernist Learning.’
Jonathan Foltz [Boston University]: ‘Formalisms of the Self: Vernon Lee and the Physiology of Reading.’
Chair: Ruth Charnock [University of Sussex]

Tactile objects: 
Jo Winning [Birkbeck College]: ‘Love and the Made Object.’
Hannah Wen-Shan Shieh [University of Sussex]: ‘Katherine Mansfield’s Art of Changing Masks.’
Rosie Langridge [Queen Mary]: ‘Forsterian Kisses.’

Perilous Fashionings:
Santanu Das [KCL]: ‘Perilous intimacies: wounding, writing and feeling in early 20th century literature.’
Barry Sheils [University of Swansea]: ‘Wit and Environs: the problems of male intimacy in Wilde and Joyce.’
Benjamin Poore [Queen Mary]: ‘Masud Khan’s Ulysses: Exile, Race thinking, and modernist self-fashioning.’

Missed Connections and Vile Bodies:
Ben Clarke [University of North Carolina, Greensboro]: ‘Public faces in private spaces: space and intimacy in Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies.’
Hugh Stevens [UCL]: ‘Mr Forster visits Mr and Mrs Lawrence.’
Ruth Charnock [University of Sussex] Feeling Modernist: Anais Nin and D. H. Lawrence

Intimate (Dis)locations:
Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze [Northeastern University]: ‘Intimacy in Isolation and the Amplitude of Reality: Virginia Woolf’s Tense Intimacies in The Voyage Out, Mrs. Dalloway and The Waves.’
Karina Jakubowicz [UCL]: ‘'”Every bed she leaves, without caring”: Beds, Identity, and the Aesthetics of Intimacy in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood.’
Pru Chamberlain [Royal Holloway]: ‘Mina Loy’s Hazardous Incognito.’

Close ups, bad feelings:
Geoff Gilbert [American University of Paris]: ‘Do you know how you feel: Shame and the Persistence of Modernism.’
Francesco Ventrella [University of Sussex]: ‘Connoisseurial Intimacies: Homoeroticism and Empathic Cock-Tease.’
Charles Burnetts [University of Western Ontario]: ‘Béla Balázs and Sensibility.’
Chair: J. D. Rhodes [University of Sussex]

Event Director: Ruth Charnock, University of Sussex

Sponsor: The Centre for Modernist Studies, Sussex