Resources and Affiliations


The University of Sussex Library’s Special Collections contains holdings vital to research in Modernism, including a number of internationally acclaimed archival, manuscript and rare book collections, relating to 20th-century literary, political and social history. Collections relevant to the Centre for Modernist Studies include the papers of Rudyard Kipling and a series of collections relating to the Bloomsbury Group, including the Monks House Papers of Virginia Woolf and Leonard Woolf, the Edith Sitwell papers, the Charleston papers and the Carrington Papers. The Mass-Observation Archive contains the papers of the social research organisation of the 1930s and 1940s and continues to collect new material in the present day.

Refer to the Library’s Special Collections pages and the Mass Observation Archive for further information.

Please also consult information available at The Centre for Life Writing.

The Centre for Modernist Studies is proud to be affiliated with:


Our sister centre The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia (University of New South Wales)

The British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS)

The Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

The Modernist Review . Hosted by the British Association for Modernist Studies, The Modernist Review is designed to provide a platform for scholars and others with a keen interest in modernism to share new and emerging work.