Sensory Modernism(s): Keynote Speakers

'From Dérèglement to Digitization: Discovering Sensory Modernisms'

'Sensation and the Education of the Senses: Read, Lawrence, Whitehead'

Our Keynote Speakers

Professor Jeff Wallace

Pics Tim Dickeson 21-10-2015 Cardiff Met Author Sarah Waters in Conversation with Kate North & Kathryn Simpson

Jeff Wallace is Professor of English at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is the author of Beginning Modernism (2011) and D.H. Lawrence, Science and the Posthuman (2005), and the co-editor of Gothic Modernisms (with Andrew Smith, 2001). He is Vice-Chair of the British Association of Modernist Studies, an Associate of the Critical Posthumanism Network, and has recently contributed to a special issue of the journal Twentieth-Century Literature on “Modernist Ethics and Posthumanism.” Two essays on Haruki Murakami are forthcoming, and his current long term project is a study of abstraction as a critical concept in literature and visual art.

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Dr Richard Brown


The main focus of Dr Richard Brown’s research and teaching interest is modern literature and especially the work of James Joyce and selected contemporary British novelists. As well as a wide variety of articles and conference papers in these and other areas, he has published four books on Joyce: Cambridge, 1985), James Joyce: A Postculturalist Perspective (Macmillan, 1992), Joyce, “Penelope” and the Body (Rodopi, 2006) and, most recently, the 450-page Companion To James Joyce from Blackwell (2008), which combines new readings of Joyce’s texts with essays placing his work in various cultural contexts around the world. Since starting it in 1980, Dr Brown has been co-editor of The James Joyce Broadsheet, a journal which continues to publish articles, book reviews, illustrations, news and other material connected to the work of Joyce, three times a year.

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Helen Mort


Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection ‘Division Street’ was shortlisted for the Costa Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize and, in 2014, won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. She is the Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at The University of Leeds and has a PhD from The University of Sheffield.

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Sensory Modernisms #1 Keynote Presentation

Dr Brown’s keynote presentation from Sensory Modernism(s) #1 (21/05/2015) can be accessed here: From Dérèglement to Digitization: Discovering Sensory Modernisms.

Dr Brown’s keynote presentation from Sensory Modernism(s) #2 (11-12/12/2015) can be accesssed here: From Dérèglement to Digitization II: Discovering Sensory Modernisms