Queer Modernism(s) II

After the resounding success of the first Queer Modernism(s) conference at Nottingham Trent University in 2017, the University of Oxford hosted Queer Modernism(s) II: Intersectional Identities on April 12th & 13th 2018. An interdisciplinary, international conference, Queer Modernism(s) II explored the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture, with an emphasis on intersecting identities. Panelists questioned, discussed and interrogated the social, sexual, romantic, artistic, affective, legal and textual relationship between queer identity and modernity.

Our Keynotes were delivered by Dr. Sandeep Parmar (University of Liverpool) and Dr. Jana Funke (University of Exeter). Dr. Parmar is a BBC New Generation thinker, and has published widely on women’s literature in the 20th century, especially lesser known and non-canonical women. Dr. Funke is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities in the English Department at the University of Exeter and a Wellcome Trust Investigator. Her research cuts across modernist studies, the history of sexuality and the history of science. She has published on modernist women’s writing, the history of sexual science and queer literature and history. We are thankful to both of them.

Our first conference report is available here.

Details of Queer Modernism(s) III will be released later in the year.