About the conference

‘Somewhat like Ariel / Somewhat like Puck / Somewhat like a gutter boy / Who loves to play in muck’ – Richard Bruce Nugent

Queer Modernism(s), held on April 03rd 2017 at Nottingham Trent University, was an interdisciplinary conference exploring the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture. The conference questioned the relationship between sexuality and modernity, and how modernism develop new modes of exploring queer identity. Panelists discussed the ways in which modernists negotiate the concept of queerness (sexual, romantic, artistic or otherwise) within their work. You can view our full programme here

Our Keynote was given by Professor Gregory Woods, Emeritus Professor at Nottingham Trent University and the first Chair in Gay and Lesbian Studies in the UK. His new book Homintern (2016), discusses the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture

If you would like to hear more about Queer Modernism, listen to The Modernist Podcast, Episode 4, out April 30th, which features many of the panelists from the conference itself

Due to the success of the conference, there will be a second Queer Modernism(s) running in 2018, follow along on Twitter for updates, and email the organisers at queermodernism@gmail.com if you would like to be involved