About the conference

Nottingham Trent University, April 03rd, Newton Building – NEWN45

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

Queer Modernism(s) is an interdisciplinary conference exploring the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture. How do modernist artists frame queerness within their work? How did writers reveal and conceal their sexuality? And, in ‘making it new’, how did modernism develop new modes of exploring gender and sexuality? Panelists will discuss the ways in which modernists negotiate the concept of queerness (sexual, romantic, artistic or otherwise) within their work. You can see our provisional programme here

We are delighted to announce that our Keynote will be 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.

The Call for Papers is now closed, but conference registration is open and will close March 27th

The conference will run from 10am – 5pm in NEWN45, Newton building on Nottingham Trent City campus. Instructions on how to get here can be found here. Lunch will be provided, as well as a wine reception afterwards. Please do not let the registration fee discourage you. Email the organisers if you have any issues.