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The crossbones of Galway, modernist vortex

By Adrian Paterson, NUI Galway In the second of MSI’s 2021 series of writing about place in Modernism, NUI Galway’s Adrian Paterson explores modernism’s connections to Galway – a place not immediately obvious as one for modernist pilgrimage. Time and space in the modernist period always collided and colluded, even before Einstein’s Special Theory of… Continue reading The crossbones of Galway, modernist vortex

“How can you own water really?”: rivers, (cash)flow and Ulysses

by Chris McCann, NUI Galway This is the first of MSI’s 2021 series of writing about place in Modernism. In honour of Bloomsday, NUI Galway’s Chris McCann explores the relationship between two Dublin rivers and commercial interests in the city’s built landscape. Despite the obvious centrality of water to Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, watercourses are also… Continue reading “How can you own water really?”: rivers, (cash)flow and Ulysses

Telling the Time: Modernism and Time Symposium

A virtual symposium on modernist understandings of time

9 June 2021 – NUI Galway (via Zoom)

Modernist Studies Ireland (MSI) is a community, network, and event-hub designed to promote new research, readerships, publications, and archival holdings about modernism to a local and global audience.

We aim to facilitate the sharing of interests, research, and pedagogical approaches to modernism and modernity across the island of Ireland, including the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, and throughout the world beyond.

Modernist Studies Ireland hosts news, events, and connections, and supports associated conferences, symposiums, and reading groups. These include a major Bi-Annual Conference and symposium, the Works in Progress seminar series, our Finnegans Wake Reading Group, and new opportunities and initiatives.

Showcasing new work on Irish modernists and on all kinds of modernisms by researchers across Ireland, readers, researchers and scholars of all kinds are invited to participate, join us for events, and contribute. Join our mailing list and contact us for details.

Finnegans Wake reading group

Want to tackle the Wake but don’t know where to start? Or, would you like to deepen your understanding of this complex modernist masterpiece? Discover MSI’s online Wake reading group here.