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Elektropolis Coked to the Eyeballs: Berlin’s Modernist Identity Crisis

By Casey Lawrence, Trinity College Dublin In this month’s MSI New Writing about place in Modernism, TCD’s Casey Lawrence uncovers Berlin of the Modernist period, at once impoverished and decadent, as seen through the eyes of the oft-forgotten writer Robert McAlmon Berlin underwent significant changes and took many names during La Belle Époque: The Garrison… Continue reading Elektropolis Coked to the Eyeballs: Berlin’s Modernist Identity Crisis

Hong Kong: The Archaeology of a Modernist City

By Dr. Emily Ridge, NUI Galway In the latest of MSI’s 2021 series of writing about place in Modernism, NUI Galway’s Emily Ridge explores Hong Kong’s architecture and literature, and the traces of modernism within a postmodern “heterotopia”. To me, Hong Kong has always more immediately evoked a postmodern rather than a modernist aesthetic. When,… Continue reading Hong Kong: The Archaeology of a Modernist City

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

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.