Modernist Moments: Essays

Our new essay series Modernist Moments celebrates the moments that made modernism – meetings, epiphanies, compositions, censorships, concerts, disasters, days, exhibitions, and publications familiar and unfamiliar – finding new meanings and contexts in moments giving rise to all kinds of cultural events.

Below are the essays published to date. Click here to view the ongoing Call for Submissions.

“Taking pleasure in the mere handling of the stops”: Yeats meets Joyce in poetry and prose

Adrian Paterson, NUI Galway In the first of MSI’s Modernist Moments Essay series, Adrian Paterson unpicks the artistic consequences of James Joyce’s famous first meeting with W.B. Yeats. The first part of this 2-part essay marks Yeats’s birthday; the second, Bloomsday. James Joyce’s first meeting with William Butler Yeats on the streets of Dublin in… Continue reading “Taking pleasure in the mere handling of the stops”: Yeats meets Joyce in poetry and prose