Discussion Group - OCCT Review on Transdisciplinary Modernism

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Speaker(s): Niamh Burns (Oxford), Rowan Anderson (Oxford)

In a joint event with OCCT Review, this session of the Discussion Group will host two of the journal’s contributors who will introduce to us new issues and debates in the field of transdisciplinary modernism.

Niamh Burns, DPhil candidate in German Modernism (New College) will comment Ariane Mildenberg’s Modernism and Phenomenology: Literature, Philosophy, Art (2017), a work that depicts a complex web of interrelations existing between phenomenological, artistic, and literary texts in the modernist period. 

Rowan Anderson, DPhil candidate in English Literature and Translation Studies (Trinity College) will discuss Cross-Channel Modernisms (ed. by Claire Davison, Derek Ryan, and Jane A. Goldman, 2020), an interdisciplinary exploration of the influence of 'Channel crossings' on modernism centred upon the importance of the Channel as a symbolic site of cultural exchange between Britain and the rest of Europe.

The reviewers will present these books’ ideas in dialogue with each other and open a broader conversation about innovative cross-disciplinary approaches to modernism.

This session will require registration: if you want to participate, please fill the form via this link https://forms.gle/VZHLBBKAwwGgxvMK9, and on the day of the event you will receive an email invitation. Select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting in your meeting invite to be taken to a page where you can choose to either join on the web or download the desktop app. If you already have the Teams app, the meeting will open there automatically. If you have any questions, please contact anna.saroldi@merton.ox.ac.uk.