Episode 4

Episode 4: Queer Modernism

Panel: Megan Girdwood, Lloyd Houston, Sean Richardson

Megan is a third year PhD student in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Her thesis explores the place of the modernist dancer in performance, focusing on the legacy of Salome in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century drama and choreography. She has published work in the Journal of Religion & Film and the Irish Studies Review, and will participate in the discussion panel of the upcoming Modernist Podcast episode on Queer Modernism.

Lloyd is the Hertford College – Faculty of English DPhil Scholar in Irish Literature in English at the University of Oxford. His work explores the politicised role of venereal disease and discourses of sexual hygiene in Irish modernism. His recent publications include a history of the Bodleian’s restricted ‘Phi’ Collection and a reception study of Joyce’s Ulysses in Britain’s copyright libraries.

Séan is a first year PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, funded by the Vice Chancellor’s Researcher Development Scheme and supervised by Professor Andrew Thacker. His work focuses on E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Christopher Isherwood, Nella Larsen, Wallace Thurman, H.D. and Katharine Burdekin, and sits at the intersection of space theory, queer theory and cosmopolitanism within the field of Modernist criticism. Primarily, his research is interested in developing current thinking within cosmopolitan debates, asking how queer writers engaged with and relied on the cosmopolitan in the Modernist era. His working thesis title is Voyaging Out: Queer Writers and the Cosmopolitan 1905 – 1945.

Featured NTU Researcher: Sabrina Moro // @SabrinaMoroPhD