Mapping Modernism

Panel: Laura LovejoyKieron Fairweather, Matilda Blackwell

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Laura Lovejoy | University College Dublin

Laura completed her PhD at University College Dublin in 2016. Her dissertation explored how a collection of modernist novels published in the 1930s by James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett and Elizabeth Bowen engaged with ideas of cultural degeneration as they were manifest in the politics of the Irish Free State.

Kieron Fairweather | Northumbria University

Kieron is in his second year of PhD studies in English Literature at Northumbria University. His research focuses on the works of Jean Rhys and Djuna Barnes and looks to rework practices of flânerie and psychogeography through the scope of affect studies.

Matilda Blackwell | University of Birmingham

Matilda is in the first year of her PhD in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, funded by the Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership. Her research focuses on the bathroom as a performative/political/hygienic space in early twentieth- century British literature, particularly as it intersects with themes of queerness and the materiality of the body.