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We engage with modernism across print and visual cultures of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in a global context.

Our scholarship covers literature, periodicals, film, theatre, dance, cinema, and popular music, employing with an emphasis on interdisciplinary and archives-based approaches. Research expertise includes ethnographic and autobiographical writing, age studies, ecocriticism, popular and middlebrow modernisms, aesthetic and political radicalisms, modern magazines, and the black Atlantic.

In 2019-2020 we’ve had staff publish books on Josephine Baker, ageing and the English novel, and Freud and late capitalism.

Modernism students