Biopolitical Modernism Symposium at UCC

24 Jan 2018

Organised by Dr Laura Lovejoy (IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UCC) and Dr Alison Garden (IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at UCD), this one-day symposium will be held at University College Cork on Friday 27th April 2018. 

Taking as its starting point modernism’s repeated concern with the moments where the human body comes into contact with state power, this one-day symposium aims to mobilise current research on modernism’s diverse approaches to the body and power. Bringing together such work creates the potential to forge links with the growing fields of medical humanities, queer modernism and historical modernism. The project recognizes the contested nature of the ever-broadening field of Modernist Studies and seeks to ask: how might the remits of the ‘biopolitical’ animate and facilitate new readings of modernist works?


The keynote lecture, entitled “‘Nothing in the world would save me from the gallows’: Flann O’Brien and the death penalty”, will be given by Dr. Katherine Ebury, from the University of Sheffield.

English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland