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Discussion Group - OCCT Review on Transdisciplinary Modernism

Niamh Burns (Oxford)
Rowan Anderson (Oxford)
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00
Live-streamed via Microsoft Teams on 2 November

In a joint event with OCCT Review, this session of the Discussion Group hosted two of the journal’s contributors who introduced 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 presented these books’ ideas in dialogue with each other and open a broader conversation about innovative cross-disciplinary approaches to modernism.