Modernist Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Thought

Start time: 10:30 / End time: 17:30 / Date: 13 Apr 2018 / Venue: School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square Architecture

Open to: Any UOL students / Any UOL staff / General Public

Type: Conference

Cost: Admission is free. Please register via Eventbrite

Contact: For more information contact Lauren Arrington at

About the event

How did eighteenth-century debates about revolution, colonisation, and human rights inform modernists’ thinking about democracy, decolonisation, and race and gender equality?

How were questions provoked by the first great European age of scientific discovery resurrected and renegotiated by writers responding to world war and the development of weapons of mass destruction?

Experts on modernist and eighteenth-century literature and political thought will answer these questions and ask others, as this conference explores modernism’s eighteenth-century connections.

The keynote will by delivered by Valerie Babb, Professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University.

You can download the full programme here.

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