Women Modernists and Spirituality: a Symposium

                                 

University of Stirling, Iris Murdoch Centre, 22-23 May 2014

Recent criticism in modernist studies indicates a growing interest in the relationship between spirituality (broadly understood to include religious structures and practices as well as less traditional engagements with the sacred) and modernist discourse. This symposium aims to bring modernism and spirituality together with research on women modernists, many of whom still call for greater critical attention. It will focus on women modernists and foreground gender in analysis of modernism and spirituality in order to highlight and problematise issues including the relationships between spirituality and embodiment, authority, domesticity, the public sphere and creative practice. From Edith Sitwell’s incarnational poetics to Mary Butts’s pagan landscapes; from Elizabeth Smart’s engagement with the King James Bible to Dorothy Richardson’s interest in Quakerism, the symposium seeks to address spirituality in all its guises in the work of modernist women.

‌The full programme is available here - Women Modernists and Spirituality Symposium Programme

Delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel; guidance is available here

Any queries please Contact: Elizabeth Anderson (sarahelizabeth.anderson@stir.ac.uk)

 

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