Led by Dr Dorothy Rowe, the Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster has core research strengths in the study of British, German and Soviet art and visual culture across national and international boundaries.
Researchers within the group are concerned with the study of cultural dialogues and visual exchange within and across nation states and national borders. Of particular interest is the dynamic relationship between the hegemonic constructions of national identities and the conflicting concerns of the international avant-garde.
Current research focuses on Internationalism and Cultural Exchange in Britain between 1870-1918; the impact and legacies of German Expressionism and Weimar culture; and the visual culture of sport and the Olympic Games in the twentieth century.
History of Art Postgraduate Presentation Sessions - 'Culture': 4.15pm Link Room 1, 3-5 Woodland Road
Richard Fisher - 'A Cultural history of three cathedrals in the West Country at the time of the Reformation'
Maria Hadjiathanasiou - 'The impact of British colonial rule (1878-1960) on the emergence of Cypriot modernism'
Theodora Clarke - 'Art in exile: Katherine Dreier and the Russian Avant-Garde in America, 1920-53'
Lizzie Robles - 'Disruptive Aesthetics: Black British Art since the 1980s'
Media and Cultural Studies Research Seminar: Dr Dorothy Rowe, Contemporary Art and Globalization 4pm-5pm School of Journalism, Cardiff University
History of Art Department Research Seminar: Dr Dorothy Rowe, After Dada: Networks of the Cologne Avant-Garde 5pm University of Oxford
Conference: Music and the Myth of Intelligibility: Convened by Dr Philip Bullock (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Wadham College, Oxford) in collaboration with ICE (Dr Grace Brockington)
Annual Transnational Modernisms Research Cluster Event: University of Bristol, Faculty of Arts, Arts Complex, LR1 2-6pm.
Research in Progress Workshop presented by members of the Transnational Modernisms Group: Ulrike Maude (English); Rhian Atkin (Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies); Nicoletta Momigliano (Classics and Ancient History); and Justin Williams (Music)
Conference: Revisiting the Rite: The Rite of Spring Centenary Conference, Kellogg College, Oxford. Organised by Dr Claire O'Mahony (Oxford) and Dr Mike O'Mahony. for a poster and full programme (scroll down to p.2) click here.
Grace Brockington’s research examines the interface between art and internationalism, primarily at the long fin de siècle (ca. 1870–1920).
Barnaby Haran's research focuses on the cultural interrelations between the avant-gardes of the USA and the USSR in the interwar period.
Mike O’Mahony’s research interests have focused largely on two areas: the art and cinema of the Soviet Union c.1917-1945 and the representation of sport and the body in visual culture.
Dorothy Rowe’s research is divided along two specific areas of interest, German modernism and aspects of contemporary diasporic art in Britain.
Rhian Atkin's current research project explores the relationship between literature and visual cultures in Portuguese futurism, with a particular focus on the 1917 magazine,Portugal Futurista.
Kate Elswit is an academic and dancer whose research on performing bodies combines dance history, performance studies theory, German cultural studies, and experimental practice.
Terry Flaxton is currently an AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellow situated at Bristol University in partnership with South West Screen and the Watershed Media Centre.
Andrew Ginger’s research aims to reshape our understanding of the place of Hispanic culture in the modern world. His work is based on interdisciplinary sources from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.
Susan Harrow’s research and teaching interests lie in the later-nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially poetry and the novel with a particular focus on the interrelation of literary modernism and visual culture.
Ulrika Maude's research interests are in modernism and post-war writing. She has published essays and articles on modernist literature, perception and philosophies of embodiment.
Nicoletta Momigliano’s main research interests are in Aegean Prehistory; Minoan archaeology, especially the archaeology of Knossos; the history of Aegean Bronze Age studies; Ceramics; Bronze Age Anatolia and Anatolian/Aegean interactions.
Simon Potter’s research focuses upon the history of the mass media in the British empire. His early research examined the role played by newspapers and news agencies in linking up the component parts of the ‘British world’ (Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Siobhán Shilton specialises in postcolonial studies, with particular reference to the cultures of France, the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa and former ‘Indochina’.
Sarah Street’s main areas of research activity are British cinema history and the contemporary film industry. She has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant for a three-year project entitled, 'Colour in the 1920s: Cinema and its Intermedial Contexts'.
Read The Leverhulme Trust Newsletter (PDF 1,464Kb)April 2012
Robert Vilain specializes in German, Austrian, French and Comparative Literature in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with a special interest in lyric poetry.
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