NeoRomMods explores the presence and influence of Romanticism within modernist works.
As the field of modernist studies continues to expand its scope, new threads of historical influence can provide innovative perspectives on the project of modernity. The Neo-Romantic Modernisms Network invites thinkers across a variety of research-stages and academic and artistic disciplines to explore the ways in which Romanticist theories of mind and artistic practices manifest in modernist works.
With monthly meetings structured loosely around different themes, this research group hopes to identify the Romantic attitude of mind within the field of modernist studies, expanding the term ‘Neo-Romanticism’ to include cross-disciplinary, transnational modern cultural activity.
Information about our logo:
The aim of our network is to explore the influence of romanticism on modernist texts. Our logo reflects this impulse, with fragments of romantic works in a collage that incorporates elements of modernity. Our logo sees a fragment of the German Romantic artist Caspar David Friedrich's famous oil painting 'Wanderer above the Sea of Fog' looking out over a collage of Paul Nash's 'Totes Meer', Francis Picabia's 'ATRATA', a photo of Baroness Elsa von Freytag Loringhoven, Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica', a photomontage by Claude Cahun, a photo of Sigmund Freud and Julian Trevelyan's 'A Symposium'. Please email us if you'd like more information, or if you would like to see a certain fragment of the avant-garde or modernist artwork incorporated into the logo.
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