Category Archives: Publications

By fostering dialogue between scholars with different disciplinary expertise, Writing1900 aims both to support the publication of individual research and to generate its own research outputs in the form of traditional academic works (edited volumes, article, etc.) and other creative collaborations.

Life Writing, Cosmopolitanism, and the Materiality of Modernisms

Emily Eels contributed an article on Natalie Clifford Barney in the special issue of Comparative Critical Studies on “Life Writing and the Transnational”, edited by Sandra Mayer and Clément Dessy. She co-organised and chaired a session on March 24th, CREA Literature seminar at University of Paris Nanterre,  in which Stefano Evangelista presented his book with Prof Cornelius Crowley as respondent

In addition, she is on the scientific committee, together with Laura Scuriatti, of the conference on the Materiality of Modernisms  :

The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals

The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals, Birgit van Puymbroeck with Marysa Demoor and Cedric Van Dijck (Edinburgh University Press, 2022), is currently in production: Demoor, M., Van Dijck, C., & Van Puymbroeck, B. (Eds.) (In press). The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals. Edinburgh University Press.

The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals is the first reference book on First World War newspapers and magazines from the home front to the front lines.

While literary scholars and historians often draw on the press as a source of information, First World War periodicals have rarely been studied as cultural artefacts in their own right. However, as this volume shows, the press not only played a vital role in the conflict, but also underwent significant changes due to the war. This Companion brings together leading and emerging scholars from various fields to reassess the role and function of the periodical press during the so-called ‘Greater War’. It pays specific attention to the global aspects of the war, as well as to different types of periodicals that existed during the conflict, ranging from trench, hospital and camp journals to popular newspapers, children’s magazines and avant-garde journals in various national and cultural contexts.

Modernist Literature and European Identity by Birgit van Puymbroeck

Modernist Literature and European Identity (Routledge, 2020), link to website:

Modernist Literature and European Identity examines how European and non-European authors debated the idea of Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. It shifts the focus from European modernism to modernist Europe and shows how the notion of Europe was constructed in a variety of modernist texts. Authors such as Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Aimé Césaire, and Nancy Cunard each developed their own notion of Europe. They engaged in transnational networks and experimented with new forms of writing, supporting or challenging a European ideal. Building on insights gained from global modernism and network theory, this book suggests that rather than defining Europe through a set of core principles, we may also regard it as an open or weak construct, a crossroads where different authors and views converged and collided.

Happy in Berlin? English Writers in the City, the 1920s and Beyond

In their co-edited book “Happy in Berlin? English Writers in the City, the 1920s and Beyond” Stefano Evangelista and Gesa Stedman explore the different reasons for Britons travelling or living in Berlin in the early 20th century. Specially commissioned chapters from colleagues on film, psychoanalysis, sexology, politics, and the fate of Weimar Berlin in contemporary post-Brexit Britain complete the richly illustrated book which accompanied the exhibition of the same title. For more details of the project, visit the project website: link to the website

Special Issue “Journal of European Studies” on World War I and Its Aftermath

[alternativer Bildtext]The special issue of the Journal of European Studies, based on the DFG-funded conference Writing Europe 1918 – Writing Europe 2018 which took place in Berlin in 2018, has recently been published. In their wide-ranging papers, members of the network and guests explore the rebuilding of literary/artistic networks after World War I. The detailed table of contents can be found here: link to journal website:

Writing Europe 1918 – 2018: Conference at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

The Centre for British Studies and The Oxford Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) have co-organised an international conference on the aftermath of World War I and how writers and artists responded to the challenge of re-imagining Europe and re-building networks.

The conference will begin with a public reading on 26 September 2018, 6.15pm, with authors from Russia, Germany, France, and England reading from classic early-20th-century texts as well as from their own work.

For more details please see the poster.

The updated conference programme can be found here:

Emprunts et empreintes de la langue étrangère dans la littérature victorienne et édouardienne

Emprunts et empreintes de la langue étrangère dans la littérature victorienne et édouardienne is a special issue of Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens edited by Emily Eells. It focuses on foreign words in Victorian and Edwardian literatures and contains essays by Emily Eells, Stefano Evangelista and Ana Parejo Vadillo among others.