Research Centres

The Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia draws together a range of disciplinary strengths in the broad area of cultural Modernism—literary, visual, philosophical, architectural, theatrical, and musical. We understand Modernism to be the defiant gesture of negation and liberation that overturns established ways of doing and being, and sets human thought and perception on new roads of discovery and freedom. Taking a “long Modernism” view of cultural history we foster innovative research and collaborations. Our aim is to build a notional, regional, and international profile for Modernism studies here at UNSW, and to provide a beachhead for global Modernism studies on Australian shores.