Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture

‘Dictators and Degenerates: Modernism, Fascism and the Pursuit of Culture’ is an interdisciplinary International Conference organised by the School of Languages, Cultures, and Linguistics.

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The event took place at the Humanities Institute Friday 15th – Saturday 16th September.  The conference opened with an inaugural event at the Hugh Lane Gallery on Thursday 14th September titled ‘Points of Departure: International Perspectives on Irish Modernism’.

Points of Departure: International Perspectives on Irish Modernism brings together scholars from UCD, the University of Leicester and the University of Leuven to offer a variety of international perspectives on selected works of Irish Modernism from the Hugh Lane collection. The event used individual works of Irish modernism from the Hugh Lane collection as a springboard to a discussion of Modernism in an international context, and opened with a brief talk on Irish Modernism by Dr Roisin Kennedy (School of Art History and Cultural Policy).

Keynote speaker of the conference was Prof. Sascha Bru, (University of Leuven):