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June 2021

Ivan Juritz Prize-giving event 2021

June 23, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The shortlist for the 2021 Ivan Juritz Prize has been announced. After some difficult decisions, our fantastic judges, Arlene Sierra, Josephine Pryde, Will Eaves, and Richard Scott, have made their selections: Text Mischa Foster Poole, A Dictionary of Neurological Signs Nick Makoha, A Low-Pressure System Sound and Music Erchao Gu, A Virtual Tour of a Virtuous Place Sońa Vetchá, Cuts Visual Arts Rachel Bacon, The Other Orebody Edward Gwyn Jones, Genesis (What Can’t Light See?) You can read/listen to/view all of the brilliant shortlisted works here. The final winner in each category will…

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June 2018

Ivan Juritz Prize-giving and Modernist Summer Party

June 25, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Council Room, King’s Building, King’s College London
London, Strand WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Join us to celebrate this year’s shortlist and hear the judges announce this year’s winner. Extracts from all six shortlisted entries will be performed or showcased. To RSVP please visit https://2018modernistparty.eventbrite.co.uk

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June 2017

Ivan Juritz Prize-giving and Modernist Summer Party

June 20, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Council Room, King’s Building, King’s College London
London, Strand WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Join us to drink modernist cocktails, celebrate this year’s shortlist and hear the judges announce this year’s winner. Extracts from all five shortlisted entries will be performed or showcased. To RSVP please visit https://2017modernistparty.eventbrite.co.uk

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November 2016

Can we keep making it new

November 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Launch of the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize

Dexter Dalwood and Eimear McBride in conversation with Lara Feigel
Free discussion followed by a drinks reception
To book please visit https://2017prize.eventbrite.co.uk
100 tickets reserved for students eligible to enter the Ivan Juritz Prize

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February 2016

Inventing the Modern Play

February 16, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Prize discussion with Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Leo Butler. A number of contemporary writers of fiction see themselves as interacting with, or even extending, modernism. But what about contemporary playwriting? The work of modernist writers such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter still exerts a strong influence over theatre, but does that make contemporary theatre modernist? And how is theatre’s relationship to modernism shaped by the fact that it is always performance, and never just a text? For example, does a…

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November 2015

Inventing the Modern Novel

November 9, 2015, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Prize launch with Ali Smith and Vesna Goldsworthy. Acclaimed novelists Ali Smith and Vesna Goldsworthy will explore the influence of modernist literature on their own work and interrogate what it might mean to be influenced by modernism.  Is modernism more a period of early-twentieth century art or a set of styles?  If the modernist novel still exists today, is it necessarily formally avant-garde? Does it continue Virginia Woolf’s task of tracing ‘the atoms as they fall upon the mind in…

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November 2014

Inventing the Modern Novel

November 19, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom

Prize launch with Rachel Cusk and Will Self. Acclaimed novelists Rachel Cusk and Will Self explore the influence of modernist literature on their own work, launching the 2015 Competition for Creative Responses to Modernism Rachel Cusk is the author of eight novels: Saving Agnes, which won the Whitbread First Novel Award, The Temporary, The Country Life, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, The Lucky Ones, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award, In the Fold and Arlington Park, which…

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