Events & News


Benjamin Robbins (project leader) is the 2022-23 recipient of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellowship to conduct research on “Revisiting Interwar Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna in the Fictions of Christopher Isherwood, Stephen Spender, and John Lehmann” at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California



Robbins, Benjamin. 'Norman Douglas and the Exile Literary Tradition.' Simposio Norman Douglas 2022, Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio, Capri, Italy. Invited lecture.

Robbins, Benjamin. ‘The Legacy of Henry James’s Transnational Novel The Ambassadors in Queer American Literature.’ Gender and American Studies: Intersectional Perspectives lecture series, University of Salzburg. Invited lecture.

Robbins, Benjamin. ‘Writing the Midwest in Exile: Robert McAlmon’s Village: As It Happened through a Fifteen Year Period (1924) and Queer Detachment.’ Flyover Fictions International Conference, University of Innsbruck.


Robbins, Benjamin. Presentation of Project Results for ‘Graph Visualizations for Networks of Anglophone LGBTQ Exile Writers.’ Digital Humanities Research Centre (FZDH), University of Innsbruck. Online meeting. Invited presentation.


Robbins, Benjamin. ‘Mountain Drug Economies and the Limits of Orientalist Fantasy in Paul Bowles’s Let it Come Down (1952).’ Mediating Mountains: 46th Austrian Association for American Studies Conference, University of Innsbruck.

Robbins, Benjamin. ‘Queer Exile and the Interrogation of Colonial Relations in Brion Gysin’s The Process (1969).’ Moving Geographies: European Beat Studies Network 8th Annual Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Robbins, Benjamin. ‘“A cannibalistic public’: The Negotiation of Scandal through Modernist Form in Norman Douglas’s South Wind (1917).’ Troublesome Modernisms: British Association for Modernist Studies International Conference, London.

Robbins, Benjamin. ‘Queer Exiles in the Networked Modernist Fiction of Djuna Barnes and Robert McAlmon.’ Queer Modernism(s) III, University of Oxford.


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