Alys Moody

Alys Moody

is a Lecturer in English at Macquarie University in Sydney, where she teaches and writes about modernism and contemporary literature. She tweets very sporadically from


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About Alys Moody

Alys Moody is a Lecturer in English at Macquarie University in Sydney, where she teaches and writes about modernism and contemporary literature. She is currently finishing a book, entitled Aesthetic Autonomy in Crisis: The Art of Hunger and the Afterlives of Modernism, on the use of hunger as a metaphor for the crisis of aesthetic autonomy in the twentieth century. With Stephen J. Ross, she is co-editing of an anthology of source texts for global modernism.


Articles about Alys Moody

Articles by Alys Moody

Spiral Staircase Collected poems by Hirato Renkichi

The Imagination of a New Era:
new translations of Japanese modernism

'Sawako Nakayasu’s 2015 translation of The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa and Sho Sugita’s 2017 translation of Spiral Staircase: Collected Poems of Hirato Renkichi each introduce an English-speaking audience to a key figure in Japanese modernism. Hirato Renkichi, born in 1893 in Osaka, has been hailed as Japan’s first futurist poet; Chika Sagawa, born in 1911 in a village on the northern island of Hokkaido, its first female modernist.'

Jack Cox Dodge Rose Cover

Untimely Modernism: Dodge Rose
by Jack Cox

How could it make sense to call a novel published in 2016 by a young Australian writer modernist?

Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright Cover

The Fleshy Side of the Mind: Small Acts of Disappearance by Fiona Wright

‘Far from imagining hunger as an art of discarnation, Wright seeks to give it body, simultaneously remarking on the physicality, the sensuality of the experience, and objectifying it as something outside of herself, material enough to protect her from the world.’ Alys Moody on Fiona Wright’s Small Acts of Disappearance.