[Msa-discuss] Final Reminder: Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism, Sydney, UNSW, 29 January 2015

Gerri Kimber gerri at thekimbers.co.uk
Fri Oct 24 04:03:47 EDT 2014


The organisers are now also welcoming proposals for creative practice
presentations such as performances or readings that respond to Mansfield¹s
life or work. The deadline for these particular proposals is 14 November
2014. 



Call for Papers

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism

The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher
Conference,
held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

29 January 2015

University of New South Wales

Keynote Speaker: Emeritus Professor Angela Smith (Stirling)

When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as Œthe famous New Zealand
Mag.-story writer¹
in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging
remark gives a hint as to
what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent
scholarly extension of
modernism¹s borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well
as such diverse new
interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and
material cultures, Mansfield is
more important than ever.

These developments encourage new approaches to Katherine Mansfield, new ways
of reading her not
only as a short-story writer but as also an editor, a literary critic, a
translator, and a poet. Recent
criticism has also turned to considering Mansfield as a transnational
modernist, whose antipodean
origin influenced and affected her even after she emigrated to Europe, and
whose legacy continues to
inspire succeeding generations of writers and artists in New Zealand and
beyond.

This, the third annual Katherine Mansfield Society postgraduate and early
career researcher conference,
aims to explore the place of this complex literary figure in terms of both
modernist and antipodean
writing: the ways that she and her works have crossed national,
professional, and linguistic boundaries.
Proposals are invited, on these topics or any other topic related to
Mansfield, from postgraduate
students and early career researchers.


Please submit abstracts of 250 words with a brief biography of 50
words to mansfield.unsw at gmail.com by 31 October 2014.

We are now also welcoming proposals for creative practice presentations such
as performances or readings that respond to Mansfield¹s life or work. The
deadline for these proposals is 14 November 2014.




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