[Msa-discuss] REGISTRATION STILL OPEN. Katherine Mansfield: New Directions. Birkbeck, London, 28-29 June 2018.

KMS Account kms at katherinemansfieldsociety.org
Tue May 29 10:15:23 EDT 2018


*Katherine Mansfield: New Directions*

*Birkbeck, University of London*
*28-29 June 2018*

*An international conference organised by the*
*Katherine Mansfield Society*
*Hosted by Birkbeck, University of London*
*Supported by the New Zealand High Commission*
*the New Zealand Society (UK)*
*the University of Northampton*
*and Edinburgh University Press*

*KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:*
*Acclaimed authors*
*ALI SMITH  and ELLEKE BOEHMER*


The conference will be opened by *His Excellency, Sir Jerry Mateparae,
 High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom.*

In addition to our wonderful keynote speakers, *Ali Smith *and* Elleke
Boehmer,* 45 confirmed speakers from around the world include:

*Sydney Janet Kaplan*, University of Washington, USA
*Enda Duffy*, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
*Kathleen Jones*, biographer, UK
*William Kupinse,* University of Puget Sound, USA
*Carey Snyder*, Ohio University, USA
*Anna Jackson*, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
*Claire Drewery*, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

This international conference celebrates 10 years since the formation of
the Katherine Mansfield Society. Since that time there has been a
significant resurgence of scholarly interest in Mansfield, driven by the
Society’s journal Katherine Mansfield Studies, now published annually as a
prestigious yearbook by Edinburgh University Press. The themes covered to
date have been wide-ranging: KM and Continental Europe; KM and Modernism;
KM and the Arts; KM and the Fantastic; KM and the Postcolonial; KM and
World War 1; KM and Translation; KM and Psychology; KM and Russia. The
tenth volume (on the theme of KM and Virginia Woolf) will be published in
2018.

In addition to the yearbook, the Society has organised numerous
international conferences, in New Zealand, France, the UK, Slovakia,
Switzerland, and Australia, all of which have fed into this resurgence of
interest in Mansfield. There have also been three major new biographies in
the last ten years: Kathleen Jones’s *Katherine Mansfield: The
Storyteller* (2010),
Gerri Kimber’s *Katherine Mansfield: The Early Years* (2016), and Redmer
Yska’s *A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfield’s Wellington
1888-1903* (2017).

The time has surely now come, therefore, to reassess Mansfield’s life and
reputation ten years on, in the light of so much new research, and to
consider new directions for future Mansfield studies.

*Registration is now open:*
http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/london-2018/

Organisers:
Dr Aimee Gasston, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Dr Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK
Professor Janet Wilson, University of Northampton, UK

All queries, please contact: kms at katherinemansfieldsociety.org
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