Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate Day - 23 November 2013

7 October 2013


Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate Day

‘Katherine Mansfield and her Circle’

23 November 2013 at Birkbeck, University of London

Keynote speaker: Dr Andrew Harrison

Details of how to register will be posted shortly. All are welcome to attend this inaugural event and to hear the latest research on KM and her contemporaries!  

Hosted by the Katherine Mansfield Society, in association with Birkbeck University of London, this exciting one-day event, the first of its kind, will bring together emerging modernist scholars to present and discuss new research relating to both Mansfield and her contemporaries. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker for the day will be Dr Andrew Harrison, Director of the D. H. Lawrence Research Centre, University of Nottingham.

Organised by Aimee Gasston (Birkbeck, University of London) and Chris Mourant (King’s College London).

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Session 1: 10.30-12.00

Elizabeth Syrkin (Muenster), ‘Foreign Soil: Exilic Consciousness in Katherine Mansfield’s Early Writing’

Rachel Anna Hynes (Limerick), ‘Hot Stuff from Paris: Cosmetics, Fashion and Performance in Modernist Writing’

Alexandra Bartol (University College London), ‘Taking Form: Mansfield’s work in The Athenaeum’


LUNCH: 12-1.00


Session 2: 1-2.30

Jessica Whyte (Sussex), ‘Through a Glass Darkly: Mirror Images in the Domestic Interiors of Katherine Mansfield and Walter Sickert’

Alan Saeed (Brunel), ‘Stream of Consciousness and Katherine Mansfield, 1918-23’

Andrew Dean (Oxford), ‘Caught in the Act: Mansfield, Writing, and the Self’


Session 3: 2.30-4.00

Wendy Gillett (Edge Hill), ‘“A flower that is fresh unfolded”: Katherine Mansfield’s use of floral motifs’

Annalise Grise (Nottingham), ‘“Pushing a green spear through the dead leaves”: Characterisation and Maternity in Katherine Mansfield’s “Prelude” (1918) and D. H. Lawrence’s “Odour of Chrysanthemums” (1914)’

Natasha White (Goldsmiths), ‘The Modern Appeal of Lawrence’


COFFEE: 4-4.30


Keynote: 4.30-5.30

Andrew Harrison (Nottingham), ‘Ambivalence, Language and the Uncanny in Katherine Mansfield’s In a German Pension’


Closing Roundtable Discussion

Andrew Harrison (Nottingham)

Gerri Kimber (Northampton)

Janet Wilson (Northampton)