Postgraduate Day 2018

‘Katherine Mansfield & Writing New Worlds’

27 March 2018

Hosted by Queens' College, University of Cambridge

Keynote Speaker: Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University)

As Katherine Mansfield penned her short fiction during the early twentieth century, modern life had taken on a vibrant new tempo. Nineteenth-century forces had accelerated cultural and political interconnectedness on a planetary scale, and with it ushered in fresh modes of being. New forms of urban living, global pathways of commerce and migration, political turmoil, and emerging recognitions (and cognitions) of the self, shaped the new worlds captured in Mansfield’s writing.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Andrew Thacker (Nottingham Trent University), whose lecture is titled:

Mood, Affect, and the Modernist City:
Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys

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Please select the registration button that applies to you. We have kept costs to an absolute minimum to encourage maximum participation. The registration fee includes all teas/coffees and lunch during the day of the symposium.

The event is open to everyone, and whether you are a postgraduate or not, we hope you will want to come and spend the day with us in the wonderful surroundings of Queens’ College, Cambridge, and listen to some fascinating papers on Mansfield and her contemporaries!



Members - £17


Non-members - £32
to include one year’s reduced price free membership to the Katherine Mansfield Society, which includes a copy of our annual yearbook, published by Edinburgh University Press.




Most Cambridge colleges (except for Queens) offer cut-price accommodation during term vacations, so there is plenty of choice! Please click on this link for details. Of course, there are also any number of hotels, to suit all budgets!


We will be getting together in the evening before the conference for an informal dinner (pay as you go). If you’d like to be included, please email Gerri and Joe and indicate your interest: The restaurant chosen is called Thaikhun We will meet there at 7.30pm.

Download: Poster / CFP

For further info, please email the organisers Joe Williams, and Dr Gerri Kimber: