[UPDATE] KATHERINE MANSFIELD SYMPOSIUM, MENTON, FRANCE, 25 SEPTEMBER 2009
'CELEBRATING KATHERINE MANSFIELD'
Menton, France, Friday 25 September 2009
A Symposium organised by the
Katherine Mansfield Society
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship
The year 2009 sees the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, offered annually to enable a New Zealand writer to work at the Villa Isola Bella in Menton, once the home of Katherine Mansfield. During a week of celebrations in Menton from 21-26 September 2009 to mark this anniversary, the Katherine Mansfield Society will be holding a Symposium on Friday 25 September.
The Symposium will be opened by H.E. Sarah Dennis,
New Zealand Ambassador to France
and Richard Cathie, Chair, Winn-Manson Menton Trust
Keynote speakers (both former Menton Fellows):
• Gerri Kimber, (Deputy-Chair, Katherine Mansfield Society), will present a talk on Katherine Mansfield's reputation in France.
• Amelia McBride, playwright, will perform her play 'Something Childish but Very Natural', including adaptations of Katherine's stories, on the subject of growing up and learning to love.
We now invite 200 word abstracts on ANY aspect of Katherine Mansfield studies for 15 minute papers to be presented at the Symposium. Papers on Mansfield in relation to French literature or related to the Menton Fellowship will be particularly welcome.
Please send your abstracts to the Symposium organisers: Professor Janet Wilson, Dr Delia da Sousa Correa and Dr Gerri Kimber:
Closing date for submissions: 14 June 2009
For further details and updates, please visit our website:
The Katherine Mansfield Society gratefully acknowledges the support of:
New Zealand Embassy Paris
The Winn-Manson Menton Trust
Mairie de Menton