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Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - University of Cambridge, UK - 25-26th March 2011
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Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge
Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries
A two-day Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society
25-26th March 2011
I was only thinking last night people have hardly begun to write yet. Put poetry out of it for a moment & leave out Shakespeare – now I mean prose. Take the very best of it. Aren’t they still cutting up sections rather than tackling the whole of a mind? (Katherine Mansfield, 1921)
This conference explores new research concerning notions of modernism(s), with a particular focus on Katherine Mansfield. Mansfield was hugely influential on, and influenced by, writers including John Middleton Murry, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, A. R. Orage, T. S. Eliot and Aldous Huxley. Woolf’s statement that Mansfield created ‘the only writing I have ever been jealous of’, highlights her significance within modernism and emphasises that her complex, experimental, satirical and humorous writing deserves further attention.
Proposals for papers are invited on topics that address Mansfield’s relation to other writers and artists, as well as the broader lines of influence and exchange within modernist networks and between different disciplines. We particularly welcome papers specifically concerning Mansfield, but are happy to consider submissions from researchers working in related fields of modernist study. Submissions from postgraduate students are encouraged.
Papers are invited on topics that address, but are not limited to:
Professor Laura Marcus is confirmed as a keynote speaker, and
Announcements on further keynotes and speakers will be coming soon!
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