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Katherine Mansfield Symposium 2010 : Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underground' and the 'Blooms Berries'


When Jun 4, 2010 - Jun 5, 2010
Where RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2010
Categories    literature   modernism   women's studies

Call For Papers


A symposium hosted by: Writing and Literary Studies, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne, in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

4-5 June 2010

Convenors: Dr Sarah Ailwood (University of Canberra) and Dr Melinda Harvey (RMIT University, Melbourne)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

* Emeritus Professor Vincent O’Sullivan (Victoria University, Wellington): Editor (with Margaret Scott) of The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield: Volumes 1-5 (1984–2008).

* Professor Sue Thomas (La Trobe University, Melbourne): Author of The Worlding of Jean Rhys (1999) and (with Ann Blake and Leela Gandhi) England through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction (2001)

Symposium Sponsor: Consulate-General of New Zealand, Victoria

Symposium Overview:

This symposium provides an opportunity for scholars in Australia, New Zealand and all over the world with a forum to present papers on all aspects of Katherine Mansfield’s life, work and times. Papers on texts, artists, places and ideas that shed light on Mansfield’s milieu, methods, reception or reputation in literary canons and literary histories (Modernism, New Zealand literature, feminist literature, postcolonial literature, and so on) but do not refer to her directly are also very welcome.

Abstracts of 300 words and a brief bio of 30 words should be submitted to Dr Sarah Ailwood ( and Dr Melinda Harvey ( by Monday 15 March 2010.

For further information about this symposium please see our webpage at:

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