Wednesday, August 08, 2007
This announcement via IBookcollector bulletin # 74
Guest speakers include Kipling's biographer, New Zealander Harry Ricketts
Kipling Conference 2007
September 7-8, 2007 University of Kent
Keynote Speakers: Christopher Hitchens / Benita Parry
It is now 100 years since Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1907, 'in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author'.
The University of Kent, sponsored by the Kipling Society, is hosting an international conference on Kipling's work in which we aim to bring together diverse approaches from different disciplines. We invite you to join us in this commemoration and re-evaluation of Kipling's work, and on this apposite occasion to help us expand the net-work of Kipling scholarship.
We have a star-spangled cast of speakers including, as well as the keynote speakers Christopher Hitchens and Benita Parry, Professor Shirley Chew from Leeds, Prof Danny Karlin from Sheffield, Charles Allen of 'Plain Tales from the Raj' fame, and Kipling's biographer Harry Ricketts from New Zealand.For booking form and more information, please visit: http://www.graphicmail.co.uk/sendlink.asp?HitID=1186505714000&StID=5367&SID=6&EmID=4492523&Link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kent.ac.uk%2Fenglish%2Fkipling.html.
Please return the booking form by August 10 for a discount registration fee.
Kipling photo from Wikipedia website.