Thursday, May 27, 2010

Melbourne Symposium: 'Katherine Mansfield, the Underworld and the Blooms Berries', 4-5 June 2010

 It is not too late to register for what promises to be an unforgettable two days.

Keynote Speakers:

Emeritus Professor Vincent O’Sullivan
Victoria University, Wellington

Professor Sue Thomas
La Trobe University, Melbourne

Special Events:
Exhibition of reproduced portraits of Katherine Mansfield with a curator’s talk by Dr Penelope Jackson.

Performance of Gary Abrahams’ Something Childish But Very Natural at La Mama Theatre, Carlton.

Spoken-word performance by Susannah Fullerton.

In addition, delegates will be able to listen to papers on a wide variety of themes:  the lost child, voyaging, D. H. Lawrence, time, Elizabeth Bowen, strangers and familiars, China, portraits, animals, Eleanor Dark, gardens, autobiography, Virginia Woolf, cousins, art, friendship, the highbrow and the middlebrow, Evelyn Waugh, men, sympathy, Marjorie Barnard, servants, intimacy, narration.

Registration is easy – just go to the KMS website:

For further information or for any queries, do not hesitate to contact the symposium organisers:

Dr Sarah Ailwood (University of Canberra)

Dr Melinda Harvey (RMIT University)

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