Conference Programme

Wednesday, July 19, 2017:

Huntington Library Ahmanson Room

8:30am Registration

9:00am Introductions and welcome by the organisers

9:30am Panel 1: Connections Chair: TBA

  • Cheryl Hindrichs, Boise State University
    “‘The Fly’ in the Spikenard: Mansfield, Woolf, and Lawrence”
  • Chloe Oram, University of Chichester
    “Morrell, Mansfield & Arnim: The Relationship of Three Women to the Bohemian Literary Landscape of the Twentieth Century.”
  • Isobel Maddison, University of Cambridge
    “‘Marriage a la Mode’: von Arnim, Mansfield and Woolf”

11:00am Break

11:30am Panel 2: Displacement Chair: Isobel Maddison

  • Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton
    “‘Six-shilling Novels’: Katherine Mansfield and the Short Story Cycle”
  • Ruchi Mundeja, University of Delhi
    “Rooms Not Quite Their Own: Two Colonial Itinerants, Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys, and Narratives of ‘Roomlessnesss’”
  • Richard Cappuccio, Independent Scholar
    “‘It’s No Fun Travelling Alone in Germany if You’re a Woman’: Katherine Mansfield’s and Elizabeth von Arnim’s Artists in German Pensions”

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Keynote Address

  • Bonnie Kime Scott, Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University and Professor Emerita of English at the University of Delaware
    “Tracing Garden Networks: Katherine Mansfield, Elizabeth von Arnim, et. al.”

3:00pm Break

3:30pm Panel 3: Masculinities Chair: TBA

  • Carol M. Chappell, Independent Scholar
    “Implications of Narcissism in the Works of Elizabeth von Arnim”
  • Elizabeth Floyd, University of California Santa Barbara
    “The Devil and the Angel: English Masculinity Abroad in Elizabeth Von Arnim’s The Enchanted April and E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India

7.00pm Conference dinner at El Portal restaurant in Pasadena

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Huntington Library Ahmanson Room

9:30am Panel 4: Influences  Chair: TBA

  • Katie Jones, University of Nottingham
    “‘Did you ever read the life of Oscar Wilde?’: Katherine Mansfield and the ‘Wilde’ Influence”
  • Charlotte Fiehn, University of Cambridge
    “‘Passionate, magnificent prose’ : Tracing the Brontës in the Friendship and Writings of Elizabeth Von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield”
  • Rachel Galvin, University of Western Australia
    The Pastors Wife: Entrapment, domestic violence and strange uses of the Gothic”

11:00am Break

11:30am Panel 5: War & Politics Chair: TBA

  • Noreen O’Connor, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    “‘I Like Jews’: Warner Brother’s Studio and the critique of anti-Semitism in Mr. Skeffington”
  • Ann Marshall, Independent Scholar
    “Clover Fields: An Interlude in the Travels of Elizabeth von Arnim, March-April, 1917”
  • Juliane Römhild, La Trobe University
    “‘Mein Liebes Kleines’ – The letters of Elizabeth von Arnim to Beatrix von Hirschberg”

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Panel 6: Perspectives Chair: TBA

  • Todd Martin, Huntington University
    “From Sentimental to Tragic: The Evolving World of Katherine Mansfield’s Children”
  • Faye Harland, University of Dundee
    “Reading the Screen: Cinematic Influences on Mansfield’s Fiction”
  • Tracy Miao, Xi’an International Studies University
    “‘Silent Reflex of the Soul’ and Literary Cloaks: ‘Dressing’ Katherine Mansfield and her Characters”

3:00pm Break

4:00pm Keynote Address Chair: Gerri Kimber

  • Christine Froula, Professor of  English and Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, Northwestern University
    “Imaginary Gardens with Real Writers in Them: Elizabeth von Arnim, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf”

6 thoughts on “Conference Programme

  1. This sounds as if it will be such an exciting conference! I am very excited about the programme and meeting Elizabeth friends again.

  2. I trust Juliane Römhild will be discussing the correspondence between Elizabeth von Arnim and Beatrix von Hirschberg and not Hirschfeld?

    1. Dear Ms. Sayn-Wittgenstein

      Thank you so much for letting me know about the misspelt name. I will edit the web site now and will let Juliane know as well since she is putting together our print programme, which has not yet gone to print.

      Warm regards,

      Noreen O’Connor

  3. Very much looking forward to attending! I have noticed a misspelling of Beatrix v. Hirschberg’s name – is it too late to change this? ( Hirschberg)

    1. Dear Ms. Hardham,

      Thank you so much for letting me know about the misspelt name. I will edit the web site now and will let Juliane know as well since she is putting together our print programme, which has not yet gone to print.

      Warm regards,

      Noreen O’Connor

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