Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture 2018

Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture 2018
13 October 2018, 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Professor Steven Matthews, University of Reading. 

‘Nearer than anyone else’: Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, and the ‘modern’ short story

A word frequently and understandably used to describe, and to praise, Katherine Mansfield’s writing is ‘modern’. This lecture will discuss what is implied by ‘modern’ through reflection upon the various conversations between Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence, conversations which stretched from their first meeting in 1913 almost to the time of Mansfield’s death. Mansfield finalised the stories in her two major collections across this period; Lawrence the stories eventually collected in three volumes. The lecture will focus on the experiments with short story form and content which partly emerged from the close interchanges between these different, but mutually-admiring, writers in difficult times.

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  • £18 Standard / Non-members
  • £15 Concessions (KM Society members, students, unwaged, retired)

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