• Conference - All that Glitters Is Not Gold

  • Script Reading – ‘At the Wake’ by Victor Rodger with Lisa Harrow, Wednesday 30 September, 18:30 to 21:00 at October Gallery

  • Erewhon Press is in the process of being founded by Dr Damien Love, Otago. It is to be 'an independent scholarly press to specialise in New Zealand-related research and education'. See Noticeboard for more detail.

  • The Journal of New Zealand Literature is calling for entries from graduate students and emerging scholars for an essay in the area of NZ literary studies. For full information click on the NOTICEBOARD of the NZSN website.

  • Volunteers needed!

    There are now over 200 subscribers to the New Zealand Studies Network and we wish to widen the scope of our appeal as well as continue what we are doing. We would therefore gladly welcome volunteers prepared to strengthen the Executive Committee by joining it, and also people prepared to promote new areas of academic and general interest by recruiting speakers for us. If you are interested, please contact Andrew Sharp our chair at: chair.nzsn@gmail.com

  • University of Auckland lecturer and award-winning fiction writer Paula Morris has been short-listed for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s richest prize for a single short story. For more info, click here

  • Professor Janet Wilson (Patron of NZSN) chats to fellow finalist Clint Heine as they examine the pounamu taonga, or greenstone pendant, each received as finalists in the UK New Zealander of the Year Award - Click for more information

  • NEWS FLASH: Dr Gerri Kimber, Katherine Mansfield scholar, has been awarded a prestigious grant of $10,000 by the National Library of New Zealand to research a new biography of Mansfield’s early life in 2015. The Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of Mansfield archival material.

  • Click above to see co-editor Professor Janet Wilson’s blog on the REVIEW section of the website

  • NZ literature collection in the Essex University Library. See report on this valuable resource in the Review section of the website here

  • Tainui Stephens Lecture: ‘A Whakapapa of Maori Film’, hosted by the NZ Studies Network, 22 July 2014, Gordon Square Cinema, Birkbeck University, London WC1H 0PD. Now on the TALKS section of the website

  • Grateful thanks to Archives NZ for permission to use George Edmund Butler, ‘Menin Road and Chateau Wood with Ypres in the distance’ (Ref. AAA 898, NCWA) - A report of the New Zealand in the First World War conference (3-4 July 2014) is now in the REVIEW section of the website. Podcasts of talks from the conference are in the TALKS section of the website.

  • See Launch of Festschrift to honour poet Fleur Adcock’s 80th Birthday

  • Thurs., 3 April, 2014 - Eleanor Catton talks with Robert Macfarlane, chair of Judges for Booker Prize 2013 - see Noticeboard for details

  • Janet Frame Colloquium, Birkbeck 2 November 2013 - for article, abstracts and papers see TALKS

  • Congratulations to Eleanor Catton for winning the Booker. Read Rod Edmond's review of The Luminaries.

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