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8 March 2013:  NZUGA Buffet Supper with Dr Gerri Kimber

8 March 2013: NZUGA Buffet Supper with Dr Gerri Kimber

At the time of writing this flyer, the landmark publication of the Collected Fiction of Katherine Mansfield, edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O’Sullivan, is being launched in New Zealand by Edinburgh University Press.  This collection includes previously uncollected stories,…

‘Janet Frame:  In Her Own Words’

‘Janet Frame: In Her Own Words’

    Review of Janet Frame: In Her Own Words Edited by Denis Harold and Pamela Gordon Penguin Books NZ 2011 ISBN 978 0 143 56627 4     Admirers of Janet Frame’s work are being treated to a series…

22 Feb 2013:  ‘Mysteries, Marvels, and Margaret Mahy’

22 Feb 2013: ‘Mysteries, Marvels, and Margaret Mahy’

Margaret Mahy (1936-2012), who passed away in July, was New Zealand’s most lively and distinguished writers of literature for children and young adults. Her work was recognized in her lifetime by the Hans Christian Andersen medal, the Order of New…

15 Feb 2013: Film Screening ‘Te Hono ki Aotearoa’

15 Feb 2013: Film Screening ‘Te Hono ki Aotearoa’

Te Hono ki Aotearoa, directed by Jan Bieringa and with a soundtrack from Warren Maxwell, follows the journey of Te Hono ki Aotearoa as it makes its inaugural journey on the river Thames and becomes the waka for Europe. Special guests Anthony Hoete (WHAT_architecture) and Karl Burrows (Manaia)…

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough (audio)

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough (audio)

‘A charred and battered peninsula’: artistic reflections on the Dardanelles and other sites of memory Friday 18th January 2013 In an illustrated lecture Paul Gough reflects upon his sojourns in the 1990s in the memory-scapes of Gallipoli, exploring the charred…

Katherine Mansfield Society Fourth Essay Prize Competition Results

Katherine Mansfield Society Fourth Essay Prize Competition Results

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce the winner of its fourth international essay competition, on the theme of ‘Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial’. The judges, Professor Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature, University of Oxford), Dr Simone Oettli…

8 Feb 13: Waitangi Day Charity Ball

8 Feb 13: Waitangi Day Charity Ball

John Greagor, President of the New Zealand Society in the UK,sends  New Year’s greetings.  The Society is celebrating its 85thBirthday this year. There is a busy and exciting time coming up with the official Waitangi Day (New Zealand’s national day) events being hosted by…

18 Jan 13: Marvellous Margaret Mahy: A Tribute

18 Jan 13: Marvellous Margaret Mahy: A Tribute

Friday, 18 January 2013, 14:00-18:00 Room MAB104, Homerton College, 184 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PQ Speakers: Catherine Butler, University of the West of England: ‘The Librarian of Babel’ Adrienne Gavin, Canterbury Christchurch University: ‘Kiwi Ingenuity: Margaret Mahy, New Zealand Mythmaker.’…

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough

18 Jan 13: Paul Gough

‘A charred and battered peninsula’: artistic reflections on the Dardanelles and other sites of memory 6.00 to 8.00 p.m. Friday 18th January 2013 Birkbeck, University of London (Room Malet St 254) To book: please email info.nzsn@gmail.com In an illustrated lecture…

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

The Secular Visionaries: Aestheticism and New Zealand Short Fiction in the Twentieth Century Joel Gwynne Rodopi. Amsterdam and New York 2010.  ISBN 978-90-420-3184-5; Paola Della Valle .  These studies address two major fields of New Zealand writing: the short fiction and Maori writing which rose to prominence in the 1970s,…

Rev. Samuel Marsden, Satan, and respectability of character in New South Wales and New Zealand

Rev. Samuel Marsden, Satan, and respectability of character in New South Wales and New Zealand

A New Zealand Studies Network (UK and Ireland) seminar Friday 30th November 6 p.m. Room  255  Birkbeck University, Malet Street, London   The years 1817-23 were very troubling for Samuel Marsden both in New Zealand and New South Wales. In New South…

A Social Constructivist Approach to the Study of Personal Motor Transport, especially the Motor Cycle, in New Zealand, 1895-1915

A Social Constructivist Approach to the Study of Personal Motor Transport, especially the Motor Cycle, in New Zealand, 1895-1915

Reg Eyre, 2012 Abstract of Research This is the abstract dissertation or Reg Eyre who has just completed it at Birkbeck University, London. Purpose This research explores how the use of a social constructivist approach to technology using a sociotechnological…

Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas – Art in Oceania: A New History

Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas – Art in Oceania: A New History

Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas – Art in Oceania: A New History, Thames & Hudson, 2012, 536pp, £60. This is a magnificent book. The editors have brought together a team of expert contributors from New Zealand and the United Kingdom…

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012

The Annual Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture 2012 held at 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London, 14th October 2012 The third annual Katherine Mansfield birthday lecture, this year held on the very day of her birth on 14th October 1888,…

1 Nov 12: Fleur Adcock and Kevin Ireland

1 Nov 12: Fleur Adcock and Kevin Ireland

Thursday 1st November 2012 – 7.30pm Fleur Adcock and Kevin Ireland Albion Beatnik Bookstore 34 Walton Street Oxford Tickets: £4 For more information, see The Sounds Of Surprise Fleur Adcock is one of our most celebrated and best loved poets….

Ron Palenski – The Making of New Zealanders

Ron Palenski – The Making of New Zealanders

Ron Palenski, The Making of New Zealanders, Auckland University Press, 2012, 382pp. New Zealand historical writing has a strong tradition of lively, well-informed studies for the general reader and Palenski’s new book is a good example of this. The Making of New Zealanders…

Kea Newsletter: August 2012

Kea Newsletter: August 2012

  Kea New Zealand is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to reach and motivate expatriate Kiwis and ‘friends of New Zealand’ to increase their contribution to New Zealand – thereby turning them into a strategic national asset. Kea New…

27 Oct 12: The Mutton Birds

27 Oct 12: The Mutton Birds

See The Mutton Birds in London! The original line-up of The Mutton Birds, reunited after 10 years, has announced a show in London – and Kea is offering VIP tickets for this one-off concert! With this likely to be the…

17 Oct 12: The NZ economy – Tony Alexander

17 Oct 12: The NZ economy – Tony Alexander

BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander gave a fascinating and insightful talk to a sell-out Kea crowd last year, and we’re lucky enough to have him back again this year! Tony will be making himself available to give an update on…

14 Oct 12: The Legacy of Katherine Mansfield

14 Oct 12: The Legacy of Katherine Mansfield

The Katherine Mansfield Society Birthday Lecture 2012 Presented by Internationally acclaimed authors: Salley Vickers, Ali Smith Susan Sellers (Chair) Download Birthday Lecture 2012 Flyer   Date & Location 2pm, Sunday, 14 October 2012 Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H…

29 Sep 12: Making a Literary Tradition

29 Sep 12: Making a Literary Tradition

Making a Literary Tradition: E. G. Wakefield, Katherine Mansfield and Vital Narratives Saturday 29th September Birkbeck, University of London (MAL B29)   Programme Session 1: 10.00 to 12.00 Philip Temple: ‘Fact or Fiction: The Wakefield Literary Tradition’ Philip Temple will discuss…

22-23 Sep 2012: In The Footsteps Of Katherine Mansfield

22-23 Sep 2012: In The Footsteps Of Katherine Mansfield

Call for papers: International Symposium Hosted by the British Residents Association and the English Department of the University of Geneva, together with the Katherine Mansfield Society Crans-Mondana, Switzerland 22-23 September 2012 To be introduced by the New Zealand Ambassador Keynote…

20 Sept 12: Alison Wong Reading

20 Sept 12: Alison Wong Reading

Reading by Chinese New Zealand writer Alison Wong, London 30 September 2012 Alison Wong will be giving a reading (with Australian poet/fiction writer, Andy Kissane) in London at 7:30pm on Sunday, 30 September 2012 at: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano…

11 Sept 12: Creative innovation & ‘brand New Zealand’

11 Sept 12: Creative innovation & ‘brand New Zealand’

What is it that makes New Zealand unique in an increasingly competitive and dynamic world? Join us for an evening of performances and discussion around creative innovation and ‘brand New Zealand’. Kea advisor and October Gallery coordinator Jo Walsh, is…

7 Sept 12: An Evening With Three Poets

7 Sept 12: An Evening With Three Poets

The New Zealand Studies Network presents an evening with Fleur Adcock, Helen Rickerby and Anna Jackson from 6pm to 8pm on Friday September 7th 2012 at Birkbeck (Room Malet St 612) To book please email: info.nzsn@gmail.com   About the speakers…

Te Haerenga: A Journey of Identity

Te Haerenga: A Journey of Identity

Matariki Performance by Baggage Theatre Co-Op of ‘Te Haerenga: A Journey of Identity’ Abstract: Te Haerenga, a journey of identity, combines the ancient art of storytelling with the drama of theatre to interweave three individual stories into one shared journey…

Inaugural Conference Panels (audio)

Inaugural Conference Panels (audio)

Listen to the speeches made at our inaugural conference over the weekend of 6-7 July 2012.   Panel One: Settlement and Unsettlement Stephen Turner: ‘The Stray Culture of Settlement’ [audio:http://www.nzstudies.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Stephen-Turner.mp3] Download audio   Chris Prentice: ‘The Shaking of New Zealanders’…

A new Katherine Mansfield mystery stops the press

A new Katherine Mansfield mystery stops the press

This article was originally published by The Independent A young student has just struck literary gold, discovering four previously unknown stories written more than a century ago by Katherine Mansfield. Any new material by Mansfield, who had a dramatic impact…

Kevin Ireland & Jan Kemp

Kevin Ireland & Jan Kemp

Kevin Ireland, Dreamy days & nothing done (Steele Roberts, 2012) Jan Kemp, Voicetracks (Puriri Press, 2012) Kevin Ireland has been publishing poetry since the early 1960s, Jan Kemp since the early 1970s, and both these collections show the benefits of practicing the craft of poetry over…

Inaugural Conference (2012) Review

Inaugural Conference (2012) Review

NZSN Inaugural Conference: ‘New Zealand’s Cultures: Histories, Sources, Futures’ This lively and well-attended conference was organised around seven panels. Those on the first day addressed the nature and legacies of the European settlement of New Zealand and the implications for…

Conference 2012: Opening Address

Conference 2012: Opening Address

Andrew Sharp: Opening address to the New Zealand Studies Network inaugural conference, 6-7 July 2012. Tena koutou. Kia ora tatou. I am delighted to welcome you all to the inaugural conference of the NZSN, the full title of which is…

Report on Woman of Words

Report on Woman of Words

The event was co-hosted by the New Zealand Studies Network and the Katherine Mansfield Society and held on Saturday 25 June 2011 This event which took place during lunchtime at the October Gallery in Old Gloucester Rd., London, was a…

19 Jun 2012: Kids In The City

19 Jun 2012: Kids In The City

A lecture by Dr Penelope Carroll, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand Tuesday 19th June 2012 at 6 p.m. Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St (Room 612) Dr Carroll will talk on her team’s study of children in inner city Auckland,…

15 Jun 2012: NZUGA Buffet Supper 

15 Jun 2012: NZUGA Buffet Supper 

“From Medieval English to Postcolonial Studies” This talk will consider the recent shift in arts and humanities disciplines taught in New Zealand universities away from the study of early European culture and language towards national history, culture and politics.  My…

Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia, Inaugural Conference

Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia, Inaugural Conference

We are happy to announce the launch of the Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA). Please visit our web site for more information on events, initiatives and our inaugural conference: www.ganza.co.nz. Call for Papers Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary…

The Maori Collections of the British Museum

The Maori Collections of the British Museum

The British Museum has recently launched an illustrated catalogue of its Maori collections. The catalogue includes a “history of the study of Maori material culture in Britain and New Zealand and a history of the BM collection and how it was acquired”…