Birthday Lecture 2020

This year’s Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture will be delivered by

Professor Kirsty Gunn (University of Dundee), Patron of the Society. 

 

THIS EVENT HAS SADLY BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND KIRSTY GUNN'S LECTURE IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR NEXT OCTOBER INSTEAD. 

 

Syntax and Time : Katherine Mansfield Gives Lessons in The Present Tense


In this talk, incorporating short readings from her own and Mansfield's work, Kirsty Gunn will explore Mansfield's innovative use of time in her prose writing that, in turn, causes a new kind of reading, transforming the way we now think about the use of tense and situatedness in contemporary fiction.