9.00 – 10.00      Registration 

Welcome – Justine Shaw

10.00 – 11.00    Opening Keynote: Dr. Natalia Cecire (University of Sussex)

“Overthinking It in the Hundred Acre Wood”            

11.00 – 11.15      Coffee

11.15 – 12.45      Panel 1: The Defiant Child

Dr. Jana Funke (University of Exeter): Modernism’s Queer Child: Bryher, Boyhood, and the Adventure of Development

Dr. Ben Nicholls (King’s College London): Reproduction Line: Making Children in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Elly McCausland (York): ‘The Ill-Made Knight’: Childhood Trauma and Daydreams of Chivalry in Modernist Arthuriana for Children

Helen Tyson (Queen Mary University): ‘Little Mussolini’ and the ‘parasite poets’: Modernism, Psychoanalysis, and ‘the Child’

12.45 – 13.45      Lunch

13.45 – 15.00      Panel 2: The Child and the State

Dr. Beryl Pong (Cambridge University): Semicolonial Filiation: Katherine Mansfield and the Short Fictions of Childhood

Dr. Veronica Barnsley (Sheffield University): ‘As sweet as can be’: Modifications of the Child and Mother in Anti-colonial Women’s Writing

Hannah Proctor (Birkbeck University): Children of the Revolution: The Soviet Child and the Modernism of Reality

15.00 – 15.30      Coffee

15.30 – 16.45      Panel 3: The Inscrutable Child                                                     

Dr. Daniela Caselli (University of Manchester): Fluffy Bunny Modernism: The Child in Modernist Experimental Fiction (Woolf, Joyce and Beckett)

Katherine Kruger (University of Sussex): Games and Play in the Work of Elizabeth Bowen

Dr. Joe Kennedy (University of Sussex): ‘He spoke simply, and without innuendo, as one stating a fact’: Henry Green and John Wyndham’s Affectless Children

16.45 – 18.00       Closing Keynote: Prof. Douglas Mao (John Hopkins)

                              “Childhood’s Ends”         

18.00 – 19.00      Wine Reception

Please click the link for a printer friendly version of the Modernism’s Child Conference Schedule.


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