Programme

09.30-09.50 Registration

09.50-10.00 Welcome Remarks

10.00-11.15 Panel 1: Feminist Approaches to Kavan

Chair: Tory Young (Anglia Ruskin)

”Learning to know in the night way”: Night-Time Life and Language in
Anna Kavan’s Sleep Has His House
Hannah Van Hove (Glasgow)

Anna Kavan and the Mirror Alone
Natalie Ferris (Oxford)

Anna Kavan’s Geographies of Control
Jules Bentley (New Orleans)

11.15-11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-12.30 Panel 2: Postcolonial Kavan

Chair: Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary)

Anna Kavan and the New Zealand Connection
Janet Wilson (Northampton)

Anna Kavan’s Postcolonial Masculinities
Kate Houlden (Liverpool John Moores)

12.30-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30-14.00 Catherine Lenoble Performative Reading

14.00-15.15 Panel 3: Reading Kavan

Chair: Helen Carr (Goldsmiths)

Mental Illness, Pathos and Dogs in Anna Kavan’s Asylum Piece
Angelos Evangelou (Kent)

The Horse’s Tale: Hybridity, Heterotopia and Canonic Marginality
Nikki Sheppy (Calgary)

The Lost Girl in Ice
Helena Fagertun (Gothenburg)

15.15-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-16.30 Panel 4: Kavan Contextualised

Chair: Victoria Walker (London)

Anna Kavan and the Angry Young Women Discourse
Freya Buechter-Greiner (Giessen)

Anna’s Addiction
Christopher Hallam (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

16.30-17.45 Round Table Discussion and Concluding Remarks

Chair: Kate Houlden (Liverpool John Moores)

Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary); Helen Carr (Goldsmiths); Victoria Walker (London); Tory Young (Anglia Ruskin)

17.45-18.00 Break

18.00-19.30 Evening Event & Wine Reception

Maggie Gee in Conversation with Virginia Ironside – Anna Kavan: It’s Cold Outside

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