NZMSC 2019 Symposium Programme

BNZ, Victoria St, Hamilton (1965; demolished 1996)

The 2019 New Zealand Modernist Studies Consortium Symposium will be held at the University of Waikato on Saturday 18 May in the Law Building, room N.1.03/04. The full programme appears below.


10.00 – 10.35 – Pansy Duncan, ‘Towards a Natural History of Film Form: Cellulose, Plasticity, and the Vue à Transformations’ (oral presentation)

10.40 – 11.15 – Jacob Edmond, ‘Poetry in Stereo: Towards a World Literature of Tape’ (oral presentation)

11.20 – 12.10 – Murray Edmond, ‘“A Man I Am Proud to Call a Friend”: Ronald Barker and Auckland’s First Professional Theatre’ (paper circulated in advance)


12.15 – 1.45 – lunch (transport will be provided to a café off campus)


1.45 – 2.35 – Julia Gatley, ‘The Wings and Workings of a Butterfly’s Body: Cyril Knight on History, Traditionalism and Modernism’ (paper circulated in advance)

2.40 – 3.15 – Alice Te Punga Somerville, ‘An Erstwhile Savage and a Wannabe Modernist’ (oral presentation)

3.20 – 3.55 – Rebecca Jane Stanton, ‘Bulgakov, Faust, and the Politics of Magic’ (oral presentation)


Parking is free and readily available on campus at the weekends. The nearest car park is just behind the Law Building.


Do please confirm attendance by emailing Maebh at Maebh will circulate the papers for workshopping to all confirmed attendees. We look forward to seeing you there.


Maebh Long, NZMSC 2019 Symposium convener

Erin Carlston and Jacob Edmond, NZMSC co-organizers

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