Much Ado About Mansfield and Mods
July has continued to be a busy month for researchers at the School of the Arts.
On Friday 12th July, Dr Lorna Jowett did a pre-screening talk for Joss Whedon’s contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy about love and deception, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Jowett’s entertaining and informative talk has ensured that the School of the Arts is at the forefront of supporting Northampton’s new art-house cinema, The Errol Flynn.
Further afield, Dr Gerri Kimber has been at the University of Austin, Texas researching the early life of Modernist writer Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923). This is for a new book that Gerri has been commissioned to write on the subject by Edinburgh University Press.
The archive at the Harry Ransom Library at the University of Texas holds some rare material on Mansfield not used by previous biographers. This material includes interviews conducted with family and friends of Mansfield in the 1920s by a young American researcher.
Finally, back in Northampton, Dr Nathan Wiseman-Trowse has just announced the opening of an exhibition which he has worked on with the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Mod’ (13 July-29 September) examines an exciting twentieth century British music sub-culture through a display of its fanzines, clothes, scooters and music.
It also features interviews with Northampton Mods which have been filmed by University of Northampton BA Popular Music/Journalism student, Jimmy Bowman.
Posted on July 30, 2013, in Events, School of the Arts and tagged Edinburgh University Press, Errol Flynn, Joss Whedon, Katherine Mansfield, Mansfield, Much Ado About Nothing, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, William Shakespeare. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.