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Research Seminar 'Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts'

In an upcoming research seminar, three of our team members from the University of Salford, Emma Barnes, Sanja Nivesjö and Jade Munslow Ong, will be talking about their chapters for a forthcoming collection titled Olive Schreiner: Writing Networks and Global Contexts. The collection will be co-edited by Andrew van der Vlies and Jade Munslow Ong, and is associated with the AHRC-funded project, South African Modernism 1880-2020.

These papers will be given as part of the English Research Seminars at the University of Salford on 10th November from 3pm-5pm and will be held on Teams. If you would like to attend this event, please contact Caroline Magennis on The seminar will include three short papers on the following topics:

Jade Munslow Ong, ‘A Naturalist, A Symbolist and a South African Allegorist: Bloomsbury Modernisms at the fin de siècle Sanja Nivesjö, ‘The Reception of Olive Schreiner in the Swedish Press 1890-1920’ Emma Barnes, ‘Olive Schreiner and the New Women of New Zealand’ Bios: Emma Barnes is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century and World Literatures at the University of Salford, and Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project, South African Modernism 1880-2020. Emma's research interests include Settler-Colonial studies, Postcolonial studies and Indigenous Literatures. Sanja Nivesjö is a Swedish Research Council postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden and the University of Salford. In her current project she examines the portrayal of interracial love in South African and Zimbabwean literature, 1900-1950. Together with Heidi Barends she has edited a symposium on Olive Schreiner’s novel From Man to Man (1926) with the Journal of Commonwealth Literature.

Jade Munslow Ong is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Salford and author of Olive Schreiner and African Modernism: Allegory, Empire and Postcolonial Writing (Routledge, 2018). She is Principal Investigator on an AHRC-funded project, South African Modernism 1880-2020, and is also working on a co-authored book with Matthew Whittle entitled Global Literatures and the Environment: Twenty-First Century Perspectives (forthcoming with Routledge, 2022).

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