“Kipling in America
1892 to 1896”


The Programme


Monday October 7th
at Marlboro College




08.45 - 09.15 Registration


09.15 - 09.30 Welcome and Introductions Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, President of Marlboro College
Professor Janet Montefiore, Director of the Symposium
Introduced by John Radcliffe, of the Kipling Society

09.30 - 10.15 “What did the neighbours think ?” Professor Thomas Pinney, Pomona College

10.15 –10.45 Coffee


10.45 - 11.30 “A stranger of an unknown race”
The American chapters of Something of Myself

Professor Daniel Karlin, of Bristol University

11.30 - 12.15 “Kipling’s American ‘berangements’ for the young” Professor U. C. Knoepflmacher of Princeton University
Introduced by Professor Judith Plotz of George Washington University

12.15 - 12.45 The Marlboro Kipling collection Thomas Ragle, former President of Marlboro College
Sally Andrews, former Librarian, and Emily Alling, the current Librarian

12.45 - 14.15 Lunch in the Rice-Aron Library, with a viewing of the Marlboro Kipling Collection

14.15 – 15.00 “Engines that could”
“.007” and the American Machine”
Professor Judith Plotz, of George Washington University
Introduced by Dr Kaori Nagai, of the University of Kent

15.00 – 15.45 “Huckleberry Finn and Kim”
Professor Tricia Lootens, of the University of Georgia
Introduced by Professor Peter Havholm, of the College of Wooster, Ohio

15.45 – 16.15 Coffee


16.15 – 17.00 “Politics and metaphor in The Seven Seas Professor Jan Montefiore of the University of Kent
Introduced by Lt Col Roger Ayers, of the Kipling Society

17.00 – 18.00 “How to write a short story – a recently found MS
David Alan Richards, author of Rudyard Kipling, a Bibliography
Introduced by Thomas Ragle

1800 - 18.45 Closing discussion




Tuesday October 8th
at Scott Farm and Naulakha


10.00 – 11.00 “Vermont and Vermonters in Kipling’s day”
Charles Fish, of the Dummerston Historical Society
Introduced by John Carnahan of the Brattleboro Historical Society

11.00-11.30 Kipling and Trix
Readings by Mary Hamer from her novel
introduced by Professor Leonee Ormond of the Kipling Society

11.30 –14.30 Visits to Naulakha




[J.M./J.R.]