Kipling in America 1892 to 1896

 Marlboro College, Vermont

Monday October 7th 2013

8.45 – 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

There is a report of the Symposium, including the papers, in KJ 355 for July 2014