Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: A Centenary Volume of Essays

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

EditorJanet Wilson, Gerri Kimber

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A revisionist study of Mansfield as a profoundly colonial yet daringly experimental writer, at the forefront of modernism. The essays in this volume draw on the complete journals, letters and stories, to reveal Mansfield as a modernist who transcended her artistic influences through a supreme understanding of voice, being and subjectivity.

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A revisionist study of Mansfield as a profoundly colonial yet daringly experimental writer, at the forefront of modernism. The essays in this volume draw on the complete journals, letters and stories, to reveal Mansfield as a modernist who transcended her artistic influences through a supreme understanding of voice, being and subjectiv...

GERRI KIMBER is Associate Lecturer at The Open University, UK. She is Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society and co-editor of Katherine Mansfield Studies. She is the author of Katherine Mansfield: The View from France (2008), and A Literary Modernist: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story (2008). She is co-editor of the...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.88 × 5.74 × 0.88 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023027773X

ISBN - 13:9780230277731

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; G.Kimber & J.Wilson
PART I: BIOGRAPHICAL READINGS AND FICTION
Signing Off: Katherine Mansfield's Last Year; V.O'Sullivan
Katie and Chummie: Death in the Family; J.L.Mitchell
'A Furious Bliss': Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry 1916-1918; S.J.Kaplan 
PART II: MANSFIELD AND MODERNITY
Mansfield as Colonial Modernist: Difference Within; E.Boehmer
Leaping into the Eyes - Mansfield as a Cinematic Writer; S.Sandley
Katherine Mansfield and Music: Nineteenth-Century Echoes; D.da Sousa Correa 
'Is This Play?' Katherine Mansfield's Playframes; J.K.Stotz 
PART III: PSYCHOANALYTICAL READINGS
Katherine Mansfield's Uncanniness; C.Hanson 
A Trickle of Voice: Katherine Mansfield and the Modernist Moment of Being; J.Paccaud-Huguet
'Ah, what is it? - that I heard'. The Sense of Wonder in Katherine Mansfield's Stories and Poems; A.Mounic
Cold Brains and Birthday Cake: The Art of 'Je ne parle pas français'; A.Smith
PART IV: AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND FICTION
'Where is Katherine?': Longing and (Un)belonging in Katherine Mansfield's Art and Life; J.Wilson 
Mansfield and Dickens: 'I am not reading Dickens idly'; A.Smith
'Not always swift and breathless': Katherine Mansfield and the Familiar Letter; A.Jackson 
Meetings with 'The Great Ghost'; C.K.Stead 
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Index