Join the Katherine Mansfield Society

Patron: Dame Jacqueline Wilson

Annual membership starts from date of joining and includes the following benefits:

  • Free copy of Katherine Mansfield Studies, the Society’s prestigious annual yearbook published by Edinburgh University Press, including free on-line access to vols 1-4 (worth £25).
  • Three on-line newsletters per year, packed with information, news, reviews and much more.
  • Regular email bulletins with the latest news on anything related to KM and/or the Society (over 100 sent in 2012)
  • Reduced price fees for all KMS conferences.
  • 20% discount on all books published by Edinburgh University Press
  • Special member offers.
  • In addition, your membership fee goes to support the work of the KMS, a charitable organisation, which aims to promote worldwide awareness of Katherine Mansfield and her work. We have many projects in the pipeline, including collaboration on a Mansfield sculpture in her home town of Wellington, the setting up of international scholarships, and the continuing enhancement of our website, making it the world’s most comprehensive on-line information hub on anything and everything to do with Katherine Mansfield. If you enjoy browsing through our website, the result of hundreds of hours of work by volunteers, please show your support by becoming a member.

Latest News

CFP: Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism, University of New South Wales, January 2015

7 August 2014

Call For Papers

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism

The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

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Translatio​n as Collaborat​ion - new book on KM, VW, and SSK by Claire Davison

30 July 2014

Translation as Collaboration 
Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S.S. Koteliansky 

Claire Davison 
Examines the translations from Russian by S. S. Koteliansky, Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield, 1916–1923 

This study focuses on the considerable but neglected body of works translated by S. S. Koteliansky in collaboration with Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. It provides close-readings and broad cross-cultural contextualisations to assess the influence that translating from Russian had on the individual writers, as well as its resonance within the dynamics of modernist writing. Claire Davison shows that, read as an oeuvre, their various co-translations shed light on how their own creative vision was evolving, particularly through explorations of voice, consciousness, gender and polyidentity. And their co-translating ventures enriched their responses to the great classics but also invited innovative dialogues with other genres: critical essays, biography and early-twentieth-century writing from Russia. 

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Chicago Conference 2015: KM and the 'Blooms Berries'

29 May 2014

An international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society, to be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, USA

28-30 May 2015
Keynote Address:
Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan
University of Washington

Click here to find out more, or download a PDF with all the details.

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KM Paris Conference 19 - 22 June 2014: Provisional Programme and Registration Deadline

28 May 2014

This is just to remind those of you who are yet to register for the  Katherine Mansfield conference in Paris or who are still deciding whether to attend, that registration closes on 6 June.

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Announcing details of Limerick Postgraduate Day and Conference 2014

2 March 2014

Katherine Mansfield in the Short Story Tradition

International Conference organised by The University of Limerick in conjunction with the Katherine Mansfield Society.

21-22 November 2014 
Guest Speakers: Gerri Kimber, Claire Davison-Pégon and Heather Ingman. 

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Katherine Mansfield in France: Paris Conference registration now open

28 February 2014

International conference organised by the Université Paris III
—Sorbonne Nouvelle
in conjunction with the Katherine Mansfield Society
 
19–21 June 2014


Guest speakers 
 C. K. Stead, Sydney Janet Kaplan and Gerri Kimber

Registration for the above conference is now open. Click here to find out more and to make a booking.

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Fifth Annual Essay Competition - Winner Announced

27 November 2013

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce the winner of its fifth international essay competition, on the theme of ‘Katherine Mansfield and World War One’. The judges, Professor Sydney Janet Kaplan (Professor of English, University of Washington, Seattle), Dr Santanu Das (Reader in English Literature, King’s College London) and Professor Margaret Higonnet (Professor of English, University of Connecticut), agreed on the winner unanimously, from a wide field of excellent entries.

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Introducing the Katherine Mansfield Society Work-in-Progress Blog Revelations

25 November 2013

Revelations: Works-in-Progress in Mansfield Studies represents a revolution in academic conversation and the dissemination of works in progress by postgraduate students, early career researchers, and even more established academics. It takes the academic conference as its model, but it employs the open accessibility and availability of the blog format to introduce the global reach and continuation of these conversations, thereby increasing the impact of Mansfield studies beyond the university.

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Music & Friendship: Arnold Trowell and Katherine Mansfield

4 October 2013

Music by Dvořák, Popper Goltermann, Trowell & Boëllmann

Martin Griffiths: cello Eleanor Carter: piano & Fiona Oliver: recitation

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Japan Women's University in Tokyo, KM event, 9 November 2013

1 July 2013

In order to commemorate the year 2013 as the 125th anniversary of Katherine Mansfield's birth and the 90th anniversary of her death, Japan Women's University in Tokyo is organising a special Katherine Mansfield event on 9 November 2013 where the keynote speaker will be Dr Gerri Kimber.

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Katherine Mansfield and France

20 June 2013

Katherine Mansfield
and France 

International conference organised by the Université Paris III
—Sorbonne Nouvelle
in conjunction with the Katherine Mansfield Society
 
19–21 June 2014

 

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"La fiction de Katherine Mansfield: nouvelle édition, nouvelles approches" / 'Katherine Mansfield's

17 April 2013

To mark the 90th anniversary of Katherine Mansfield’s death and the publication of her Collected Fiction edited by Gerri Kimber and Vincent O'Sullivan (Edinburgh University Press), we invite scholars to offer papers on all aspects of Katherine Mansfield’s fiction for a one-day conference to be held at Paris-Ouest University on Friday 21 June 2013. Gerri Kimber will introduce and discuss the new edition of the stories.

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Two plays based on KM Stories by Kevin Boon

27 March 2013

Plays based on either KM's life or stories continue to fascinate. We are fortunate to have been given two more for our website resources, by KMS committee member Kevin Boon.

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Announcement: New Postgraduate KM Research Blog

23 February 2013

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce the launch of its new blog, Revelations:Postgraduate Research in Mansfield Studies.

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Newly discovered KM story in Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington

17 February 2013

A previously unknown story by Katherine Mansfield has been discovered in papers recently made available by the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES OXFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL: ‘Katherine Mansfield 90 Years On’

16 February 2013

Kathleen Jones and Gerri Kimber in conversation: ‘Katherine Mansfield 90 Years On’

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Birthday Lecture 2013

31 January 2013

The Katherine Mansfield Society is delighted to announce details of its annual Birthday Lecture for 2013:

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Author talk - KM and Virginia Woolf: Writing, Music and Modernity - 3 February, Southbank Centre

28 January 2013

On Sunday 3rd February authors Kirsty Gunn and Gabriel Josipovici, join Delia da Sousa Correa from The Open University in the first of a series of OU events taking place at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the The Rest is Noise Festival.

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In memoriam Katherine Mansfield

9 January 2013

who died from a hemorrhage at eleven o'clock on the night of 9 January 1923, 90 years ago today.  This year, 2013, also celebrates the 125th anniversary of her birth.


(Image by Jan Riemenschneider-Kemp)

More images from Fontainebleau are available in the resource section of our website:
http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/fontainebleau-avon/

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KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY FOURTH ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION WINNER

6 January 2013

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce the winner of its fourth international essay competition, on the theme of ‘Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial’.  The judges, Professor Elleke Boehmer (Professor of World Literature, University of Oxford), Dr Simone Oettli (Chargée d'enseignement, University of Geneva) and Professor Janet Wilson (Vice Chair, KMS, Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies, University of Northampton), agreed on the winner unanimously from a wide field of excellent entries.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: KATHERINE MANSFIELD: MASKED AND UNMASKED

6 January 2013

Find further details here

Katherine Mansfield: Masked and Unmasked
February 8-11, 2013
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

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KMS Birthday Lecture 2012 Photos

17 October 2012

The lecture was presented to a packed audience by internationally acclaimed authors Sally Vickers, Ali Smith and Susan Sellers and the title of the lecture was ‘The Legacy of Katherine Mansfield’. It was a perfect afternoon from start to finish, held in Gordon Square in the heart of Bloomsbury, in the former library of John Maynard Keynes. Three huge paintings by Vanessa Bell still hang on the walls. The sun shone through the trees in the garden square outside as the audience were captivated by the three speakers! There was even the spontaneous popping of champagne corks as the talks reached their conclusion and we all agreed that KM’s sense of humour is still going strong! Click here for Photos. Copies of the lecture booklet are available from our shop.

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KMS Journal Volume 4 available now

11 October 2012

Katherine Mansfield Studies Journal volume 4, published in October 2012, is on the theme of 'Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic', available now at the online shop.

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Cathy Downes’s The Case of Katherine Mansfield

9 September 2012

New Zealand has given us the Haka, an odd prehistoric earth-bound bird, and thankfully, Katherine Mansfield.

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Crans-Montana 2012 Symposium registration now open

30 July 2012

Registration and payment option are now open for the Crans-Montana 2012 International Symposium. Please visit the Symposium page for details.

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'In the Footsteps of Katherine Mansfield' Symposium

10 July 2012

CRANS-MONTANA, SWITZERLAND, 22-23 SEPTEMBER 2012

The organisers are delighted to announce that registration for this exciting symposium will open soon, and the programme will be put together shortly. We are offering latecomers the chance to submit abstracts up to July 15th. Please forward any late abstracts to  Simone Oettli  simone.oettli@unige.ch as soon as possible. Thank you.

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KMS official partner of sculpture documentary

31 May 2012

The KMS is now an officially recognised partner and sponsor of the sculpture documentary to be produced by Pearl Button Productions in NZ. The documentary charting the creation of Virginia King’s sculpture of KM will be premiered at the Wellington KM conference in February next year.

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Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe

2 May 2012

Ružomberok, Slovakia, 27 - 29 June 2012

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KM Birthday Lecture 2012 Tickets now available

26 April 2012

Tickets for the 2012 Katherine Mansfield Birthday Lecture are available for purchase. More details can be found at the KM Birthday Lecture event page.

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Fourth Essay Competition: KM and the (Post)colonial

12 April 2012

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its fourth essay competition, open to all, on the subject of:

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