Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: A Centenary Volume of Essays edited by Gerri Kimber and Janet Wilson.

11 May 2011

New volume of essays on Katherine Mansfield: Palgrave Macmillan

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This volume offers new interpretations of Katherine Mansfield's work by bringing together recent auto/biographical and critical-theoretical approaches to her life and art. It aims to revive and update Mansfield's reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of the short story, bringing together and extending the flow of scholarship and criticism of her work over the last three decades. It includes essays by major scholars in several areas including musicology, postcolonial theory, epistolary and biographical studies, representing recent developments in Modernist studies and thus exploring her continued literary legacy to contemporary writers. It features reinterpretations of her fiction in relation to her life, historical and aesthetic studies of her literary Modernism, readings and interpretations of her work which focus on constructions of voice and self, new insights into her handling of genres such as fantasy, and the appearance of the uncanny in many stories. It will be of interest to students, general readers and scholars of Mansfield alike.

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
Select Bibliography
Index

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 following volumes: Framed! Essays in French Studies (2007) and Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism (2011).
 
JANET WILSON is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Northampton, Chair of EACLALS, Vice- Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society and Editor of Journal of Postcolonial Writing, She has published Fleur Adcock (2007), the edition, The Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davin's Southland Stories (2007), and co-edited Rerouting the Postcolonial: New Directions for the New Millennium (2010), and Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism (2011).

Description

This volume offers new interpretations of Katherine Mansfield's work by bringing together recent auto/biographical and critical-theoretical approaches to her life and art. It aims to revive and update Mansfield's reputation as one of the foremost practitioners of the short story, bringing together and extending the flow of scholarship and criticism of her work over the last three decades. It includes essays by major scholars in several areas including musicology, postcolonial theory, epistolary and biographical studies, representing recent developments in Modernist studies and thus exploring her continued literary legacy to contemporary writers. It features reinterpretations of her fiction in relation to her life, historical and aesthetic studies of her literary Modernism, readings and interpretations of her work which focus on constructions of voice and self, new insights into her handling of genres such as fantasy, and the appearance of the uncanny in many stories. It will be of interest to students, general readers and scholars of Mansfield alike.

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
Select Bibliography
Index

Authors

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 following volumes: Framed! Essays in French Studies (2007) and Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism (2011).

JANET WILSON is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Northampton, Chair of EACLALS, Vice- Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society and Editor of Journal of Postcolonial Writing, She has published Fleur Adcock (2007), the edition, The Gorse Blooms Pale: Dan Davin's Southland Stories (2007), and co-edited Rerouting the Postcolonial: New Directions for the New Millennium (2010), and Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism (2011).