Essay Series

The Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series is an official online series, recognised by the British Library and with its own ISSN number: ISSN 2397-9046

If you have an essay on Katherine Mansfield which you would like us to consider publishing in our Online Series please contact the Online Series Editor, Illya Nokhrin, at kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org 

All essays submitted will be double peer-reviewed prior to acceptance.


Supatra Gill has recently completed a BA (Hons) in English and Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She plans to commence a full-time PhD candidature in Creative Writing in 2016. Her essay looks at a selection of stories by KM and Virginia Woolf from a linguistic perspective.

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: A Distant Reading of Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf by Supatra Gill

Anthony Stepniak is a postgraduate student at the University of Northampton. Having graduated with a BA in English Literature from Northampton, he is currently undertaking the concluding unit of his MA in Contemporary Literature.

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: Cast Aside – An Extra in the Pictures by Anthony Stepniak

Jennifer Walker has published several  articles on Elizabeth von Arnim, Katherine Mansfield and H G Wells. She has recently published a biography of ‘Elizabeth’: Elizabeth of the German Garden - A Literary Journey, (Sussex: Book Guild Publishing, 2013). We are delighted to publish Jennifer’s groundbreaking article on the history of the Beauchamp family, which will be of great interest to Mansfield scholars worldwide.

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: After Hornsey Lane - Beauchamp Forebears by Jennifer Walker

Moira Taylor is a New Zealand-born writer and editor who has worked as a newspaper journalist, radio book reviewer and, from 1997 to 2010, as Senior Textbook Development Editor for the academic publisher, Routledge. She is currently Web Editor for the New Zealand Studies Network in London (www.nzstudies.com). We are pleased to publish the following essay by Moira.

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: Katherine Mansfield after 50 years by Moira Taylor

Isobel Maddison is a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, where she is the College Lecturer and the Director of Studies in English. She works primarily on female modernism and on the connections between modernism and popular fiction. She has published on the work of Dorothy Richardson and Katherine Mansfield and is the author of Elizabeth von Arnim: Beyond the German Garden (Ashgate, 2013). We are pleased to publish two essays by Dr Maddison.

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: Constructing the Maternal by Isobel Maddison

Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Series: A Second Flowering by Isobel Maddison