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 2016)
  • 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

The Katherine Mansfield Society Inaugural Birthday Lecture

12 June 2010

We are delighted to announce that our Patron, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, will be attending this prestigious KMS event in central London at New Zealand House, generously supported by the New Zealand High Commission. The Penthouse is on the top floor of New Zealand House and commands the best 360 degree views across London after the London Eye! A not-to-be-missed event.

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Results of the 2010 Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Prize Competition

4 June 2010

The Katherine Mansfield Society is delighted to announce the results of its first annual international essay prize competition, which attracted a broad range of high quality entries on the subject of ‘Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence’. The judges – C. K. Stead and Andrew Harrison, chaired by Susan Reid – faced a difficult challenge since, as Reid explains, ‘It was impossible to select just one winner from this outstanding selection, so we have awarded a joint first prize, to two very different but equally engaging essays’.

The two winning entries are by Linda Lappin – on ‘A Parallel Quest’ for an authentic self, which led both writers through similar stages of exploration of ancient religions and philosophies – and by Kirsty Martin, on how Lawrence and Mansfield approached the difficulties of writing about happiness. The winners will each receive a prize of £150 and their essays will be published in the journal of Katherine Mansfield Studies (Volume 2), 2010, published by Edinburgh University Press. The judges have also commended as a close runner up, an entry by Elise Brault, which examines marginality in the poetry of Mansfield and Lawrence.

Gerri Kimber, Chair of the Katherine Mansfield Society, said that ‘the response to this essay competition is enormously encouraging for the growing field of Mansfield studies, demonstrating the quality of scholarship and opening up new lines of inquiry’. She also praised the efforts of Susan Reid, who has worked tirelessly on this project over the last year.

Details of the 2011 Katherine Mansfield Society essay prize competition will be announced shortly.

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