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Patron: Professor Kirsty Gunn

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).
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  • 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. 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

Katherine Mansfield Play, New Zealand Premiere

29 May 2010

The Court Theatre, Christchurch, New Zealand, will be staging Amy Rosenthal’s play On the Rocks, for a month from 17 June–19 July 2010. This play, which concerns the relationship between Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, D H Lawrence and Frieda Lawrence, played to packed houses in London in 2008. Amy is the daughter of British actress Maureen Lipmann and the playwright Jack Rosenthal. For more details on the theatre/play please click here.

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Conference Announcement: Cambridge 2011

26 May 2010

Join us for the next Katherine Mansfield Society conference to be held at the University of Cambridge in March 2011. This two-day residential conference will focus on Mansfield and modernism, exploring the exchanges and dialogues between Mansfield and her contemporaries, and the interchange between her writing and other disciplines.

We invite papers from anyone with an interest in Katherine Mansfield and/or modernism. Professor Laura Marcus is confirmed as a keynote speaker, and will be discussing Mansfield and cinema. The author Ali Smith has kindly agreed to present a 'discursive short story'. 

Announcements on further keynotes and speakers will be coming soon!

Our very own KMS patron, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, will be giving our post-dinner talk, following dinner in Newnham College

Please see the Conference Page for more details. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 20 September 2010.

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Paul Reynolds

26 May 2010

It is with great sadness that we report the untimely death yesterday of Paul Reynolds in New Zealand. It was Paul who originally contacted the Society a year ago and gave us the initial inspiration and ideas for the KM Today Blog. He was supportive of all our endeavours and the Society has lost a friend.

For more information please see the posting on Graham Beattie’s blog

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