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Patron: Professor Kirsty Gunn

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  • Special member offers.
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Latest News

A huge Macrocarpa with links to KM due to be felled in Karori Wellington

13 April 2015

A huge Macrocarpa on the school grounds above the Katherine Mansfield Courts/Memorial is the last remaining of a strand of conifers that would have been a significant feature of the school when Katherine Mansfield attended. This tree is due to be felled to make way for a cheap transportable classroom which would a tragic loss of such a historically significant tree where generations of our children, including Katherine Mansfield, have, and will continue to, "hold court".

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DEADLINE EXTENDED - Elizabeth von Arnim Conference, Sept 13th 2015

23 February 2015

Further to our recent news item regarding the above conference, available here, please note that the deadline for abstracts for this conference on KM’s cousin has been extended to 2 March 2015.

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Elizabeth von Arnim Conference, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Sept 13th 2015

21 January 2015

We're delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Elizabeth von Arnim conference that will be held at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, on Sept 13th 2015. Von Arnim's work has recently attracted greater scholarly attention and, as the literary cousin of Katherine Mansfield, the conference is sure to be of interest to KM members. 

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Registration now open for Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 29 January 2015

10 December 2014

Registration is now open for Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism, the 2015 Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher conference, to be held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia on 29 January 2015.

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Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries' - Chicago - 28-30 May 2015

4 December 2014

Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries'

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

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Fully-funded doctoral studies at University of Brighton, UK

23 November 2014

University of Brighton

Doctoral Funding Opportunities in Literature

There are currently funding opportunities for students wishing to pursue PhD studies at the University of Brighton. These are the Doctoral Training Partnership studentships (TECHNE), which require students to work with partner organisations during the writing of their thesis, and the University of Brighton studentships, which focus students on the thesis alone. Both schemes offer fully-funded doctoral studies (stipend and fee waiver). The deadline for applications to the TECHNE scheme is 23 January 2015 and successful applicants will commence study in October 2015.

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Mansfield stories - new Portuguese translation

23 November 2014

KMS member Rogério Bettoni from Brazil is currently working on a major new translation of KM’s stories into Portuguese. He hopes to write a report on this for the April newsletter next year. In the meantime he has set up a blog to accompany this undertaking, which hopefully will be fascinating for those members who speak Portuguese!

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New essay on history of the Beauchamp family now available

12 September 2014

We are delighted to publish Jennifer Walker’s groundbreaking article on the history of the Beauchamp family, which will be of great interest to Mansfield scholars worldwide.

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KMS Annual Birthday Lecture - Sunday 12 October

7 September 2014

We'd like to remind you all that tickets for this year's annual Birthday Lecture are now available. To purchase tickets, please go to our Eventbrite page.

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KMS Newsletter issue 18 - available now to subscribers

7 September 2014

The latest issue of the KMS newsletter is available now to KMS members, produced by Dr Jenny McDonnell, the KMS Newsletter editor.

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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. 

Click here to find out more about the event.

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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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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:

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