Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group

Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group

by Todd Martin (Editor)


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The New Zealand-born writer Katherine Mansfield associated intimately with many members of the Bloomsbury group, but her literary aesthetics placed her at a distance from the artistic works of the group. With chapters written by leading international scholars, Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group explores this conflicted relationship. Bringing together biographical and critical studies, the book examines Mansfield's relationships – personal and literary – with such major Modernist figures as Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, Aldous Huxley and Walter de la Mare as well as the ways in which her work engaged with and reacted against Bloomsbury. In this way the book reveals the true extent of Mansfield's wider influence on 20th-century modernist writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781350094611
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Todd Martin is Professor of English at Huntington University, USA. He is Membership Secretary for the Katherine Mansfield Society and co-editor of Katherine Mansfield and World War One (2014), Katherine Mansfield and Translation (2015), and Katherine Mansfield and Psychology (2016).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Todd Martin (Huntington University, USA)
Part 1: Katherine Mansfield and Bloomsbury Friendships
2. 'I Wonder if You Know What Your Visits Were to Me': Mansfield, Woolf, and Modernist Hospitality,Christine Darrohn (University of Maine, Farmington, USA)
3. A Critical Duet: Mansfield and Woolf Reviewing Their Contemporaries, Sydney Janet Kaplan (University of Washington, USA)
4. Katherine Mansfield and Aldous Huxley: A Blighted Friendship, Gerri Kimber (University of Northampton, UK)
5. Katherine Mansfield and T.S. Eliot: A Literary Frisson, Janet Wilson (University of Northampton, UK)
6. 'Memorials of the Dead': Walter de la Mare, Katherine Mansfield and the Literary Afterlife, Jenny McDonnell (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland)
7. Mansfield and Dunning: An 'Important and Shadowy' Friendship, Erika Baldt (Burlington County College, USA)
Part 2: Katherine Mansfield and Literary Bloomsbury
8. Katherine Mansfield: A Fauvist, Colonial Outsider Encounters Bloomsbury, Mary Ann Gillies (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
9. 'Wanted, a New Word' (World): Katherine Mansfield and the Athenaeum, Chris Mourant (King's College London, UK)
10. Space of Debate, Debating Space: A Look at Irreverent Bloomsbury Through the Lens of Mansfield's Stories, Ruchi Mundeja (Delhi University, India)
11. Performances of Knowledge in Mansfield's Bloomsbury Satires, Alex Moffett (Providence College, USA)
12. Hungry Artists, W.L. George, and Why the 'Blooms Berries' Cannot Nourish, Ann Marshall (Independent Scholar)
13. An Invitation to the Table: Katherine Mansfield's 'A Cup of Tea', Richard Cappuccio (Independent Scholar)

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