This is an archived copy of the KMS website from April 2021. To view the current website, click here.
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The co-editors of Katherine Mansfield Studies are pleased to announce that the 2020 Essay Prize for a scholarly essay on the theme of Katherine Mansfield and Childhood has been awarded to Dr Tracy Miao. Click to read more.
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce the winner of this year's prize for a scholarly essay on the theme of the centenary of the publication of Katherine Mansfield's Bliss and Other Stories. This has been awarded to Richard Cappuccio for his essay, ‘The Well-Tempered Story: Experiments with Sound in "The Man Without a Temperament”’. Read more.
Tinakori, the Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society, is now seekng contributions for its next issue. The CFP can be downloaded from this page.
We are delighted to be able to share issue 2 of Heron, our online journal for creative writing. Editor Lesley Sharpe has been working on this magnificent issue for the past year, and it is truly a delight to see so much creativity generated from the life and work of KM. We hope you will enjoy reading it! Huge thanks go to Lesley for this incredible effort.
Whilst researching for their new edition of Katherine Mansfield's letters for Edinburgh University Press, Professor Claire Davison (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3) and Gerri Kimber (KMS Chair) have discovered a new Katherine Mansfield poem! You can read about it at this link.
We are delighted to let you know that next year’s conference will be held in Krakow, Poland, from 5-7 July, at the world famous Jagiellonian University, founded in 1364, the second oldest university in Europe. Click here to see the Event page and keep checking for more information.
The first issue of Heron: Creative Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society is now available to download!
‘Nearer than anyone else’: Katherine Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, and the ‘modern’ short story on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Senate House, University of London Click for more information
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED BY ONE WEEK ONLY, TO WEDNESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2018. Click for more information.
Click here for details of next year's London KM event, including call for abstracts.
Registration is now live for the Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth von Armin conference to be held in California this July. For more information, and to register, see the event page: http://katherinemansfieldsociety.org/huntington-usa-2017/
We are delighted to announce details of this year's Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture, which will take place at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, on Saturday 14 October, at 2pm. More information can be found on the event page - http://katherinemansfieldsociety.org/birthday-lecture-2017/.
Submissions are now open for the next volume of the KMS Yearbook, Katherine Mansfield Studies. To see more, and for information on how to submit, please see the Yearbook page.
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2017, open to all, on the subject of: KM and Virginia Woolf. For more information, see the Essay Prize page.
‘Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries’: 10 April 2017 - Click here for details
Bernard Bosque has organised two unmissable events for French KMS members, both on Thursday 13 October.
The International Elizabeth von Arnim Society and the Katherine Mansfield Society are delighted to announce their first joint conference, which will take place on 19 & 20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA:
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Claire Davison (Speaker) and Joseph Spooner (Cello)
KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND RUSSIA
The Katherine Mansfield Society and the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society are delighted to announce their first joint conference. For details of next year's conference to be held at Huntington, USA, click here.
The Katherine Mansfield Society's Online Essay Series and Online Creative Works Series are each now recognized as an official online series, with their own ISSN numbers.
This year’s Katherine Mansfield Society Annual Birthday Lecture will be in the form of a dialogue between words and music, as cellist Joseph Spooner and Professor Claire Davison explore the musical setting and musical imagination of Katherine Mansfield during the years of her literary apprenticeship. Click here to find out more!
Over in the shop, we are selling copies of Jennifer Walker's biography of KM's cousin Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth of the German Garden – A Literary Journey
The Katherine Mansfield Society is delighted to announce details of its next international conference, ‘Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story’, to be held in the town of Bandol on the French Riviera, 10-12 June 2016. The keynote speakers will be Professor Enda Duffy, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and Professor Ailsa Cox, Edge Hill University, UK.
PRESS RELEASE Katherine Mansfield Society Essay Prize Competition Winner 2015
The deadline for registration, accommodation and conference dinner bookings is now 31 August; forms are available on the Lucy Cavendish College website (Events).
Traces of Katherine Mansfield, Sierre, Switzerland, 11-16 August 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".