Explores the multiple ways in which Mansfield's fiction resonates with the landscapes opened up by psychology and psychoanalysis
In line with the recent surge of critical interest in early psychology, the contributors read Mansfield's work alongside figures like William James and Henri Bergson, opening up new perspectives on affect in her work. While these essays trace strands within the intellectual milieu in which Mansfield came of age, others explore the intricate interplay between Mansfield's fiction and Freudian theory, seeing her work as emblematic of the uncanny doubling of modernist literature and psychoanalysis.
- New readings of Mansfield's work alongside figures like William James, Th odule Ribot and Henri Bergson
- New perspectives on the representation of affect and emotion in Mansfield's fiction
- The essays open up novel ways of thinking about fiction of unrivalled psychological complexity
- Mansfield's work is shown to be emblematic of the uncanny doubling of modernist literature and psychoanalysis
About the Author
Gerri Kimber, Visiting Professor in the Department of English at the University of Northampton and is co-editor of the annual yearbook Katherine Mansfield Studies. She is the deviser and Series Editor of the four-volume Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield (2016) and the author of Katherine Mansfield: The View from France, and A Literary Modernist: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of the Short Story. A Professor of English at Huntington University, Todd Martin's primary areas of interest are twentieth century British and American literature. He is the President of the Katherine Mansfield Society. He has published articles on such varied authors as John Barth, E. E. Cummings, Clyde Edgerton, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, Sherwood Anderson, and Katherine Mansfield. He is a member of the Katherine Mansfield Society and currently serves as the Membership Secretary. He is the editor of the forthcoming Katherine Mansfield and the Bloomsbury Group. Clare Hanson Professor of Twentieth Century Literature at the University of Southampton. Her first book was on Katherine Mansfield, followed by a chapter on Mansfield in Short Stories and Short Fictions (1985) and an edition of Mansfield's critical writings (1987). Her current research is in literature and science, recent books including A Cultural History of Pregnancy (2004) and Eugenics, Literature and Culture in Post-war Britain (2012). This volume of Katherine Mansfield Studies brings together her interests in Mansfield and the history of science.