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Call for Submissions for Volume 2

Submissions for Volume 2 of Katherine Mansfield Studies are sought on the following:
• Critical articles on the theme of this issue:

 'Katherine Mansfield and Modernism'

In addition, general submissions are sought on the following:

• Creative pieces – poetry and prose on Katherine Mansfield
• Book reviews of recently published books on Katherine Mansfield or related books of interest to Mansfield scholars and enthusiasts

Mansfield was both a colonial and a metropolitan writer and the editors welcome submissions that explore both the European and non-European contexts for her formative role in literary Modernism. Mansfield's important relationship with Virginia Woolf has already received critical attention, and articles that investigate this connection further will be received with interest. This issue will also encourage an emphasis on Mansfield's as yet under-explored relationship with D. H. Lawrence. We will publish the winning entry in the Katherine Mansfield Society's inaugural essay prize for a critical essay on Katherine Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence. For further information please go to:

Through her critical writings as well as her brilliant innovations in fiction, [Katherine Mansfield] influenced, reflected and conveyed modernist aesthetic principles. Mansfield belongs with Virginia Woolf at the very core of British modernism. In terms of her influence on the development of modernist fiction, Mansfield's transformative effect has been as decisive as that of any modernist writer of prose. As Ian Gordon once remarked: 'She had the same kind of directive influence on the art of the short story as Joyce had on the novel. After Joyce and Katherine Mansfield neither the novel nor the short story can ever be quite the same again'. In 1934, T. S. Eliot selected Mansfield's 'Bliss' as an illustration of the dominant experimental tendency of contemporary fiction. Her innovations in the short-fiction genre (especially the 'plotless story', the incorporation of the 'stream of consciousness' into the content of fiction, and the emphasis on the psychological 'moment') preceded Virginia Woolf's use of them, and they have been absorbed and assimilated – often unconsciously – by writers and readers of the short story.
Extracted from: Sydney Janet Kaplan, Katherine Mansfield and the Origins of Modernist Fiction (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1991), pp. 1-3.

The following is a list of topics which may provide inspiration, though the list is by no means exhaustive:
• Mansfield and the Short  Story
• Mansfield and International Modernism
• Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
• Mansfield and James Joyce
• Mansfield and T. S. Eliot
• Mansfield and D. H. Lawrence
• Mansfield and  Modernist Feminism
• Mansfield and Modernist Aesthetics
• Mansfield as Modernist Muse
• Mansfield and Postmodernism

Submissions of between 5000–7000 words (inclusive of endnotes), should be emailed in Word format to the Editor, Dr Delia da Sousa Correa:
AND the Liaison Editor, Dr Gerri Kimber:

Please also send:
• a 50 word bio-sketch.
• a brief abstract (200 words) summarising your article.
5 or 6 keywords.


Pieces of creative writing on the theme of Katherine Mansfield – poetry, short stories, etc, should be sent to the editors above, accompanied by a 50 word bio-sketch.


Book reviews of 500-600 words for single books and 900-1200 words for two or more books should be sent to the Reviews Editors,
Dr Kathryn Simpson: AND Dr Melinda Harvey: accompanied by a 50 word bio-sketch.


A detailed style guide is available from the Katherine Mansfield Society website: