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Book Review: Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture, by Chris Mourant (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

Ailsa Cox
p. 351-354
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Chris Mourant, Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019).

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Katherine Mansfield scholarship has grown exponentially in the twenty-first century. The conference held in London in 2008, marking the centenary of her arrival in Europe, was swiftly followed by the foundation of the Katherine Mansfield Society, along with the journal Katherine Mansfield Studies. A succession of further conferences, lectures and related activities continues round the world, including those taking place in New Zealand. The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works, overseen by Gerri Kimber, has provided definitive versions of Mansfield’s prodigious output, including her poetry, journals and critical writing as well as the fiction. Even though her best-known stories—“The Daughters of the Late Colonel,” “The Doll’s House”—have become some of the most widely anthologised short stories in the English language, scholarly attention on the scale of that afforded modernist novelists such as Virginia Woolf, has been slower to arrive. Evaluations of Mansfield’s achievements of...

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Ailsa Cox, « Book Review: Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture, by Chris Mourant (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019) »Journal of the Short Story in English, 73 | 2019, 351-354.

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Ailsa Cox, « Book Review: Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture, by Chris Mourant (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2019) »Journal of the Short Story in English [En ligne], 73 | Autumn 2019, mis en ligne le 01 décembre 2021, consulté le 15 juin 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/jsse/2933

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Ailsa Cox

Ailsa Cox is Professor of Short Fiction at Edge Hill University, UK. She is the author of Alice Munro (Tavistock: Northcote House, 2004); Writing Short Stories (Oxon: Routledge, 2005, 2nd edition 2016); Teaching the Short Story (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); and, with Christine Lorre-Johnston, The Mind’s Eye: Alice Munro’s Dance of the Happy Shades (Paris: Fahrenheit, 2015). Her own short fiction has been widely published and collected as The Real Louise and Other Stories (Wirral: Headland, 2009). She has also published book chapters focusing mostly on Alice Munro’s later stories, including “‘First and Last’: The Figure of the Infant in ‘Dear Life’ and ‘My Mother’s Dream’,” in Alice Munro: Critical Essays, eds. Gerald Lynch and Janice Fiamengo (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2015) and “‘Rage and Admiration’: Grotesque Humour in Dear Life,” in Alice Munro: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Runaway, Dear Life, ed. Robert Thacker (London: Bloomsbury, 2016). She has also published essays on other authors including Katherine Mansfield, Helen Simpson and Malcolm Lowry. She is the editor of the journal Short Fiction in Theory and Practice (Intellect Press), and the Deputy Chair of the European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR).

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