Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture (Paperback)

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Explores Katherine Mansfield's engagement in the periodical culture of the early twentieth century

This book considers Mansfield's ambivalent position as a colonial woman writer by examining her contributions to the political weekly The New Age, the avant-garde little magazine Rhythm and the literary journal The Athenaeum. Contextualising Mansfield's work against the editorial strategies and professional cultures of each periodical, the book deepens and complicates older critical assumptions about the trajectory of Mansfield's development as a writer.

Key Features

  • Provides the first sustained scholarly examination of Mansfield's engagement with and relation to early twentieth-century periodical culture
  • Foregrounds the original material contexts in which Mansfield produced the majority of her work, emphasising a dialogic or 'conversational' model for modernism
  • Interrogates Mansfield's ambivalent self-positioning within English literary circles as a 'colonial-metropolitan modernist' and 'outsider'
  • Integrates ideas of the recent 'transnational turn' across literary studies into the field of periodical scholarship

About the Author

Chris Mourant is Lecturer in Early Twentieth-Century English Literature and Co-Director of the Centre for Modernist Cultures at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and he is an editor of the journal Modernist Cultures.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474439466
ISBN-10: 1474439462
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 312
Language: English