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Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Sarah Ailwood and Melinda Harvey


Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence seeks to understand influence, a powerful yet mysterious and undertheorised impetus for artistic production, by exploring Katherine Mansfield’s wide net of literary associations. Mansfield’s case proves that influence is careless of chronologies, spatial limits, artistic movements and cultural differences. Expanding upon theories of influence that focus on anxiety and coteries, this book demonstrates that it is as often unconscious as it is conscious, and can register as satire, yearning, copying, homage and resentment. This book maps the ecologies of ... More

Keywords: Katherine Mansfield, literary influence, modernism, New Zealand literature, short story, women’s writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694419
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Ailwood, editor
University of Canberra;

Melinda Harvey, editor
Monash University

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Part I Ambivalence

Part II Exchange

Part III Identification

Part IV Imitation

Part V Enchantment

Part VI Legacy