- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- Interior Matters: Secrecy and Hunger in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Bliss’
- Katherine Mansfield and Vitalist Psychology
- A Raft in the Sea of Loneliness: Katherine Mansfield’s Discovery of Cosmic Anatomy
- Mansfield’s Psychology of the Emotions
- Feeling ‘Like a Work-Girl’: Class, Intimacy and Alienation in ‘The Garden Party’
- Me or I? The Search for the Self in the Early Writings of Katherine Mansfield
- ‘Jigging Away into Nothingness’: Knowledge, Language and Feminine Jouissance in ‘Bliss’ and ‘Psychology’
- ‘For the life of him he could not remember’: Post-war Memory, Mourning and Masculinity Crisis in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Fly’
- Short Story
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Critical Miscellany
- Poise by J. D. Fergusson: A Rediscovered Portrait of Katherine Mansfield?
- Patriarchal Pink: Gender Signification in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Little Governess’
- Apples and Pears: Symbolism and Influence in Daphne du Maurier’s ‘The Apple Tree’ and Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Bliss’
- ‘The Thing Needed’: Katherine Mansfield, Psychology and Relationships
- Notes on Contributors
- Join the Katherine Mansfield Society
- (p.151) Poise
- Katherine Mansfield and Psychology
- Edinburgh University Press
This essay argues that J D Fergusson’s Poise, painted in 1916, cannot be a portrait of Mansfield. With portraits, Fergusson often named his sitters. The woman in the picture representing an abstract quality is blue-eyed and vigorous, resembling one of Morris’s dancers. By 1916 Mansfield, who had brown eyes, had tubercular symptoms. In a letter to Murry she analyses Poise objectively with the tone of a friendly critic, whereas when she does sit for a portrait, to Anne Estelle Rice, she describes the process with the interest of a writer protective of her own image.
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