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Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Clare Hanson, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin


Like many modernist writers, Katherine Mansfield was resistant to what she called the ‘“mushroom growth” of cheap psychoanalysis’, while at the same time she acknowledged the mutual imbrication of psychoanalysis and literature, describing her creative process in terms of the garnering of ‘subconscious wisdom’. This volume explores the multiple ways in which Mansfield’s fiction resonates with the landscapes opened up by psychology and psychoanalysis. In line with the recent surge of critical interest in early psychology, the contributors read Mansfield’s work alongside figures like William Jame ... More

Keywords: Katherine Mansfield, psychology, Sigmund Freud, Cosmic Anatomy, Henri Bergson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474417532
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clare Hanson, editor
University of Southampton

Gerri Kimber, editor
University of Northampton

W. Todd Martin, editor
University of Huntington

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