Volume Editors: Claire Davison-Pégon and Gerri Kimber
Katherine Mansfield’s French Lives explores how both the literary, cultural, editorial and biographical influence of French arts and philosophy, and life as an émigré in France shaped Mansfield’s evolution as a key modernist writer, while setting her within the geographies and cultural dynamics of Anglo-French modernism.

Mansfield’s many stays in France were decisive in intellectual, personal and psychological terms: discovering ‘Murry’s Paris’ and the Left Bank; escaping to the War Zone to join Francis Carco; living as a civilian in wartime during the bombardments of Paris; travelling and finding lodgings as a single woman in war-ravaged towns; the experience of bereavement and debilitating ill-health abroad; and the joys and pitfalls for an outsider of a foreign land and idiom.

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Claire Davison is Professor of Modernist Studies at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, and specialises in trans-European and transmedial modernisms. She is the author of Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S. S. Koteliansky (Edinburgh University Press, 2014).

Dr Gerri Kimber is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Northampton and Chair of the international Katherine Mansfield Society. She is co-editor of Katherine Mansfield Studies, and the Series Editor of the 4 vol. Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield (2012-16).
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Introduction

Part One: Mansfield in France

Sydney Janet Kaplan
Mansfield and Murry’s Sojourns in France: A Bi-National Quarrel

Louise Edensor
Un profession de foi pour toujours: Katherine Mansfield and Beatrice Hastings in France

Galya Diment
Katherine Mansfield’s Russian Healers

Gilles Freyssinet
Francis Carco: The Poet of ‘Paname’

Part Two: Literary Representations of France

W. Todd Martin
A Tale of Two Cities: London and Paris in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘A Little Episode’

Janka Kascakova
‘For all Parisians are more than half–’: Stereotypes and Physical Love in Katherine Mansfield’s Writing

Gina Wisker
Looking for a Resting Place: Travel and Defamiliarisation in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Epilogue I: Pension Seguin’

Chris Mourant
‘Alors, Je Pars’: Katherine Mansfield and the New Age, 1915-17

Part Three: Mansfield and French Literature

Janet Wilson
Katherine Mansfield and Anima Mundi: France and the Tradition of Nature Personified

Anne Mounic
Katherine Mansfield, Proust and Baudelaire: On the Questionable Issue of Literary Influence

Mirosława Kubasiewicz
Art Collectors and Artists: Love in the Works of Marcel Proust and Katherine Mansfield

Gerri Kimber
Deux Femmes ‘Vagabondes’: Katherine Mansfield and Colette

Part Four: Intercultural Approaches: The Arts and Languages of France

Tracy Miao
Artistic Coalescence and Synthetic Performance: Katherine Mansfield and her ‘Rhythms’

Rishona Zimring
Rethinking Mansfield Through Gaudier-Brzeska: Monumentality and Intimacy

Josiane Paccaud-Huguet
‘Dames seules’ Lost in Translation: The French Language in Katherine Mansfield’s Stories

Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio
Writing the Undiscovered Country: Katherine Mansfield, Childhood and France

Notes on Contributors

Index

All interested in Katherine Mansfield, modernist studies, Anglo-French literary and artistic communities, translation studies and reception studies