Katherine Mansfield, 1921

Katherine Mansfield, 1921

Katherine Mansfield

In this podcast Alison talks about writer Katherine Mansfield and her female lovers.


This podcast was funded by a generous grant from the Gay Line Wellington Trust with the support of the Rule Foundation


"I'm going to be looking at Katherine Mansfield, regarded as one of our greatest writers and someone whom we know had very important emotional and probably sexual relationships with women. Should we be thinking about Katherine Mansfield as a lesbian? Do we want to use a noun like that, a label, in relation to her? Should we think of her as a lesbian writer, whatever that might mean, when actually most of the things she writes about aren't to do with same-sex relations between women, unless, of course, we think that there is some kind of sensibility that would... read full transcript

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Record date:11th January 2011