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Feeling ‘Like a Work-Girl’: Class, Intimacy and Alienation in ‘The Garden Party’

Rebecca Thorndike-Breeze

in Katherine Mansfield and Psychology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474417532
eISBN:
9781474426916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay argues that ‘The Garden Party’ confronts us with the uncanny intimacy and alienation created by class relations in the upper-middle-class household at the turn of the century. The ... More


Colonialism and the Need for Impurity: Katherine Mansfield, ‘The Garden Party’ and Postcolonial Feeling

Emmanouil Aretoulakis

in Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669097
eISBN:
9780748695140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The postcolonial, as feeling or experience much more than objective situation or material condition, is constituted by a continuous oscillation from the colonial to the anti-colonial, to ... More


Who is My Contemporary? Woolf, Mansfield, and Their Servants

Mary Wilson

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that Virginia Woolf’s female contemporaries include not just fellow writers like Katherine Mansfield but also domestic servants, whose work enables writerly creation. The chapter ... More


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