The Elizabeth von Arnim Society

Elizabeth von Arnim was the author of 22 books, including The Enchanted April, Elizabeth and her German Garden, Vera, The Pastor’s Wife, and Mr. Skeffington. The Elizabeth von Arnim Society is dedicated to fostering scholarly work on von Arnim and helping scholars from around the world come together and exchange ideas.

Join the Society

The International Elizabeth von Arnim society was founded on 13 September, 2015 in Cambridge, UK. We have a diverse membership with Elizabeth von Arnim enthusiasts and scholars located around the world. We would be thrilled to hear from you if you if you are interested in joining the society. Our membership fee is £12 or £10 for unwaged/concession members. Please visit the Membership page for more information.

Attend the 2017 Conference

The 2017 “Elizabeth von Arnim and Katherine Mansfield – Literary Connections, Friendships and Influence” conference will be held 19 & 20 July 2017 at the Huntington Library in California, the conference will feature keynote speakers Bonnie Kime Scott (San Diego State University) and Christine Froula, (Northwestern University).

The first joint venture of the Katherine Mansfield Society and the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society, the conference seeks to explore the literary connections, friendships and influences that shaped Mansfield and von Arnim’s work.

Registration will be available in person at the conference.

For more conference information please visit the conference web site at