Virginia Woolf and the Visible World

Author: Emily Dalgarno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521033602

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Dalgarno examines Woolf's engagement with notions of the visible.

Virginia Woolf

Author: Ruth Gruber

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453248641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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This groundbreaking study of the work and legacy of Virginia Woolf is also an account of the intertwined lives of two extraordinary women. In 1932, Ruth Gruber earned her PhD—the youngest person ever to do so—with a stunning doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf. Published in 1935, the paper was the first-ever feminist critique of Woolf’s work and inspired a series of correspondences between the two writers. It also led to Gruber’s eventual meeting with Woolf, which she recounted six decades later in Virginia Woolf: The Will to Create as a Woman. Described by Gruber as “the odyssey of how I met Virginia Woolf, and how her life and work became intertwined with my life,” Virginia Woolf is a clear and insightful portrait of one of modern literature’s most innovative authors, written by one of America’s most remarkable journalists.

Virginia Woolf

Author: J. Stape

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349238074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

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This volume provides multi-faceted perspectives on Virginia Woolf as observed and remembered by relatives, close friends, acquaintances and fellow writers. Gathered from scattered sources, the forty-one pieces - some published for the first time - provide an intimate portrait of a fascinating individual who many consider this century's most significant woman writer. This new and varied collection sheds light on the private and public personalities of Virginia Woolf the subtle poetic novelist, the devoted friend and the influential and successful publisher.

Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism

Author: Pam Morris

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474419143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Austen and Woolf are materialists, this book argues. 'Things' in their novels give us entry into some of the most contentious issues of the day. This wholly materialist understanding produces worldly realism, an experimental writing practice which asserts egalitarian continuity between people, things and the physical world. This radical redistribution of the importance of material objects and biological existence, challenges the traditional idealist hierarchy of mind over matter that has justified gender, class and race subordination. Entering their writing careers at the critical moments of the French Revolution and the First World War respectively, and sharing a political inheritance of Scottish Enlightenment scepticism, Austen's and Woolf's rigorous critiques of the dangers of mental vision unchecked by facts is more timely than ever in the current world dominated by fundamentalist neo-liberal, religious and nationalist belief systems.

The Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf

Author: Anne E. Fernald

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192539639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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With thirty-nine original chapters from internationally prominent scholars, The Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf is designed for scholars and graduate students. Feminist to the core, each chapter examines an aspect of Woolf's achievement and legacy. Each contribution offers an overview that is at once fresh and thoroughly grounded in prior scholarship. Six sections focus on Woolf's life, her texts, her experiments, her life as a professional, her contexts, and her afterlife. Opening chapters on Woolf's life address the powerful influences of family, friends, and home. The section on her works moves chronologically, emphasizing Woolf's practice of writing essays and reviews alongside her fiction. Chapters on Woolf's experimentalism pay special attention to the literariness of Woolf's writing, with opportunity to trace its distinctive watermark while 'Professions of Writing', invites readers to consider how Woolf worked in cultural fields including and extending beyond the Hogarth Press and the TLS. The 'Contexts' section moves beyond writing to depict her engagement with the natural world as well as the political, artistic, and popular culture of her time. The final section on afterlives demonstrates the many ways Woolf's reputation continues to grow, across the globe, and across media, in ideas and in artistic expression. Of particular note, chapters explore three distinct Woolfian traditions in fiction: the novel of manners, magical realism, and the feminist novel.

Virginia Woolf's Late Cultural Criticism

Author: Alice Wood

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441148728

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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After the Modernist literary experiments of her earlier work, Virginia Woolf became increasingly concerned with overt social and political commentary in her later writings, which are preoccupied with dissecting the links between patriarchy, patriotism, imperialism and war. This book unravels the complex textual histories of The Years (1937), Three Guineas (1938) and Between the Acts (1941) to expose the genesis and evolution of Virginia Woolf's late cultural criticism. Fusing a feminist-historicist approach with the practices and principles of genetic criticism, this innovative study scrutinizes a range of holograph, typescript and proof documents within their historical context to uncover the writing and thinking processes that produced Woolf's cultural analysis during 1931-1941. By demonstrating that Woolf's late cultural criticism developed through her literary experimentalism as well as in response to contemporary social, political and economic upheavals, this book offers a fresh perspective on her emergence as a cultural commentator in her final decade and paves the way for further genetic enquiries in the field.

Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf

Author: Gerri Kimber

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474439675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Reconsiders of Arendt's philosophy of natality in terms of biopolitical theory and feminism to defend women's reproductive choices