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.

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.

Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Author: Nicola Wilson,Claire Battershill

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1942954573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books will examine Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press as a key intervention in modernist and women’s writing and mark its importance to independent publishing, bookselling, and print culture at large. The research in this volume coincides with the centenary of the founding of Hogarth Press in 1917, thus making a timely addition to scholarship on the Woolfs and print culture.

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.

The Reception of Virginia Woolf in Europe

Author: Mary Ann Caws,Nicola Luckhurst

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Comprehensive coverage of Woolf's reception across Europe with contributions from leading international critics and translators.

Virginia Woolf and Classical Music

Author: Emma Sutton

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868476X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This groundbreaking study explores the formative influence of classical music on Woolf's writing, illustrating the importance of music to Woolf's domestic, social and creative lives.