Virginia Woolf in Context

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Bryony Randall, Jane Goldman
Cambridge University Press, Dec 17, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 502 pages
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As a paradigmatic modernist author, Virginia Woolf is celebrated for the ways her fiction illuminates modern and contemporary life. Woolf scholars have long debated how context - whether historical, cultural, or theoretical - is to be understood in relation to her work, and how her work produces new insights into context. Drawing on an international field of leading and emergent specialists, this collection provides an authoritative resource for contemporary Woolf scholarship that explores the distinct and overlapping dimensions of her writings. Rather than survey existing scholarship, these essays extend Woolf studies in new directions by examining how the author is contextualized today. The collection also highlights connections between Woolf and key cultural, political, and historical issues of the twentieth century such as avant-gardism in music and art, developments in journalism and the publishing industry, political struggles over race, gender, and class, and the bearings of colonialism, empire, and war. A valuable critical touchstone for researchers, the volume will also complement graduate scholarship in English literature, literary theory, context studies, and modernism and postcolonial studies.
 

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Contents

After Lives
13
Woolf and Modernist Studies
28
Woolf and Intertextuality
52
Woolf and Theory
65
Woolf s Feminism
79
Woolf and Psychoanalytic Theory
92
Woolf and Theories of Postcolonialism
110
Woolf and Theories of Sexuality
129
Science and Technology
254
Homage Afterlife
267
Music
278
Cinema and Photography
291
Woolf and Theatre
302
Why the Hogarth Press Matters
313
The Kleinian Turn
332
Woolf Letter Writing and Diary Keeping
353

Crisis and Catoptrics
149
War and Peace
159
Woolfs Bloomsbury
170
Learning to Count
183
Repetition and Burning in Yloree
193
Race Empire and Ireland
206
ls Jacob Jewish?
219
Woolfs London Londons Woolf
229
Regionalism Nature and the Environment
243
Woolfs
376
Woolf and America
398
Woolfs Greek
423
Woolf and Eugenics
439
Woolf and the Private Sphere
461
Key critical wares cited
475
Index
489
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Bryony Randall is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She is author of Modernism, Daily Time, and Everyday Life (2007) and has published articles on Gertrude Stein, New Woman short stories, Stevie Smith, Dorothy Richardson and H. D. She is co-editor of the upcoming Cambridge University Press edition of Virginia Woolf's short fiction.

Jane Goldman is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow and a General Editor of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf. She has written several books on Virginia Woolf, including The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf (2006) and The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf: Modernism, Post-Impressionism, and the Politics of the Visual (1998). She is editor of Woolf's To the Lighthouse for Cambridge University Press and co-editor of Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents.

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