Virginia Woolf in Context, 1st Edition

  • Bryony Randall
  • Jane Goldman
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  • ISBN-10: 1139856707
  • ISBN-13: 9781139856706
  • DDC: 823.912
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 487 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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As a paradigmatic modernist author, Virginia Woolf is celebrated for the ways her fiction illuminates modern and contemporary life.Offers original interventions from major and emerging Woolf scholars. Covers an exceptionally wide range of theoretical and historical contexts for the study of Woolf's writing. Largest number of essays on Virginia Woolf ever offered in a single collection.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Virginia Woolf in Context.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Theory and Critical Reception.
2: Historicising Woolf: Context Studies.
3: Woolf: After Lives.
4: Woolf and Modernist Studies.
5: Woolf and Realism.
6: Woolf and Intertextuality.
7: Woolf and ‘Theory’.
8: Woolf and Feminist Theory: Woolf’s Feminism Comes in Waves.
9: Woolf and Psychoanalytic Theory.
10: Woolf and Theories of Postcolonialism.
11: Woolf and Theories of Sexuality.
12: Historical and Cultural Context.
13: Woolf and Modernity: Crisis and Catoptrics.
14: Woolf: War and Peace.
15: Woolf’s Bloomsbury.
16: Woolf, Economics, and Class Politics: Learning to Count.
17: Feminist Politics: ‘Repetition’ and ‘Burning’ in Three Guineas (Making It New).
18: Race, Empire, and Ireland.
19: Woolf and Anti-Semitism: Is Jacob Jewish?.
20: Woolf’s London, London’s Woolf.
21: Regionalism, Nature, and the Environment.
22: Science and Technology.
23: Woolf and the Arts: Homage, Afterlife, and the Originating Text.
24: Music.
25: Cinema and Photography.
26: Woolf and Theatre.
27: Woolf and Publishing: Why the Hogarth Press Matters.
28: ‘Poetics... will Fit Me for a Reviewer!’ Aristotle and Woolf’s Journalism.
29: Woolf and Freud: The Kleinian Turn.
30: Woolf and Lesbian Culture: Queering Woolf Queering.
31: Woolf, Letter Writing and Diary Keeping.
32: Woolf and Contemporary Philosophy.
33: The Ekstasis of Influence: Woolf’s Mediterranean Experience.
34: Woolf and Russian Literature.
35: Woolf and America.
36: Woolf and the Victorians.
37: Strange Cries and Ancient Songs: Woolf’s Greek and the Politics of Intelligibility.
38: Woolf and Eugenics.
39: Woolf and Commodities.
40: Woolf and the Private Sphere.
Key Critical Works Cited.