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Teaching Virginia Woolf in Sin City: Vegas Entertainers and a New Feminist Heritage

Kaylee Baucom

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Feminist discourse is evolving and a new wave of feminist consciousness is appearing in the media, in political debates, and in the classroom. I teach literature at a community college in Las Vegas, ... More


Kenya Colony and the Kenya Novel: The East African Heritage of “A Very Fine Negress” in <i>A Room of One’s Own</i>

Jeanne Dubino

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

‘It is one of the great advantages of being a woman that one can pass even a very fine negress without wishing to make an Englishwoman of her.’ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own At the time ... More


Thinking Back through Virginia Woolf: Woolf as Portal in Lidia Yuknavitch’s <i>The Small Backs of Children</i>

Catherine W. Hollis

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“I am not Virginia Woolf,” a character exclaims in Lidia Yuknavitch’s award-winning novel The Small Backs of Children (2015). But who among us is? If we are women writers, particularly experimental ... More


The Besieged Garden: Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Willa Cather’s One of Ours

Jane Lilienfeld

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter perceives the connections between natural imagery and war in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1931) and Willa Cather's One of Ours. Both novels critique the visual propaganda of World War ... More


“A Certain Hold on Haddock and Sausage”: Dining Well in Virginia Woolf’s Life and Work

Alice Lowe

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Much has been written and discussed about Woolf's eating disorders, her fear and loathing of food, and refusal to eat properly (or at all) when she was ill. This chapter shows that Woolf also had a ... More


Bi-sexing the Unmentionable Mary Hamiltons in A Room of One’s Own: The Truth and Consequences of Unintended Pregnancies and Calculated Cross-Dressing

Vara S. Neverow

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, focusing on the four Marys in the novel. In the second paragraph of A Room, the nameless narrator mentions three Marys: Mary ... More


Caroline Bergvall, Elizabeth James/Frances Presley and Redell Olsen:: Virtual Spaces

David Kennedy and Christine Kennedy

in Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319778
eISBN:
9781781381106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319778.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the experimental poetry of Caroline Bergvall, Elizabeth James, Frances Presley and Redell Olsen. It begins by considering the importance of visual presentation and sound ... More


“And the donkey brays”: Donkeys at Work in Virginia Woolf

Elizabeth Hanna Hanson

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

While the donkey is a figure of toil, it is also a figure of fun. This essay will explore how the donkey bears both of these associations vividly in Virginia Woolf’s writing. It is in their labor ... More


Virginia Woolf, Composition Theorist: How Imagined Audiences Can Wreck a Writer

Kelle Sills Mullineaux

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780990895800
eISBN:
9781781382400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In regard to Virginia Woolf’s merit as a composition theorist and her conception of imagined audiences, this essay offers three arguments. First, Woolf foresaw many of the concerns about imagined ... More


“When dogs will become men”: Melancholia, Canine Allegories, and Theriocephalous Figures in Woolf’s Urban Contact Zones

Jane Goldman

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the implications of the canine in Woolf's urban contact zones where dogs and their people interact. Woolf rhetorically remodifies patriarchal and racist dog tropes to the point ... More


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