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Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Molly Hite

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study argues that the greatest formal innovation in Virginia Woolf’s fiction is the muting, complicating or effacing of tonal cues: textual pointers guiding how readers feel and make ethical ... More


Making Room for <i>A Room of One’s Own</i>

Molly Hite

in Woolf's Ambiguities: Tonal Modernism, Narrative Strategy, Feminist Precursors

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714450
eISBN:
9781501714474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714450.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter is the first of three sustained comparisons showing how books by Elizabeth Robins influenced and interacted with parallel works by Woolf. A Room of One’s Own, still widely regarded as ... More


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


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