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Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Legacies: Socialism, Aesthetics, and the Modernist Generation

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the afterlife of 1880s socialism in the early modernist generation. It focuses upon Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry and examines their negotiations with the productive, engaged ... More


Woolf, Among the Modernists

Vincent Sherry

in The Great War and the Language of Modernism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178180
eISBN:
9780199788002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178180.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter situates Virginia Woolf's creative response to the Great War in the deep context of the English Liberalism she knew intimately through her father, Sir Leslie Stephen, who was a dean of ... More


. Virginia Woolf and the Spanish Civil War: Three Guineas, Victoria Ocampo, and International Feminism

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter Four maps a feminist geography grounded in the collaborations between Victoria Ocampo and Virginia Woolf. It takes as its point of departure Woolf’s plan to “fight… English tyranny” in ... More


Patterns of Violence: Virginia Woolf in the 1930s

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter makes the case for reading Woolf's works—from her first novel to her last, with a special emphasis on her three primary works of the 1930s, The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the ... More


Conclusion

Isobel Hurst

in Victorian Women Writers and the Classics: The Feminine of Homer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283514
eISBN:
9780191712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283514.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Virginia Woolf's ironic attitude to the classics in On Not Knowing Greek is examined not as the bitterness of a woman who has been excluded from patriarchal culture, but as a fascinating and ... More


Virginia Woolf and Offence

HERMIONE LEE

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The extracts from Virginia Woolf's writings are quite offensive. The quotations showed feelings and attitudes which are given free play in her diaries and letters and which make themselves felt, less ... More


“Lustrous behind Glass”: Woolf, Window Shopping, and Authentic Display

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter moves from the department stores discussed in the previous chapter to the individual consumer gaze, examining the rapid growth and cultural importance of carefully constructed displays ... More


Virginia Woolf and the “Cotton Wool of Daily Life”

Liesl Olson

in Modernism and the Ordinary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368123
eISBN:
9780199867639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter first explores how Woolf associates the ordinary with prose rather than with poetry—a distinction that emphasizes how the genres were becoming less distinct, as both aimed to represent ... More


A Common Certain Understanding

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In spite of Virginia Woolf’s insistence in her personal writing on the significance of her relationship with Katherine Mansfield, some of her biographers pay scant attention to it, although this is ... More


Virginia Woolf and the ‘Conditions of Our Love’

Kirsty Martin

in Modernism and the Rhythms of Sympathy: Vernon Lee, Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674084
eISBN:
9780191752124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674084.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter traces Woolf's changing conception of sympathy across her works. It shows that her understanding of sympathy was driven her sense of feeling as something at once bodily and somehow ... More


Shakespeare

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses works of Shakespeare and the subsequent influences they had on those of Virginia Woolf as a writer. Although reluctant and resistant to reading Shakespeare, as she often deemed ... More


The Historical Novel at History’s End

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2: This chapter explores late modernists who used the historical novel to show how world systemic transformation migrates into the daily lives of both ordinary and eccentric characters.


Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Angela Smith

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Long after the death of Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923), Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) described being haunted by her in dreams. Through detailed comparative readings of their fiction, letters, and ... More


Introduction

Alice Fox

in Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter introduces Virginia Woolf, her introduction to reading which led her to voracious reading, her struggles as a writer and a critic, and her continual aspiration to prove her credentials ... More


‘Simplify Me When I'm Dead’

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 explores the struggle for modern memory in Second World War writing and reconstructs wartime debates about national identity, social reconstruction, decolonization, and popular culture. ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Literature of the English Renaissance

Alice Fox

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129882
eISBN:
9780191671876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines the profound effect, on a major critic and novelist of the twentieth century, of the period of English literature's greatest glory, the Renaissance. Beginning in the sixteenth ... More


Virginia Woolf and ‘The Proper Writing of Lives’

JULIA BRIGGS

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Virginia Stephen confided that she would like to write a very subtle work on the proper writing of lives. Many years later, she would fulfil her ambition, writing subtle essays. That the young ... More


The Empire of the Air

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 traces the literary response to the seductive futurist appeal and colonialist genealogy of air power in two World Wars. After the Great War, the “empire of the air” was celebrated as a ... More


Liminal Experience

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The haunting presence of Katherine Mansfield recurs in Virginia Woolf’s personal writing throughout her life, often as a slightly challenging phantom. They mirror each other in many ways, in spite of ... More


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