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“When the lights of health go down”: Virginia Woolf’s Aesthetics and Contemporary Illness Narratives

Stella Bolaki

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/9780983533955.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the question of aesthetics in Virginia Woolf's contradictory discussion of mind and body in “On Being Ill” (1926). In particular, it considers the importance of taking seriously ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Women’s Co-operative Guild, 1913–31

Clara Jones

in Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474401920
eISBN:
9781474418638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401920.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Woolf’s attendance at the 1913 Newcastle WCG congress. I considers how her record of this event in her 1931 ‘Introductory Letter’ to Life as We Have Known It is inflected by ... More


“On Being Ill”

Katherine Dalsimer

in Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's essay on illness titled “On Being Ill”. It explains that Woolf wrote this essay when she was unable to work on her planned autobiographical novel because of her ... More


“The Problem of Space”: Embodied Language and the Body in Nature in To the Lighthouse

Kim Sigouin

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/9780990895800.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay argues that Virginia Woolf moves beyond commonplace understandings of language as a system of representation as she examines the interplay between ecstatic, motile forms of “embodied ... More


The Bodies In/Are The Waves

Michael Tratner

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/9780990895800.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In her essay “On Being Ill,” Virginia Woolf indicates that she saw the power of the body to shape consciousness as undermining what literature had generally presented. This essay suggests that The ... More


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