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A Room of One’s Own, Woolf’s “little book on poetry”

Emily Kopley

in Virginia Woolf and Poetry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198850861
eISBN:
9780191885716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850861.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In several essays concurrent with her major experimental works of the 1920s, Woolf proclaims that the novel will usurp the tools and the place of poetry. Most important among these essays is the ... More


Sexual Difference in Becoming: A Room of One’s Own and To the Lighthouse

Derek Ryan

in Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748676439
eISBN:
9780748684359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676439.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on sexual difference in A Room of One’s Own and To the Lighthouse. The first half of the chapter stages a dialogue between Woolf’s much-discussed theory of ‘androgyny’, ... More


Virginia Woolf in Arabic: A Feminist Paratextual Reading of Translation Strategies

Hala Kamal

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a feminist critique of the strategies used in translating Virginia Woolf’s work into Arabic. The study examines the representation of Woolf in Egypt and the Arab World, detailing ... More


Making Room for A Room of One’s Own

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


A New Perspective on Mary Carmichael: Yuriko Miyamoto’s Novels and A Room of One’s Own

Hogara Matsumoto

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the ambivalent inspiration Yuriko Miyamoto (1899–1951), the renowned Japanese feminist novelist and critic, draws from A Room of One’s Own. With Virginia Woolf – and especially ... More


Virginia Woolf’s Feminist Writing in Estonian Translation Culture

Raili Marling

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Virginia Woolf’s texts pose a serious challenge to translators, not only because of the subtleties of her style but also because her political stances, most notably, on cosmopolitanism and feminism, ... More


Tracing A Room of One’s Own in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1929–2019

Jeanne Dubino

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the presence of Woolf in sub-Saharan Africa from 1929 to the present day. The historic trajectory starts with the final decades of the British Empire’s colonial rule in ... More


Trans-Dialogues: Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Feminist Legacy to Contemporary Polish Literature

Paulina Pająk

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the role Virginia Woolf plays in contemporary Polish literature, examining the significance of her modernist legacy – as a vital part of planetary feminism – to Polish feminist ... 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


Meeting Needs, Making Room: The Feminist Pedagogy of Woolf’s Fiction

Benjamin D. Hagen

in The Sensuous Pedagogies of Virginia Woolf and D.H. Lawrence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979275
eISBN:
9781800341692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979275.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter accounts for a consistent feminist pedagogy across Woolf’s fiction, from The Voyage Out (1915) to Between the Acts (1941). Drawing on Sara Ahmed’s Living a Feminist Life (2017) and Kate ... More


Domestic Sacred Spaces

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474415637
eISBN:
9781474449687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415637.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Woolf’s conceptualization of the home as a sacred space. It analyses her critique of Victorian domestic architecture in the light of Evangelical understandings of separate ... More


What is An Essay? Thirteen Answers from Virginia Woolf

Thomas Karshan

in On Essays: Montaigne to the Present

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198707868
eISBN:
9780191779008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198707868.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

In her 1927 essay ‘Street-Haunting’, Virginia Woolf rambles across the history of the essay, realizing various metaphors which the essay has offered for itself. Being miscellaneous and ... More


Rooms of Their Own: A Cross-Cultural Voyage between Virginia Woolf and the Contemporary Chinese Woman Writer Chen Ran

Zhongfeng Huang

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Virginia Woolf, particularly her feminist literary manifesto A Room of One’s Own, shaped the fictions of the contemporary avant-garde Chinese feminist writer and essayist ... More


“But…I had said ‘but’ too often.” Why “but”?

Judith Allen

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/9780983533955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the repeated difference of Virginia Woolf's use of the word “but,” as well as her parentheses and ellipses, in A Room of One's Own, and of key terms in Three Guineas (1938) ... More


In Search of Spaces of Their Own: Woolf, Feminism and Women’s Poetry From China

Justyna Jaguścik

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the traveling of Woolf's writing, especially A Room of One's Own, into twentieth-century China. It argues, that since 1928, when this text had first been discussed by Xu Zhimo, ... More


On Manuscripts: Virginia Woolf and Archives

Amanda Golden

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the space of the archive as one in which the writer, like the reader, creates and interprets texts. Golden argues that Woolf associated manuscripts with the physical space they ... More


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

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


Dialogues between South America and Europe: Victoria Ocampo Channels Virginia Woolf

Cristina Carluccio

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Virginia Woolf and Victoria Ocampo’s exchanges within a modernist transnational framework shaped by alternative forms of female writing and dissemination. Rather than focusing ... More


Artist at a Crossroads

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf’s 1928 diary offers the reflections of an artist at a juncture: “some uneasy sense, of change,” she writes in her first entry. Orlando’s completion and surprise success dominates this diary. ... 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


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