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Recording the Soundscape: Virginia Woolf’s Onomatopoeia and the Phonograph

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 examines Virginia Woolf’s representation of real-world sound, which develops throughout her career and is crucial to her connection with the “common reader.” Woolf’s onomatopoeia indicates ... More


Bringing the Literary Past to Life in Between the Acts

Jane de Gay

in Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Past

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623495
eISBN:
9780748651849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623495.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Between the Acts, one of Woolf's novels that was written during the Second World War. This novel summarises a form of English society that was about to disappear, and reflects ... More


Framing History: Virginia Woolf and the Politicisation of Aesthetics

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is about the way that Virginia Woolf used cinematic (or ultracinematographic) technique to politicise aesthetics. It concentrates on the framing of history in Woolf's final two novels, ... More


Between the Acts: The Time of Modernism

Catherine Driscoll

in Modernist Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034249
eISBN:
9780813038421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034249.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It seems almost not worth remarking that modernity presupposes a relation to history — after all, a historicizing claim is built into the very concept of modernity. The term suggests that what ... More


In the Meantime

Sara Crangle

in Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses how Woolf and Stein manage the anxiety over a crisis. It studies Woolf's Between the Acts, where she shows how death defines the very fabric of life and notes the human ... More


Virginia Woolf and the Rodmell Women’s Institute, 1940–1

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/9781474401920.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter addresses Woolf’s involvement with the Rodmell WI, focusing on her ‘Dreadnought Hoax’ talk to her branch in July 1940 and the plays that she helped to produce with the branch’s drama ... More


Between Public and Private Acts: Woolf’s Anti-Fascist Strategies

Mia Spiro

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/9780984259830.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Between the Acts (1941) has often been recognized as the title used by Woolf as a vehicle to express her antiwar views. Yet it is also a work that manifests her deep ambiguity as to how anti-war ... More


“The Play’s The Thing BUT We Are The Thing Itself.” Prologue, Performance and Painting. A multimedia Exploration of Woolf’s Work in the Late 1930s and Her Vision of Prehistory.

Suzanne Bellamy

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/9780983533955.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines performance, painting, and exegesis in relation to Virginia Woolf's creative work in the late 1930s, including her unfinished novel Between the Acts (1941), and her vision of ... More


“The world…seen from this angle undoubtedly looks queer”: History, Heritage, and the Queer Domesticity of Between the Acts

Mary Wilson

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/9781942954422.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The paper reads Woolf’s last work as a queerly domestic novel: centered on the space of Pointz Hall and the history of England and simultaneously decentering the heterosexual romance plot and the ... More


Through the Arch: The Country House and the Tradition of English Tyranny in Woolf’s Between the Acts

Marlowe A. Miller

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/9781942954422.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf’s writing in the 1930’s reveals her conviction that the training for male superiority and dominance begins in the family home, is "fostered and cherished by education and tradition," ... More


Sexual Cryptographies and War in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts and Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day

Barbara Lonnquist

in Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781942954088
eISBN:
9781786944122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954088.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Elizabeth Bowen’s and Virginia Woolf ’s shared use of the cryptographic in their novels bracketing World War II: Woolf’s Between the Acts (1941) and Bowen’s The Heat of the Day ... More


The Reconciliations of Poetry in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts; or, Why it’s “perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel”

Amy Kahrmann Huseby

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/9780990895800.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This paper focuses on Virginia Woolf’s developing attitude toward the relationship between poetry and prose. This essay attempts to demonstrate one of the ways that we can trace the development of an ... More


Silence, Darkness, and Dirt: Mysticism and Materiality in The Years and Between the Acts

Elizabeth Anderson

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/9781942954422.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Recent treatments of the role of religion in Virginia Woolf’s novels have posited a tension between religiosity and secularism, but this paper explores the conjunction of spirituality and materiality ... More


Hitler Darkens the Waters

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By 1938, Hitler “had taken over and was dictating the narrative of European history,” Rosenfeld notes. Virginia Woolf's books—including her diary—offer a counter narrative. In March, as Hitler ... More


Virginia Woolf’s Object-Oriented Ecology

Elsa Högberg

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/9780990895800.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay proposes that Virginia Woolf’s foregrounding of objects exposes the threat posed by human technology between the World Wars. It suggests that the most unsettling depictions of object ... More


Speaking Citizen to Citizen in a Time of War: Miss La Trobe’s Use of Parabasis in Her Historical Pageant

Kathleen Wall

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the directorial activities of Miss La Trobe in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts. In a more recent work on both the Greeks and the autonomy of art, Fiction Agonistes, Gregory ... 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


Reverend Gentlemen and Prophetesses

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/9781474415637.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reveals the extent of Woolf’s critical interest in the clergy. It demonstrates that the clergy remained important within middle-class life during Woolf’s lifetime and that Woolf ... More


Virginia Woolf, Katharine Burdekin, and Britain’s Cosmopolitan Musical Culture

David Deutsch

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/9780990895800.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay argues that Woolf’s depictions of music promoted and even predicted the continuation of Britain’s popular musical cosmopolitanism, a widely acknowledged, shared European heritage developed ... More


“Whose Woods These Are”: Virginia Woolf and the Primeval Forests of the Mind

Elisa Kay Sparks

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/9780990895800.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In many ways the environmental antithesis of gardens—wild instead of cultivated, seemingly infinite rather than contained, places of mystery and loneliness as opposed to sites of conventional ... More


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