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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


A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Jonathan Atkin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried Sassoon and ... More


Bloomsbury

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What were the anti-war feelings chiefly expressed outside ‘organised’ protest and not under political or religious banners – those attitudes that form the raison d'être for this study? As the Great ... More


Bloomsbury Bashing: Homophobia and the Politics of Criticism in the Eighties

Christopher Reed

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Originally published in 1991, this essay explores the way citations of homosexuality as an (even as the) definitive aspect of the Bloomsbury Group were used by ideologically divergent critics in ... More


Desmond MacCarthy, Bloomsbury, and the Aestheticist Ethics of Broadcasting

Todd Avery

in Broadcasting Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As widely connected and politically very deeply engaged early twentieth-century intellectuals, the Bloomsburyans were seismographically sensitive to the effects of a rapidly changing technocultural ... More


Introduction

Madelyn Detloff and Brenda Helt

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction explains how and why the essays of Queer Bloomsbury combine the Bloomsbury Group’s personal lives with aspects routinely elevated to a higher status – art, politics, philosophy – ... More


Queer Bloomsbury

Brenda S. Helt and Madelyn Detloff (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Queer Bloomsbury consists of queer studies essays by sixteen renowned experts on the Bloomsbury Group. The book explores cultural, ideological and aesthetic facets of the Bloomsbury Group's ... More


Camp Sites: Forster and the Biographies of Queer Bloomsbury

George Piggford

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Members of the Bloomsbury Group wrote biographical texts influenced by the camp style of Lytton Strachey in Eminent Victorians and Queen Victoria. The most noticeable effect of this style is the ... More


Introduction to Carolyn Heilbrun’s ‘The Bloomsbury Group’, 1968

Brenda R. Silvert

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Brenda Silver, a noted scholar of modernism, cultural studies, and of Virginia Woolf in particular, was a friend and colleague of Carolyn Heilbrun. In this essay, Silver describes the importance of ... More


The Bloomsbury Group

Carolyn G. Heilbrun

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Heilbrun’s influential analysis of the sexual dissidence characteristic of the Bloomsbury Group first appeared in Midway in 1968, years before queer studies or even gay and lesbian studies gained ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first ‘modern’ war, involving more spheres of human experience than perhaps any previous conflict. Whole populations were caught up in it and exhibited myriad ... More


The Bloomsbury Love Triangle

Regina Marler

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this essay, Marler shows how queer connections and fluid identities served to foster more lasting bonds among the Bloomsberries, making lifelong loving and working partnerships possible where by ... More


Duncan Grant and Charleston’s Queer Arcadia

Darren Clarke

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charleston curator Darren Clarke provides a queer group biography in this discussion of the centrality of Charleston Farmhouse to the lives and working practice of the Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell ... More


Julian Bell: From Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War

Peter Stansky and William Abrahams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774130
eISBN:
9780804777926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774130.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the life of Julian Bell, a younger member, and sole poet, of the Bloomsbury Group, the most important community of British writers and intellectuals in the twentieth century, which ... More


Making Sense of Wittgenstein’s Bloomsbury and Bloomsbury’s Wittgenstein

Gaile Pohlhaus Jr and Madelyn Detloff

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ludwig Wittgenstein held a contradictory, queer position in Bloomsbury. He was in several homerotically-charged close friendships with men, including John Maynard Keynes, yet he was awkward in the ... More


Writers at war

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Bertrand Russell was just one man largely thinking and acting alone – and therein rests his reputation. But to what extent – whether in private or public – did similar anti-war concerns to those of ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In her Society at War (1931), the social analyst Caroline Playne concluded that the experience of thinkers and artists who had languished under the Great War was just as real as that of the shattered ... More


[Untitled]

Viviane Forrester

in Virginia Woolf: A Portrait

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153560
eISBN:
9780231535120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153560.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores Woolf's struggles with mental instability vis-à-vis her work as a writer. Virginia Woolf had strived to maintain her public persona as a respected author, surrounded and perhaps ... More


[Untitled]

Viviane Forrester

in Virginia Woolf: A Portrait

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153560
eISBN:
9780231535120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153560.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates Virginia Woolf's life following her father Leslie Stephen's death. Though devastated by his death, the young Virginia would move on from a repressive household in Hyde Park Gate ... More


Deviant Desires and the Queering of Leonard Woolf

Elyse Blankley

in Queer Bloomsbury

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401692
eISBN:
9781474422123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401692.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Leonard Woolf circulated among Bloomsbury’s different desires because he was himself queered by his class, religion, and caste. Focusing on Woolf’s 1914 novel TheWiseVirgins and letters between him ... More


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