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Vertigo in ‘The Daughters of the Late Colonel’ and Jacob’s Room

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/9780198183983.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the time that she was writing Jacob’s Room, Virginia Woolf was involved in the most intense phase of her friendship with Katherine Mansfield. In an entry in her diary where she says that she ... 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


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


Hakluyt's Voyages

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/9780198129882.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter narrates Virginia Stephen's introduction to Hakluyt's Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries of the English Nation and the subsequent influence the book had on the imagination and writing ... More


The Pages in Jacob’s Room

John Lurz

in The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter deepens the connection between Woolf’s activity as a printer with the Hogarth Press and her formal literary experiments to showcase her commitment to exploring the subject’s fundamental ... More


Tone and Modernism: Jacob’s Room, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves

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/9781501714450.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers tone in three of Woolf’s very different narrative experiments. The discussions of each novel suggest how tonal cues both enable and destabilize ethical judgments that readers ... More


‘Modernism’s Lost Hope’: Virginia Woolf, Hope Mirrlees and the Printing of Paris

Julia Briggs

in Reading Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624348
eISBN:
9780748651856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624348.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes a look at Woolf’s Hope Mirrlees, first studying Woolf’s typesetting of Mirrlees’s poem ‘Paris’ during the early months of 1920. It then shows the impact of Paris on Woolf’s works, ... More


Desiring Statues1 and Ambiguous Sexualities in Jacob’s Room

Vara Neverow

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/9780989082624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's allusions to sculpture and Greco-Roman figures that link death and desire, as well as desirability in Jacob's Room, through monuments of absence created and ... More


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


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


Conclusion: Woolf’s Fin

Lorri G. Nandrea

in Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263431
eISBN:
9780823266623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263431.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This conclusion returns to arguments about style and singularity set forth in the introduction. Virginia Woolf is situated as a writer whose work takes up or dynamically repeats some of the paths ... More


New Diary Realms: Talk, the Soul, and Literature

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/9780813062952.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf seeks out new realms in her 1920 diary. In January, she wonders how far she should allow herself to report indiscretion in her diary. In March, she ponders something more profound: whether she ... More


“Her—it—age!”: Virginia Woolf and Syllabic Intervention—Or, “Heritage is a Kim Novak word”

Jane Goldman

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/9781942954422.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

What Woolf has Archer do unto Jacob in the opening pages of Jacob’s Room—‘Ja—cob! Ja—cob!’—I propose doing unto that most unWoolfian word: ‘Her—it—age!’ Now we have three words that truly do open up ... More


Travesty in Woolf and Proust

John Coyle

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/9780983533955.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter places Virginia Woolf in conversation with Marcel Proust by reading passages from À la recherche du temps perdu alongside Jacob's Room and Orlando, as well as Woolf's letters and diary ... More


Sacred Spaces: Churches and Cathedrals

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/9781474415637.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Woolf’s conceptualization of sacred space in relation to her interest in the gendered division of space, and her interrogation of the concept of the sacred, with its ... More


Challenging the Family Script: Woolf, the Stephen Family, and Victorian Evangelical Theology

Jane de Gay

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/9780989082624.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines intertextuality in Jacob's Room, Orlando, and Three Guineas by focusing on the lineage of Virginia Woolf's religious references, where texts written by members of the Stephen ... More


Illustrated Chronology

John Carlos Rowe and Eric Haralson (eds)

in A Historical Guide to Henry James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195121353
eISBN:
9780190252755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195121353.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter presents an illustrated chronology of important biographical moments and historical events, including the publication of various novels. It begins in 1840, when the U.S. population was ... More


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