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Shakespeare

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/9780198129882.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses works of Shakespeare and the subsequent influences they had on those of Virginia Woolf as a writer. Although reluctant and resistant to reading Shakespeare, as she often deemed ... More


Waves Theory: An Anachronistic Reading

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931) is her most “experimental” novel. The Waves is made up of two sorts of discourse juxtaposed: the ten “interludes” in the past tense distributed through the novel ... 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


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


Quantum Reality and Posthuman Life: The Waves

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/9780748676439.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the ways in which Woolf, primarily in The Waves, engages with the materiality of life itself. The first half of the chapter addresses ‘matter’ by focusing on how The Waves ... More


The March of Headlines

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/9780813056937.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Virginia Woolf's “curious props”—including her diary and others’ diaries—ably support her across 1931. She shows, in fact, such sure life command that she mocks the outer political scene in September ... More


Virginia Woolf, Carnal Hermeneutics, and Democratic Reading

Ariane Mildenberg

in Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 1 Transnational Circulations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979350
eISBN:
9781800341807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979350.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“The Particle and the Wave” (2015), an audio/video/text performance by artist Himali Singh Soin and musician David, traces the distances between 1,265 semicolons in Woolf’s The Waves and creates ... More


The Binding of The Waves

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/9780823270972.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The final chapter furthers the transformation of the subject’s perspective into that of an object by placing the temporal aspects of such a move center-stage. It treats the way the novel’s ... More


Out of Character: Virginia Woolf and the Lightness of the Novel

Jonathan Foltz

in The Novel after Film: Modernism and the Decline of Autonomy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190676490
eISBN:
9780190676520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676490.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the evolving status of character in modernism in light of film’s evacuation of psychological depth. It approaches this topic through the work of Virginia Woolf—modernism’s most ... More


“To Give the Moment Whole”: The Nature of Time and Cosmic (Comm)unity in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves

Emily M. Hinnov

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In The Waves (1931), Woolf creates the narrative structure of soliloquies as possible meditations on each character's deeper motivations. This device complicates her representation of selfhood within ... More


The War Within

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/9780813056937.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 begins with a swift summary of fascism's rise in both England and Germany from 1929 to 1931: or what I call “the war without.” It then notes Woolf's response, including her scrapbooks, ... More


Virginia Woolf and Welsh Pacifism: Woolf’s Influence on the Welsh Pacifist and Novelist Emyr Humphreys

Linden Peach

in Virginia Woolf, Europe, and Peace: Vol. 1 Transnational Circulations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781949979350
eISBN:
9781800341807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979350.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter constitutes the first exploration of Woolf’s influence on Welsh author Emyr Humphreys, widely regarded as one of the most prolific and accomplished Welsh novelists writing in English in ... More


Modernism Across the Commonwealth: Virginia Woolf’s and Arundhati Roy’s Critique of Empire

Elsa Hӧgberg

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a reading of Woolf's The Waves and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things in order to highlight the critique against imperialism that emerges through the two writers' ... More


The Metaphysics of Flowers in The Waves: Virginia Woolf’s “Seven-Sided Flower” and Henri Bergson’s Intuition

Laci Mattison

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the seven-sided flower in The Waves (1931), connecting Woolf's philosophy to Henri Bergson's concepts of duration and intuition. The Waves constantly returns to the theme of ... More


Making Waves in Lonely Parallel: Evelyn Scott and Virginia Woolf

Joyce E. Kelley

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/9781942954088.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay concerns the parallel careers of English author Virginia Woolf and American author Evelyn Scott, focusing primarily on Woolf’s novel The Waves (1931) and on Scott’s The Wave (1929), a ... 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


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


Woolf’s Floating Monkeys and Whirling Women

Carrie Rohman

in Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers two of Virginia Woolf’s most experimental texts, her Nurse Lugton story for children and her novel The Waves. The first catalogues an awareness of the way that a writer’s ... More


“Such a Mix of Beauty and Horror”: Two Modes of Modernist Response to Hopkins

Lesley Higgins

in The Fire That Breaks: Gerard Manley Hopkins's Poetic Legacies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781942954361
eISBN:
9781786944375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954361.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf demonstrate contrasting modes of Modernist response to the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins. While Eliot grudgingly acknowledged Hopkins’s innovations even as he dismissed ... More


How Should One Read the Bible?

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/9781474415637.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reveals the extent of Virginia Woolf’s knowledge and interest in the Bible, both as text and as artefact, starting with an examination of the collection of Bibles in the Library of ... More


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