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The Historical Novel at History’s End

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2: This chapter explores late modernists who used the historical novel to show how world systemic transformation migrates into the daily lives of both ordinary and eccentric characters.


Introduction

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the main arguments of the book. It stresses that new attitudes and policies towards all parts of Britain's overseas empire were powerfully stimulated by ... 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


The Spirit of the Countryside: Mang Ke's Wild Things and Wang Xiaobo's The Golden Years

in From Ah Q to Lei Feng: Freud and Revolutionary Spirit in 20th Century China

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804700757
eISBN:
9780804769822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804700757.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese fiction has tackled the long discourse of the countryside that brought to the fore conflicts between revolution and modernity. One writer who explored the countryside or ... 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


The Years, Street Music, and Acoustic Space: (Abstract of Plenary Address)

Anna Snaith

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/9780984259830.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter takes up the topic of sound itself by examining the acoustic environment of The Years (1937), from musical allusions, to traffic noises, to new sound technologies like the telephone. ... More


Olga Shapir (1850–1916)

Catriona Kelly

in A History of Russian Women's Writing 1820–1992

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159643
eISBN:
9780191673665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159643.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Olga Shapir can be considered as a ‘typical’ 19th-century writer. Although she was prolific, she is now posthumously forgotten. However, Shapir's novel, The Stormy Years, shows a brave attempt to ... More


Death in the Air: Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner in World War II

Maud Ellmann

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/9780990895800.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay begins with a brief sketch of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s career, highlighting some of her affinities to Woolf. The following section examines how Woolf’s The Years responds to the “dead ... More


Tightness & Struggle

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/9780813056937.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In May 1935, the Woolfs view Nazi Germany first hand. Woolf's 1935 diary reveals the three daunting challenges she now faces; it also showcases her great courage and effort as she seeks to counter ... More


Virginia Stephen and the People’s Suffrage Federation, 1910

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/9781474401920.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter revisits Virginia Stephen’s involvement in the suffrage campaign in 1910 and challenges the assumption that she volunteered with a women’s suffrage organisation, strengthening the case ... More


History as Scaffolding: Woolf’s Use of the Times in the Years

Eleanor McNees

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/9780989082624.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's integration of newspaper headlines in The Years as they become shorthand for generational, political, and gender divides, and how the war and the medium itself ... More


The Way Home: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter includes an extensive production history of Wyler's best film (and second Oscar winner), The Best Years of Our Lives. Topics covered include Samuel Goldwyn's hiring Pulitzer ... More


Sunflower Suture: Disseminating the Garden in The Years

Elisa Kay Sparks

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/9780989082624.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores connections and disconnections between the women of The Years by focusing on Eleanor Pargiter's feminist practice using patterns of floral imagery. The Years is a novel about ... More


Storm-Tossed & Exposed

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/9780813056937.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In February 1937, Virginia Woolf's nephew, Julian Bell, says he will enlist to fight the fascists in the Spanish Civil War. In July 1937, war erupts between China and Japan. These outer storms, now ... More


Perpetual Suspense: Virginia Woolf’s Wartime Gothic

Paul K. Saint-Amour

in Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190200947
eISBN:
9780190200978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190200947.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 2 reads Woolf’s writings as attempts to grapple with imminent, as opposed to bygone, military violence. Woolf condemned suspense less as a Victorian narrative convention than as a permanent ... More


Growing Up from the Counterculture in Family Ties and The Wonder Years

Kristen Hoerl

in The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817235
eISBN:
9781496817273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817235.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that the television programs Family Ties and The Wonder Years advanced the neoconservative politics of the eighties even as they appeared to evince halting nostalgia for ... More


“beauty, simplicity and peace”: Faithful Pacifism, Activist Writing, and The Years

Charles Andrews

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/9780990895800.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay discusses how Woolf’s pacifism is a deeply-held conviction that remained intact even when its supposed “effectiveness” had been debunked. Pacifism animates much of Woolf’s intellectual and ... More


“It was an Uncertain Spring”: Reading the Weather in The Years

Verita Sriratana

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/9780983533900.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The abundant weather descriptions distinguish The Years from Virginia Woolf's other works. These descriptions were added spontaneously as a final touch: the passages describing the weather and ... More


“Can ‘I’ Become ‘We’?”: Addressing Community in The Years and Three Guineas

Oren Goldschmidt

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/9780983533955.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines how Virginia Woolf viewed the complex negotiation between personal relationships and socio-political community in relation to G. E. Moore's Principia Ethica. The importance of ... More


The 1914 “Expurgated Chunk”: The Great War in and out of The Years

Eleanor McNees

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/9780990895800.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Set in 1914, the first of two “expurgated chunks” from The Years originally served to bridge the pre-war 1914 section and the 1917 section. This section, omitted late in the galley proof stage in ... More


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