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“You then”: Three Guineas, the Spanish Civil War, and the Challenge of Total War (Abstract of Plenary Address)

Jessica Berman

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/9780984259830.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores some examples of photography, poster art, and film from the Spanish Civil War and their implications for reading Woolf's Three Guineas (1938). These aesthetic responses from ... More


The Outsider as Editor: Three Guineas and the Feminist Periodical

Alyssa Mackenzie

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/9781942954088.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas in relation to feminist periodicals of her time. Drawing on Jürgen Habermas’s notion of the public sphere, it considers The Freewoman (edited by ... More


Intimate and Global: Ethical Domains from Woolf to Rhys

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the ethical domains emanating from the works of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys. It argues that Woolf's Orlando (1928), To the Lighthouse (1927), Mrs Dalloway (1925), and Three ... More


Virginia Woolf, ‘Patriotism’, and ‘our prostituted factpurveyors’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about patriotism and newspapers in Woolf's time and in modern times. It reviews Woolf's Three Guineas, which is infused with repeated references to ‘prostituted fact-purveyors’, ... More


Roundtable: Woolf and Violence

Mark Hussey, Sarah Cole, J. Ashley Foster, Christine Froula, and Jean Mills

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/9780990895800.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The authors address issues of violence, war, peace, conflict, force, and literary form in the work of Virginia Woolf. They examine the relation of Woolf’s writing and thought to peace studies and the ... More


Teaching Privileges: Three Guineas and the Cost of Global Citizenship

David J. Fine

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/9780990895800.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay focuses on the academic “fad” of “global citizenship”—and reflects on the author’s experience teaching Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas to two cohorts of (largely privileged) seniors in ... 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


Enchanted and Disenchanted Violence

Sarah Cole

in At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195389616
eISBN:
9780199979226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389616.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter develops one of the central ideas of At the Violet Hour: that conceptualizing and writing about violence has for the last century been organized around the dichotomous paradigms of ... More


Misguided General

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/9780813056937.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Hitler takes his first prize, the Rhineland, unopposed in March 1936. Meanwhile, Virginia Woolf fights her own dramatic inner war across that year. Her 1936 diary reveals, more clearly than any other ... More


Approaches to War and Peace in Woolf: “A Chapter on the Future”

Karen L. Levenback

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/9780983533955.003.0036
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the contradictory themes of war and peace with regard to Virginia Woolf. It provides a background on the roundtable that was organized based on Jane Wood's edited collection, ... More


Stopped at the Border: Virginia Woolf and the Criminalization of Dissent in Democratic Societies

J. Ashley Foster

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/9780989082624.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's response to the policing she encountered at the Canadian border by offering a reading of Three Guineas. It considers questions that were pondered by Woolf in ... More


Companion Creatures: “Dogmanity” in Three Guineas

Vicki Tromanhauser

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/9780990895800.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Humanity has looked to dogs as sensory and perceptual technologies through which it might extend its awareness or enlarge its scope of action. Similarly, Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas (1938) shows ... More


Contemporary Conversations

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/9781474415637.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Woolf was highly informed about the ways in which Christianity continued to be an important cultural and political influence throughout her lifetime. Acknowledging that ... More


The Sex War and the Great War: Woolf’S Late Victorian Inheritance in Three Guineas

Christine Haskill

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/9780990895800.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay interrogates how Woolf’s construction of feminist pacifism in Three Guineas (1938) resonates with late Victorian literary feminism. The narrator’s internal debate within Three Guineas ... More


Photography, History, and Memoir of the Spanish Civil War: Interdisciplinary Views

Lolly J. Ockerstrom

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/9780989082624.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter compares Three Guineas to two other treatments of the Spanish Civil War: Gerald Brenan's The Spanish Labyrinth and Gamel Woolsey's Death's Other Kingdom. Brenan, Woolsey, and Woolf piece ... More


“But…I had said ‘but’ too often.” Why “but”?

Judith Allen

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/9780983533955.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the repeated difference of Virginia Woolf's use of the word “but,” as well as her parentheses and ellipses, in A Room of One's Own, and of key terms in Three Guineas (1938) ... More


From Guineas to Riyals: Teaching Woolf in the Middle East

Erin Amann Holliday-Karre

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/9780990895800.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The author reflects on her experience teaching Western literature and feminism to young (mostly) Arab women at Qatar University. This paper explores the limits of Western feminist ideology in the ... More


Conclusion ‘Thinking Against the Current’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636754
eISBN:
9780748651962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the crucial role played by resistance, which is enacted and expressed by the ‘essayistic’, and looks at Woolf's call for participation, critical thinking and activity, as well ... More


Family Background: Clapham and After

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/9781474415637.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter demonstrates that, although Woolf’s own parents, Leslie and Julia Stephen, were famously agnostic, her wider family was rooted in the Evangelicalism of the Clapham Sect. The chapter ... 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


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