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Shifts in ‘Prelude’ and To the Lighthouse

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/9780198183983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In an essay written in 1933, the Italian critic Salvatore Rosati celebrates what he calls Virginia Woolf’s ‘psychological impressionism’ in To the Lighthouse: ‘In the last section, in particular, the ... 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


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


Conclusion: Modernist ExcursionsModel Towns and Commercial Utopias

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The conclusion argues that the history and development of the commodified authentic are key to understanding later works of high modernism, as well as our contemporary moment, with its strangely ... More


Liminal Experience

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/9780198183983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The haunting presence of Katherine Mansfield recurs in Virginia Woolf’s personal writing throughout her life, often as a slightly challenging phantom. They mirror each other in many ways, in spite of ... More


Sexual Difference in Becoming: A Room of One’s Own and To the Lighthouse

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/9780748676439.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on sexual difference in A Room of One’s Own and To the Lighthouse. The first half of the chapter stages a dialogue between Woolf’s much-discussed theory of ‘androgyny’, ... More


Creation: Myth, Science, and Modernism

David Leeming

in Myth: A Biography of Belief

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142884
eISBN:
9780199834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142888.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Creation myths from several traditions – Zuni, Vedic, Christian, and Icelandic, for example – reveal several ways by which humans through the ages have attempted to identify themselves culturally in ... More


Drawing as Thinking: A Visual Response to To the Lighthouse

Sarah Blake

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/9780989082624.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines dialogues through art and across time by making a reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse through drawing. Focusing on the relationship between drawing and reading, it ... More


Kinetic Tropes, Comedic Turns: Dancing To the Lighthouse

Janet Winston

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/9780983533955.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a kinetic reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse inspired by dance. More specifically, it discusses the ways that To the Lighthouse depends upon movement for its effect, ... More


Revenants and Migrants: Hardy, Butler, Woolf and Sebald: British Academy Lecture

Gillian Beer

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 125, 2003 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263242
eISBN:
9780191734014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263242.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses how far during the twentieth-century writers have trusted memory as good. It compares the longing mistrust of Hardy's poem ‘The Voice’ with the serene re-embodiment of Mrs. ... 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


To the Lighthouse

Katherine Dalsimer

in Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's novel To the Lighthouse, which she intended to be autobiographical. Based on Woolf' smemoirs, diaries, and letters, it explores the relationship of Woolf in her ... 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


Rush, Urgency, Wound, and Rescue

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/9780813062952.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Woolf’s 1925 diary repeats the alarming scenario of her 1921 diary. In January and February 1925, Woolf gives over her diary time to ready The Common Reader and Mrs. Dalloway for Hogarth Press. She ... More


“Time has Whizzed back an inch or two on its reel”: Relating Virginia Woolf and Emily Carr Through Vintage Postcards, Lily Briscoe, Mrs. Mcnab, and the Cinematic Time of to the Lighthouse.

Leslie Kathleen Hankins

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/9780989082624.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the historical possibilities of Emily Carr's presence in Cornwall during the Stephens' summer residences there and turns chronological coincidence into art. Generations of ... More


Constantinople: At the Crossroads of the Imagination

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/9780748624348.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies the role and treatment of Constantinople in some of Woolf’s novels. In Mrs Dalloway, Constantinople is briefly figured as an area of sexual crisis, while a classic view of it is ... More


“Books Were Not in Their Line”: The Material Book and the Deceptive Scene of Reading in To the Lighthouse

Brian Richardson

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the overwhelming presence of reading in To the Lighthouse. Richardson argues that the act of being read is a major concern in the novel, including measuring intellectual ... More


Upheavals of Intimacy in To the Lighthouse

Maayan P. Dauber

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/9780990895800.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay discusses “pathos,” an alternative form of connection without knowledge, relations without intimacy, an emotion explicated as early as ancient Greece but recrudescent in a particularly ... More


“The Problem of Space”: Embodied Language and the Body in Nature in To the Lighthouse

Kim Sigouin

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/9780990895800.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay argues that Virginia Woolf moves beyond commonplace understandings of language as a system of representation as she examines the interplay between ecstatic, motile forms of “embodied ... More


Modernism and Memorials: Virginia Woolf and Christopher Isherwood

Erica Gene Delsandro

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/9780990895800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay complicates the dominant literary-historical narrative by comparing Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room (1922) and To the Lighthouse (1927) with Christopher Isherwood’s The Memorial (1932) in ... More


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