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Negative Feminism and Anti-Development in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out

Anne Cunningham

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/9780990895800.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay considers how Virginia Woolf’s feminist critique in her first novel is linked to a negative feminism and a modernist aesthetic of failure. Woolf’s Rachel Vinrace enacts a form of shadow ... More


A Woman Might as Well Be Brave: Susanna Moore’s Ambient Fright

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter looks at how novelist Susanna Moore critiques the postfeminist ethos of “empowerment.” She problematizes the Teflon nature of contemporary popular culture's “warrior woman” icon through ... More


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