Locating Woolf

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Virginia Woolf's writing is alert to the politics of space, be it urban, domestic, textual or geopolitical. This is the first book to offer an in-depth treatment of Woolf's representations of space and place. Its eleven essays contribute not only to Woolf studies but also to emergent debates concerning modernism's relations to empire and geography. They offer innovative and interdisciplinary readings on topics such as London's imperial spaces, the spatial formations created by new technology, and the gendering of...

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Overview

Virginia Woolf's writing is alert to the politics of space, be it urban, domestic, textual or geopolitical. This is the first book to offer an in-depth treatment of Woolf's representations of space and place. Its eleven essays contribute not only to Woolf studies but also to emergent debates concerning modernism's relations to empire and geography. They offer innovative and interdisciplinary readings on topics such as London's imperial spaces, the spatial formations created by new technology, and the gendering of space.

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"There is much research with a new focus that is a fine contribution to Woolf studies in this volume." —Patricia Laurence, Brooklyn College
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230500730
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Snaith is a Lecturer in English, King's College, University of London, UK.
Michael H. Whitworth is a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature, Merton College, Oxford, UK.

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Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     vii
Acknowledgements     viii
Notes on Contributors     ix
List of Abbreviations     xii
Introduction: Approaches to Space and Place in Woolf   Anna Snaith   Michael H. Whitworth     1
Gendered Spaces
Flights of Fancy: Spatial Digression and Storytelling in A Room of One's Own   Tracy Seeley     31
Women and Interruption in Between the Acts   Helen Southworth     46
Urban and Rural Spaces
'Re-reading Sickert's Interiors': Woolf, English Art and the Representation of Domestic Space   Linden Peach     65
Representing Nation and Nature: Woolf, Kelly, White   Sei Kosugi     81
Postcolonial Spaces
Virginia Woolf and the Empire Exhibition of 1924: Modernism, Excess, and the Verandahs of Realism   Kurt Koenigsberger     99
Virginia Woolf and Ireland: The Significance of Patrick in The Years   Suzanne Lynch     115
New Technologies
'Reflections in a Motor Car': Virginia Woolf's Phenomenological Relations of Time and Space   Leena Kore Schroder     131
Virginia Woolf and the Synapses of Radio   Jane Lewty     148
Transcultural Spaces
'Our Commitments to China': Migration and the Geopolitical Unconscious of The Waves   Nobuyoshi Ota     167
Orlando and the Tudor Voyages   Ian Blyth     183
Works Cited     197
Index     209
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