Virginia Woolf And Her Influences

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Virginia Woolf and Her Influences presents papers from the Seventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire June 12-15, 1997. These papers fall under the theme of 'the influence of something upon somebody' as it arises throughout Woolf's work. The careful arrangement of the essays carries them over from the context of the conference to provide a range of critical and expanded approaches to Woolf's writing under the groupings of Reading/Writing the Individual, Historical ...

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Overview

Virginia Woolf and Her Influences presents papers from the Seventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf at Plymouth State College in New Hampshire June 12-15, 1997. These papers fall under the theme of 'the influence of something upon somebody' as it arises throughout Woolf's work. The careful arrangement of the essays carries them over from the context of the conference to provide a range of critical and expanded approaches to Woolf's writing under the groupings of Reading/Writing the Individual, Historical Positionings, Creative Revolutions, and Theoretical Foray. Each part concludes with a section of 'Teachings' that recognizes the emphasis that Woolf placed on education and its impact on constructions of the body, on constructions of history, and on art and its interpretations. The editors' main goal is to expand the understanding of Woolf so that her creativity and ideas can be appreciated from not only the traditional perspective, but modern, varied perspectives as well.

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Approximately 70 papers, abstracts and addresses from the June, 1997 conference. The contributions explore a range of issues raised by the writings and life of Virginia Woolf, including lesbian perspectives of Woolf, the treatment of the body in her work, intellectual influences, the impact of her images in Korean classrooms, and her literary legacy. Distributed by University Press of America. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780944473443
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/11/1998
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Davis is a founding editor of the ModBrits list and teaches English at Kent State University. Jeanette McVicker is Associate Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at the State University of New York College at Fredonia. Both authors are associate editors of The Woolf Studies Annual.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction
Note from the Editors
Unveiling the Jessamy Brides
Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings: A Preview
Woolf's Lesbian Erotics of the Soul
"Had not that, after all, been love?"
Virginia Woolf Through Common Lesbian Readers' Eyes
Woolf's Lesbian Epistemology
Inventing Virginia Woolf: Literary Biography as Art Form 11
Responses to a Life of Virginia Woolf 13
Love and Politics, the room within ... 16
Waves of Pure Lemon: Afterthoughts 18
Make Art, Not War: Virginia Woolf's Between the Arts
Virginia Woolf and Low Art? Cultural Studies, Popular Culture and Cinema
Technology: A New Entre to Woolf and Art Evelyn Haller, Researching Woolf and the Movable Arts of Dance and Radio-transmitted Words 153
"Human nature is on you": Septimus Smith and the Camera Eye 162
Mrs. Dalloway, The Film 167
Mrs. Dalloway: Film, Time, and Trauma 171
Dancing with Woolf: The Genesis of a Dance Concert 176
Mr. Dalloway: An Excerpt from the Novel 178
The Collective Self: Maxine Hong Kingston and Virginia Woolf 181
Folk Revival/Folks Revived: Rites of Passage, "Virginia Woolf," and the Indigo Girls 187
The Greek Optative in the Narrative Style of To the Lighthouse 195
On integrity, legal trespassers, and peeling potatoes: A Room of One's Own re-read in Polish 202
Violent Conversions, Rhetorical Weapons: Mrs. Dalloway and the Influence of a Nationalist Literary History 209
Who Can Pay for Virginia Woolf? - Commodifying Bloomsbury 215
Retro-Anger and Baby-Boomer Nostalgia: A Polemical Talk 221
"'Re-iterating the Differences': Virginia Woolf and (Postmodern) Theory"
"Reading Postmodernism in To the Lighthouse"
"Phases of Fiction and Theory"
"In Relation to the Sky": Virginia Woolf's Other Real World 244
Flanerie by Motor-Car? 251
The Production of the South Country in the Bloomsbury Group's Writings 257
"Against such moments, there contrasted Baron Marbot": Reading "Being" and "Non-Being" in Mrs. Dalloway and Traditional Memoirs 262
Epistolary Narrative and the Addressee as Influence: Christmas Day 1922 269
Producing Queer Affiliations: Feminist, Lesbian, Aesthetic and Queer Reading Practices 275
"The Blessed Island of Good Boots": Virginia Woolf's Deployment of Fetishism in To the Lighthouse 282
To the Lighthouse "Through the Looking Glass": Woolf's and Irigaray's Metaphysics 288
"I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess": Lily Briscoe, Mrs. Ramsay, and the Postmodern Sublime 294
The Image of the Circle in Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway's Party 302
Truth Defined by Absence 302
Cam, A Mother's Daughter 302
Sargent and Woolf: Two Portraitists 302
Notes on Contributors 310
Conference Program 316
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