Woolf Studies Annual

Articles from Vol. 14, Annual

Failed Witnessing in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf intended Mrs. Dalloway "to give life & death" and "to criticise the social system, & to show it at work, at its most intense" (D2 248). Because Woolf's unflinching critical gaze encompasses the ongoing influence of First World...
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Life Sentences
Art is being rid of all preaching: things in themselves: the sentence in itself beautiful ... (D4 126) Dear Virginia Woolf, Your now famous pell-mell march from the Oxbridge library, narrated in A Room of One's Own (1929), rehearses the very...
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Nature and the Nation in Mrs. Dalloway
The first step of science is to know one thing from another. This knowledge consists in their specific distinctions; but in order that it may be fixed and permanent distinct names must be given to different things, and those names must be recorded...
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The "Offensiveness" of Virginia Woolf: From a Moral to a Political Reading
I Introduction "Virginia Woolf and Offence" is the title Hermione Lee gave to an essay which asked why "Virginia Woolf's offensiveness [has] become an issue again." Citing in particular Tom Paulin's television broadcast J'accuse (1991) and John...
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Virginia Woolf in Mexico and Puerto Rico
Postcolonial studies have stirred renewed interest in the way in which ideas move across borders in non-exploitive and non-violent ways. Postcolonial studies have forced us to ask whether the internationalism that a writer like Virginia Woolf envisioned...
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William Bankes: Echoes of Egypt in Virginia Woolf's to the Lighthouse
Ever since I was a child (as Gertler would say, as if it proved him a particularly remarkable person,) I've had the habit of getting full of some biography, & wanting to build up my imaginary figure of the person with every scrap of news I could...
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