Woolf Studies Annual

Articles from Vol. 16, Annual

A Thoroughly Modern Melancholia: Virginia Woolf, Author, Daughter
But why was I bored? Partly because of the dominance of the letter 'I' and the aridity, which, like the giant beech tree, it casts within its shade. Nothing will grow there. --Virginia Woolf, AROO 96 Elaine Showalter writes in A Literature of...
Guide to Library Special Collections
This guide updates the information in volume 15. Name of Collection: The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Contact: Kevin Repp, Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts Patricia Willis, Curator of American Literature Address: Yale...
"I Have Had My Vision": Empire and the Aesthetic in Woolf's to the Lighthouse
The institutionalization of postcolonial studies and the rise of related academic fields, such as Irish studies, marked the beginning of an increasing critical interest in the nexus of relations between literary modernism and the discourses of empire....
Odds, Ends, and Others: Objects and the Narration of Woolf's Servant Characters
In "Time Passes," only one kind of character can appear without disturbing the reigning "loveliness and stillness" (TTL 129). Mrs. McNab does not disrupt Woolf's portrait of an uninhabited house because she herself seems barely animate, a "witless"...
Posthumous Was a Woman: World War I Memorials and Woolf's Dead Poet's Society
Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives.... for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh. --Virginia Woolf, A...
"The Utmost Fluidity Exists with the Utmost Permanence": Virginia Woolf's Un-Victorian Sterne
Throughout her career as a writer, in both her critical and fictional work, Virginia Woolf repeatedly discloses her fascination with the literary past and seeks new ways in which to make it seem fresh to her early twentieth-century readers, using it...
"Tilting at Universities": Woolf at King's College London
Women's education was a constant concern for Virginia Woolf. She read widely about the historic exclusion of women from higher education, the social reformers who fought for women's higher education, and the prejudices that persisted even after colleges...
When Freud Gets Useful: Retaining the Commonplace in Virginia Woolf's Pointz Hall
In or around 1939, the nature of Virginia Woolf's relationship with Freudianism changed. This is a story familiar to Woolf scholars, particularly since the publication of Hermione Lee's justly influential psychoanalytically-informed biography in 1996....
Woolf Online: An Electronic Edition and Commentary of Woolf's 'Time Passes.'
Woolf Online: An Electronic Edition and Commentary of Woolf's 'Time Passes.' (http://www.woolfonline.com) I was privileged to meet Julia Briggs only once, at a conference. During her paper I was happy to discover that we shared an interest in digital...
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