This book brings together critical readings of The Cantos by the world’s leading Pound and modernist scholars. In each chapter a contributor approaches either a single Canto or a defined small group of Cantos in isolation, providing a clear, informative, and interpretive "reading" that includes an up-to-date assessment of sources and an idea of recent critical approaches to the work.
The Fire that Breaks brings together an international team of scholars to explore for the first time Hopkins's extended influence on the poets and novelist who defined Anglo-American literature throughout the past century.
Going beyond Brooke's own life and famously romantic death, this book retraces the evolution of his reputation in cultural imagination as forged by a network of major political and literary figures of the period including Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roosevelt, T. S. Eliot, Siegfried Sassoon, and Henry James.
This book brings together an international team of world-class scholars to explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.
A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur addresses the formidable interpretive challenges his most far-reaching prose tract presents to the reader. Providing page-by-page glosses on key terms and passages, the Companion also situates Pound's allusions and references in relation to other texts in his vast body of work, especially The Cantos.
The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual strives to be the leading venue for the critical reassessment of Eliot’s life and work in light of the ongoing publication of his letters, critical volumes of his complete prose, the new edition of his complete poems, and the forthcoming critical edition of his plays.
Yeats, Philosophy, and the Occult is a collection of essays examining the thought of the Irish poet W. B. Yeats and particularly his philosophical reading and explorations of older systems of thought, where philosophy, mysticism, and the supernatural blend.
In addition to being a major twentieth-century author, John Dos Passos painted, principally in watercolor, throughout his career. This book demonstrates that Dos Passos’s lifelong commitment to and practice of pictorial representation are vital aspects of his career because they confirm and manifest in both verbal and visual stylistics such modernist tendencies as Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism. This book reproduces 68 examples of Dos Passos’s art, almost all in full color.
Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries places Virginia Woolf's writing in context with that of other women writers during the first decades of the twentieth century. The book increases our understanding of many female writers, helping us to comprehend how they contributed to, and complicated, modernist literature.
By bringing Italian primary sources and new approaches to the cultural project of Mussolini’s regime to bear on Pound’s prose work, Fascist Directive shows how Pound’s modernism changed as a result of involvement in Italian politics and culture. At the same time, it uses the familiar figure of Pound to provide an entry for scholars of Anglo-American modernism into the diverse and complex realm of Italian modernism.
Rewriting The Hour-Glass offers a new approach to the display and delineation of texts, visual aids, and published variants and presents for the first time a complete array of amendments that Yeats made in copies of the relevant editions that he had at hand.
This book combines biography and textual scholarship to bring to life the dramatic story of the writing of Sons and Lovers.
The Reimagining of Place in English Modernism analyses key texts by D. H. Lawrence, John Cowper Powys, Mary Butts, and Virginia Woolf, charting their respective attempts to forge new identities, perspectives, and literary approaches that reconcile tradition and modernity, belonging and exploration, the rural and the metropolitan.
Love and Sex in D. H. Lawrence describes how the tortuous developments in his relationship with Jessie Chambers are reflected in his writing, his struggle against his undoubted leanings toward homosexuality, the war he declared on the concept of romantic love, and how, after insisting on the idea of male dominance, he returned (although only in part) to a more humane vision of relations between the sexes in the various versions of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Check out David Ellis's personal website: http://dellis-author.co.uk/home.php.
W. B. Yeats's "A Vision": Explications and Contexts is the first volume of essays devoted to A Vision and the associated system developed by W. B. Yeats and his wife, George.
Virginia Woolf Writing the World addresses such themes as the creation of worlds through literary writing, Woolf's reception as a world writer, world wars, and natural worlds in Woolf's writings. The collection represents the theme of internationalism in Woolf's work, but its global appeal is likewise reflected in the diverse range of contributors from around the world.
Writing Modern Ireland examines the complex literary manifestations of Ireland and Irishness from the turn of the twentieth century to very recently. Together with examinations of the nation, the collected essays consider Irish identities that may be sexual, racial, regional, gendered, disabled and able-bodied, traumatized and in the process of healing.
Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader presents twenty-eight essays and four poetic invocations on the concept of "common(wealth)," addressing geographical, political, and imaginary spaces in which different readers and readings vie for primacy of place.
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf comprises thirty-five essays linking inter- and multidisciplinary scholarship to the intellectual and creative projects of Woolf and her modernist peers.
Contradictory Woolf collects 37 essays on the theme of contradiction in Woolf's writing, widely explored in relation to auto/biography, art, philosophy, cognitive science, sexuality, animality, class, mathematics, translation, annotation, poetry, and war.
Virginia Woolf and the Natural World explores Woolf's complex engagement with the natural world, an engagement that was as political as it was aesthetic. The diversity of topics within this collection—ecofeminism, the nature of time, the nature of the self, nature and sporting, botany, climate, and landscape, just to name a few—fosters a deeper understanding of the nature of nature in Woolf's works.
Woolf and the City collects twenty-five essays organized around six presiding themes: Navigating London; Spatial Perceptions and the Cityscape; Regarding Others; The Literary Public Sphere; Border Crossings and Liminal Landscapes; and Teaching Woolf, Woolf Teaching. It also includes a special forum on Woolf's legacy in and out of the academy. Beyond the volume's focus on urban issues, many of the essays address the ethical and political implications of Woolf's work, a move that suggests new insights into Woolf as a "real world" social critic.
Woolf Editing / Editing Woolf focuses on Woolf as editor both of her own work and of the Hogarth Press, and on editing Woolf—on the conflation of textual and theoretical criticism of Woolf's oeuvre. Since many contributors are editors, creative writers, and critics, contributions highlight the intersections of those three roles.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism focuses on the themes of art, education, and internationalism. This volume presents new research by an international team of scholars on topics as diverse as Woolf's response to war, Woolf and desire, Woolf's literary representation of Scotland, Woolf's connection to writers beyond the Anglophone tradition, and Woolf's reception in China, to note just a few.
Woolfian Boundaries explores Woolf's work from perspectives "beyond the boundary" of her own positions and attitudes, taking her coolness toward the provinces and "prejudice" against the regional novel (Letters 6: 381) as the starting point for considering her writing in the light of its own "limits," self-declared and otherwise. Chapter topics range from Woolf's connections with the "Birmingham School" of novelists in the 1930s to her interests in environmentalism, portraiture, photography, and the media, and her endlessly fascinating relationship with the writings of her contemporaries and predecessors.
The Annotated Guide is an ongoing effort to provide the kind of bibliographic information on Leonard Woolf sometimes found in the pages of Woolf Studies Annual on Virginia Woolf.
This online catalog accounts for every publication that has been identified as part of the W. B. Yeats Library, which, since the death of Anne Yeats in 2001, has become a distinct part of the National Library of Ireland.
The wide range of papers in Woolf and the Art of Exploration emphasize the adventurousness of Woolf's work. Nearly 30 essays reflect her enterprising nature, with titles such as Cheryl Mares's "The Making of Virginia Woolf's America" and Emily Wittman's "The Decline and Fall of Rachel Vinrace: Reading Gibbon in Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out." The book explores such topics as Woolf's life; her relationship to nature and to scientific and environmental thinking; her attitudes towards London, America, and the Middle East; and the cultural origins and contexts of her outlook on art and empire.
This book discusses a number of diagnostic possibilities, granting that its author has not examined his 'patient.' He ventures to do so because diagnoses in psychiatry particularly are based upon careful history-taking, and except for infancy, we have a good deal of Virginia's life history both in her own words and in the reminiscences of others.
Essays collected in Literature and Digital Technologies grow out of the intersection of electronic technologies and literary study. In widening the scope of "digital technologies" so far as to include the production of literary texts through different kinds of digital machines, we have arrived at the heart of the enterprise that has driven this entire endeavor: the use of technologies to promote the circulation and reading of works of literature. The book examines the effect of new technologies on reading, writing, and the study of literature.