In this companion book to Mrs. Dalloway, Molly Hoff illuminates much that is hidden in Virginia Woolf's celebrated and often misunderstood novel. Mrs. Dalloway is brimming with references, both overt and subtle, to other works of literature, historical events, and goings-on in Woolf's own life. Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences serves, as Hoff states in her preface, "as a kind of reference manual for commentary on individual passages that may be of interest."
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.
During the past thirty years, the sensitive management of historic landscapes has emerged as a prominent concern among those who appreciate how preserving a rich and vital past is integral to successful community and environmental stewardship.
At least since the dawn of the Romantic era, it has been assumed that the poet lives a lonely life, isolated in his garret. Nevertheless, writers are not always hermits and misanthropes. As human beings, they crave the company of other human beings; as artists they need the stimulation of other artists. This book brings to light Warren's most important literary associations during his long and active life.
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 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.
Woolf in the Real World focuses on the ways Woolf engaged the "real world" of her time and the ways in which her legacy continues to engage "real world" issues today.
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.
This 52-page monograph is based on a paper read by the author on April 21, 1978, to members of the San Diego Psychoanalytic Society in La Jolla, California. The paper has not been published until now even though it anticipated Orr's posthumous book, Virginia Woolf's Illnesses (2004), also available from Clemson University Press.
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.
Melville drew on the Rebellion Record for twenty of the seventy-two poems in Battle-Pieces and for two others included in his later volume of poems. His indebtedness to the Record, moreover, is greater in one sense than is suggested by the total of twenty poems out of seventy-two, for most of the fifty-two poems not indebted to the Record are largely philosophical, eulogistic, or inscriptive. Of the lines actually describing war events and giving details of battles, an estimated eighty percent have probable sources in the Record. This book explores the implications of the Record for Melville's poetry.
This anthology constitutes the proceedings of a themed conference, the Colloquium on New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2001). In New Technology and the Future of Publishing (2002), contributors discuss the the current "crisis in scholarly communication" when new media are involved—as well as the many opportunities that have arisen alongside that crisis. Some essays highlight the innovative teaching strategies and interdisciplinary scholarship that new technologies have made possible. Others address some of the ways in which academic presses can now go beyond traditional publication programs, avoiding current pitfalls of print journals and books without incurring undue extra costs or sacrificing editorial standards or intellectual property rights. Still other essays examine the changes new technology has wrought on libraries. These issues and more are covered in this anthology.