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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Andrea P. Zemgulys Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 “Night and Day Is Dead”: Virginia Woolf in London “Literary and Historic” Andrea P. Zemgulys [We] don’t want the [Hogarth] Press to be a fashionable hobby patronised and inspired...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Patrick Collier Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 HI Virginia Woolf in the Pay of Booksellers: Commerce, Privacy, Professionalism, Orlando Patrick Collier irginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928) stages one of the central conflicts of modernism. It puts into play the opposing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Kirstie Blair Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 41 Gypsies and Lesbian Desire: Vita Sackville-West,Violet Trefusis, and Virginia Woolf Kirstie Blair Long Barn, Knole, Richmond and Bloomsbury. All too familiar and entrapping. Either I am at home, and you are strange...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Mary Jean Corbett © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Virginia Woolf and “The Third Generation” Virginia Woolf and “The Third Generation” Mary Jean Corbett The old are as mysterious as idols in a temple; we take off our shoes before we approach them. The whole of our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Lara Trubowitz Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 H \ Concealing Leonard s Nose: Virginia Woolf, Modernist Antisemitism, and “The Duchess and the Jeweller” Lara Trubowitz “Although I loathe anti-semitism, I do dislike Jews.” —Harold Nicolson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... philosophy and literature Virginia Woolf ’s To the Lighthouse (1927) and The Waves (1931) challenge George Steiner’s 1961 “death of tragedy” thesis—the idea that we moderns are too self-sufficient and optimistic to contend with ancient tragedy’s overpowering forces, irremediable conflicts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 298–327.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Leena Kore Schröder Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 HI Tales of Abjection and Miscegenation: Virginia Woolf s and Leonard Woolf s “Jewish” Stories Leena Kore Schröder T h e r e can be no straightforward account of attitudes toward Jewishness in the work of Virginia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Nick Montgomery Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Colonial Rhetoric and the Maternal Voice: Deconstruction and Disengagement in Virginia Woolfs The Voyage Out Nick Montgomery t the heart of Virginia Woolf s The Voyage Out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 39–71.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Karin E. Westman Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 rA l The First Orlando: The Laugh of the Comic Spirit in Virginia Woolf’s “Friendships Gallery” Karin E. Westman The Comic Spirit laughed meanwhile. — “Friendships Gallery...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Craig Smith Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 m Across the Widest Gulf: Nonhuman Subjectivity in Virginia Woolf’s Flush Craig Smith I n 1933 Virginia W oolf published Flush: A Biography, an experim ent in genre that purports to tell the life story o f Elizabeth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Holly Earl This article argues that synesthesia exerted a profound influence on the writing of Virginia Woolf. Examining a wide range of works, it establishes that Woolf not only registered synesthesia as a cultural phenomenon by depicting many synesthetes in her fiction but also, from the outset...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 283–308.
Published: 01 June 2013
...John Nash © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Exhibiting the Example:  Virginia Woolf’s Shoes Exhibiting the Example:  Virginia Woolf’s Shoes John Nash It would appear that Virginia Woolf had a thing about footwear. Shoes, slippers and boots, “old,” “shabby,” or lost, recur in her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Thomas S. Davis © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 The Historical Novel at History’s End:  Virginia Woolf’s The Years The Historical Novel at History’s End: Virginia Woolf’s The Years Thomas S. Davis It seems as if there were no progress in the human race, but only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Aleksandr Prigozhin This essay demonstrates the centrality of impersonal intimacy to Virginia Woolf’s modernist poetics. In contrast to the major forms of intimacy—marriage, friendship, and family—the “minor” intimacies to which Woolf attends generate a sense of significant relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Erin Kay Penner In The Wave s, the 1931 novel she called a “playpoem,” Virginia Woolf enacts a drama of modern elegy, using multiple elegists and elegiac subjects to challenge the terms by which speakers and subjects worthy of poetic mourning are defined. In doing so, Woolf frees the genre from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Irene Yoon This essay demonstrates how Virginia Woolf negotiates problems of temporal, spatial, and intersubjective distance through the modern—and increasingly transparent—landscape of interwar London. Through readings of “A Sketch of the Past” and Mrs. Dalloway , I argue that the perceptual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nels Pearson Drawing upon recent archipelagic approaches to the literature and history of the British Isles, this essay examines Virginia Woolf’s use of the Isle of Skye as a setting for her 1927 novel To the Lighthouse in the context of shifting cultural and cartographic dimensions of Britishness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Emily James This essay explores the inkblot as a modernist motif, from gothic children’s rhymes to the unlikely source material for Hermann Rorschach’s psychoanalytic measures. In the work of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, the ephemeral trappings of pen and ink give rise to wayward, even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...