A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199642214
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Room of One s Own and Three Guineas Book Excerpt:

This volume combines two books by Virginia Woolf which are among the greatest contributions to feminist literature this century. They consider the implications of the historical exclusion of women from education and from economic independence.

A Room of One s Own

A Room of One s Own
Author: Ellen Bayuk Rosenman
Publsiher: Twayne Pub
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Room of One s Own Book Excerpt:

. Along with preliminary chapters discussing the essay in the context of Woolf's own history and how it was received by critics, Rosenman devotes a fascinating chapter to the importance of the very new and few women's colleges in England at the time Woolf wrote A Room of One's Own, which derived from speeches she gave at the two women's colleges in Oxford a year before.

HSC Advanced English

HSC Advanced English
Author: Barry Spurr
Publsiher: Pascal Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1741253691
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HSC Advanced English Book Excerpt:

"This guide contains an introduction to the new course, plus exam tips, comprehensive summary and discussion of each text in the Advanced English course, including Area of Study and Advanced English Modules, a list of key issues to consider in each chapter related to the relevant syllabus area, helpful advice on how to read different types of texts and plot outlines, character discussion and interpretations."--Publisher description.

A Locker Room of Her Own

A Locker Room of Her Own
Author: David C. Ogden,Joel Nathan Rosen
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2013-05-14
ISBN: 161703813X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Locker Room of Her Own Book Excerpt:

Female athletes are too often perceived as interlopers in the historically male-dominated world of sports. Obstacles specific to women are of particular focus in A Locker Room of Her Own. Race, sexual orientation, and the similar qualities ancillary to gender bear special exploration in how they impact an athlete's story. Central to this volume is the contention that women in their role as inherent outsiders are placed in a unique position even more complicated than the usual experiences of inequality and discord associated with race and sports. The contributors explore and critique the notion that in order to be considered among the pantheon of athletic heroes one cannot deviate from the traditional demographic profile, that of the white male. These essays look specifically and critically at the nature of gender and sexuality within the contested nexus of race, reputation, and sport. The collection explores the reputations of iconic and pioneering sports figures and the cultural and social forces that helped to forge their unique and often problematic legacies. Women athletes discussed in this volume include Babe Didrikson Zaharias, the women of the AAGPBL, Billie Jean King, Venus and Serena Williams, Marion Jones, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Sheryl Swoopes, Florence Griffith Joyner, Roberta Gibb and Kathrine Switzer, and Danica Patrick.

The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette

The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette
Author: Helen Southworth,Robert G. Boatright
Publsiher: Ohio State University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0814209645
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette Book Excerpt:

What might the author of Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One's Own have in common with the author of the Claudine series and The Pure and the Impure? Resisting long-held interpretations that Colette and Virginia Woolf had little in common, Southworth shows here the links between the two famous writers, both real and imagined. Often cast in their diametrically opposed roles of elitist bluestocking and risque music hall performer, critics have overlooked the many ways in which the lives and works of Woolf and Colette intersect. This study provides a broad-ranging introduction to the biographical, stylistic, and thematic ties that link the lives and works of Britain's and France's first ladies of letters of the early twentieth century. Situating the two writers within an international network of artists and literati, including Jacques-Emile Blanche, Radclyffe Hall and Una Troubridge. Winnie de Polignac, Gisele Freund, Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier, Vita Sackville-West and Violet Trefusis, this study complicates conceptions of the differences--national, sexual, cultural, and intellectual--which have kept these two women apart by placing these same differences at its center. Southworth develops work already undertaken on Woolf's contacts with France and adds to the body of comparative work on Woolf and her contemporaries. This study also highlights as yet unexplored connections between Colette and her British and American peers. Southworth's book makes a significant contribution to gay and lesbian studies and the study of modernist culture. It also demonstrates the potential of social network theory for literary studies.

Theorising Cultures of Equality

Theorising Cultures of Equality
Author: Suzanne Clisby,Mark Johnson,Jimmy Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN: 1351334905
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theorising Cultures of Equality Book Excerpt:

This book sets out a theoretical framework for thinking about equality as a cultural artefact and process, drawing on work from the GRACE (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe) project. In revisiting and reframing conventional questions about in/equality it considers the processes through which in/equalities have come to be regarded as issues of public concern, the various ways that equalities have been historically defined, and how those ideas and imaginings of equalities are produced, embodied, objectified, recognized and contested in and through a variety of cultural practices and sites. Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of contributors, the book will be of interest to scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, and women’s and gender studies.

A Companion to Virginia Woolf

A Companion to Virginia Woolf
Author: Jessica Berman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN: 1119115086
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Virginia Woolf Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Virginia Woolf is a thorough examination of her life, work, and multiple contexts in 33 essays written by leading scholars in the field. Contains insightful and provocative new scholarship and sketches out new directions for future research Approaches Woolf’s writing from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, animal studies, digital humanities, and the law Explores the multiple trajectories Woolf’s work travels around the world, from the Bloomsbury Group, and the Hogarth Press to India and Latin America Situates Woolf studies at the vanguard of contemporary literature scholarship and the new modernist studies

Virginia Woolf as Feminist

Virginia Woolf as Feminist
Author: Naomi Black
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780801488771
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginia Woolf as Feminist Book Excerpt:

Grounding Virginia Woolf's feminist beliefs in the everyday world, Naomi Black reclaims 'Three Guineas' as a major feminist document. Rather than a book only about war, Black considers it to be the best, clearest presentation of Woolf's feminism.

Storytellers of Art Histories

Storytellers of Art Histories
Author: Yasmeen Siddiqui,Alpesh Kantilal Patel
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2022-03-16
ISBN: 178938429X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storytellers of Art Histories Book Excerpt:

This anthology, Storytellers of Art Histories, gives voice to those who are reshaping art histories: not only art historians and curators, but also archivists and artists. There is a special focus on gender, race (including Whiteness), class, sexuality and transnationality – all of which are often marginalized in dominant art histories. Each of the contributors in this book has provided short, often very personal, contributions describing how they began to become passionate about their practice. A particular feature of the collection is that there are twice as many contributions by women than by men. The contributors respond in a multitude of surprising ways, appealing equally to people enmeshed in the field through their work and to those simply interested in the field. The stories you will read take various forms – a letter written to a friend, a revisioned grant application, the pastiche of image and text, children’s fables, interviews, co-authored narrative, memoir, manifesto, apology. A number of the essays perform, through a combination of recollected early memory alongside scholarly research, the roots of the theories they explore through publishing, curating and archival work. Many of the contributors embody overlapping cultural diasporas that suggest the porousness of borders, challenging the field to understand itself as a product of regional art histories. Collecting this range of narratives born from different workplaces and disciplines speaks to our belief in the potential boundlessness of the art histories that shape the stories we consume. Storytellers of Art Histories brings together the first-person narratives of an international group of art historians, curators, artists and archivists. This much-needed book book fills a significant gap in the literature, showing how these practitioners’ works come together productively in the teaching and writing of art history. The anthology also illuminates the relationship between curatorial studies and art history. Primary readership will include artists, art historians, archivists, curators and educators. It will be a useful resource for educators and students connected with undergraduate courses in art history, contemporary art history and curatorial and museum studies.

Ethics of Alterity Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th to 21st Century British literature

Ethics of Alterity  Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th  to 21st Century British literature
Author: Collectif
Publsiher: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2022-03-25
ISBN: 2367813892
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics of Alterity Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th to 21st Century British literature Book Excerpt:

Over the last few decades, in the wake of the ‘Ethical Turn’, contemporary literature has been examined through the prism of the ethics of alterity. Yet, this may not be consistently the case with Victorian and Modernist literature, since relatively few of the authors of those periods have elicited such critical and theoretical scrutiny. The articles in this volume set off to re-read Victorian and Modernist literature in the light of the ethics of alterity and investigate whether the post-Auschwitz, contemporary period breaks away from or favours lines of continuity with the productions of the earlier era. It also strives to address works which do not belong to the canon, focusing alternately on great authors and less known artists, on what has been termed ‘minor’ texts or genres that are less visible than the novel. Approaching literature by examining the relations between ethics and aesthetics, even while adopting an ethical approach, helps the authors in this volume contribute to revising the contemporary, Modernist and Victorian canon in English Literature.

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell
Author: Benjamin Fowler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1351622447
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Katie Mitchell Book Excerpt:

Katie Mitchell: Beautiful Illogical Acts offers the first comprehensive study of Britain’s most internationally recognised, influential, and controversial theatre director. It examines Mitchell’s innovations in fourth-wall realism, opera, and Live Cinema across major British and European institutions, bringing three decades of practice vividly to life. Informed by first-hand rehearsal observations and in-depth conversations with the director and her collaborators, Fowler investigates the intense and immersive qualities of Mitchell’s distinctive theatrical realism and challenges mainstream narratives about realism as a defunct or inherently conservative genre. He explores Mitchell’s theatre—and its often polarised reception—to question familiar assumptions governing contemporary performance criticism, including common binaries that pit realism against radical experimentation, auteurs against texts, feminists against Naturalism, and Britain against Europe. By examining a career trajectory that intersects with huge cultural change, Fowler places Mitchell at the centre of urgent contemporary debates about cultural transformation and its genuinely inclusive potential. This is an essential book for those interested in Katie Mitchell, British theatre, directing, the transformative power of realism and feminism in contemporary theatre practice, and challenges to hierarchical distributions of power inside the mainstream.

The Comparative Perspective on Literature

The Comparative Perspective on Literature
Author: Clayton Koelb
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN: 1501743988
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comparative Perspective on Literature Book Excerpt:

Few would deny that comparative literature is rapidly moving from the periphery toward the center of literary studies in North America, but many are still unsure just what it is. The Comparative Perspective on Literature shows by means of twenty-two exemplary essays by many of the most distinguished scholars in the field how comparative literature as a discipline is conceived of and practiced in the 1980s. Nearly all of them published here for the first time, the essays discuss and themselves reflect significant changes at the core of the field as well as evolving notions as to what comparative literature is and should be. The volume editors, Clayton Koelb and Susan Noakes, have included essays that address the scope and concerns of comparative literature today, historical and international contexts of the field, and the relationship of literary criticism to other disciplines, as well as affording comparative perspectives on current critical issues.

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

The Diary of Virginia Woolf
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publsiher: London : Hogarth Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diary of Virginia Woolf Book Excerpt:

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf
Author: Eileen Barrett,Patricia Cramer
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1997-07
ISBN: 9780814712634
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginia Woolf Book Excerpt:

The last two decades have seen a resurgence of critical and popular attention to Virginia Woolf's life and work. Such traditional institutions as The New York Review of Books now pair her with William Shakespeare in promotional advertisements; her face is used to sell everything from Barnes & Noble books to Bass Ale. Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings represents the first book devoted to Woolf's lesbianism. Divided into two sections, Lesbian Intersections and Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels, these essays focus on how Woolf's private and public experience and knowledge of same-sex love influences her shorter fiction and novels. Lesbian Intersections includes personal narratives that trace the experience of reading Woolf through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Lesbian Readings of Woolf's Novels provides lesbian interpretations of the individual novels, including Orlando, The Waves, and The Years. Breaking new ground in our understanding of the role Woolf's love for women plays in her major writing, these essays shift the emphasis of lesbian interpretations from Woolf's life to her work.

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath
Author: James McNaughton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 0192555499
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath Book Excerpt:

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett's literary responses to the political maelstroms of his formative and middle years: the Irish civil war and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, the rise of fascism and the atrocities of World War II. Archive yields a Beckett who monitored propaganda in speeches and newspapers, and whose creative work engages with specific political strategies, rhetoric, and events. Finally, Beckett's political aesthetic sharpens into focus. Deep within form, Beckett models ominous historical developments as surely as he satirizes artistic and philosophical interpretations that overlook them. He burdens aesthetic production with guilt: imagination and language, theater and narrative, all parallel political techniques. Beckett comically embodies conservative religious and political doctrines; he plays Irish colonial history against contemporary European horrors; he examines aesthetic complicity in effecting atrocity and covering it up. This book offers insightful, original, and vivid readings of Beckett's work up to Three Novels and Endgame.

Carlyle s House and Other Sketches

Carlyle s House and Other Sketches
Author: Virginia Woolf,David Bradshaw,Doris May Lessing
Publsiher: Hesperus Press
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781843910558
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carlyle s House and Other Sketches Book Excerpt:

Carlyle’s House and Other Sketches marks the first publication of one of Virginia Woolf’s very earliest notebooks. Recently unearthed from a collection of private papers, it contains a series of six striking and semi–autobiographical sketches, each transcribed and edited by Dr. David Bradshaw. From the cold formality of London town–houses with their rows of austere portraits, to the dull chaos of the academic’s abode, and the eccentric spinster’s Hampstead home, Virginia Woolf paints a series of portraits of everyday life, capturing character and setting in exquisite detail. Experimental in style, and heralding the later masterpieces Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, this early notebook is quintessential Woolf.

We Speak a Different Tongue

We Speak a Different Tongue
Author: Yoonjoung Choi,Anthony Patterson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN: 1443883514
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Speak a Different Tongue Book Excerpt:

We Speak a Different Tongue: Maverick Voices and Modernity 1890-1939 challenges the critical practice of privileging modernism. In so doing, the volume makes a significant contribution to contemporary debates about re-visioning literary modernism, questioning its canon, and challenging its aesthetic parameters. By utilizing the term "modernity" rather than "modernism", the 16 essays housed in this volume foreground the writers who have been marginalised by both their contemporary modernist writers and literary scholars, while exploring the way in which these authors responded to the tensions,

Fertility Living Arrangements Care and Mobility

Fertility  Living Arrangements  Care and Mobility
Author: John Stillwell,Ernestina Coast,Dylan Kneale
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2009-06-12
ISBN: 9781402096822
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fertility Living Arrangements Care and Mobility Book Excerpt:

Many parts of the world are experiencing rapid demographic restructuring, resulting in an ageing population with increasingly significant work and care pressures on cohorts less able or willing to provide support. This book examines some of the important trends that have underpinned reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness. It demonstrates how relationships between partners have resulted in new living arrangements with changing attitudes from marriage to co-habitation as the social norm, and it considers the health and well-being for particular at risk groups such as the elderly and stepparents as well as aspects of mobility such as household migration and commuting to school. The book brings together a series of studies that all involve quantitative analyses of secondary data from censuses, surveys or administrative records. The trends and patterns reported provide new and interesting insights into behaviour of the household and the roles of adults and children, and point to questions of critical importance for practitioners and policy makers.

Coming of Age in Academe

Coming of Age in Academe
Author: Jane Roland Martin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1136053824
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coming of Age in Academe Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2000. At what price entry? Philosopher of education Jane Roland Martin contends that feminist scholars have traded in their idealism for a place in the academy. In Coming of Age in Academe, she looks at the ways that academic feminists have become estranged from women. Determining that this is the membership fee the academy exacts on all its members, she calls for the academy's transformation. Part one explores the chilly research climate for feminist scholars, the academic traps of essentialism and aerial distance, and the education gap in the feminist text. In part two, Martin likens the behavior of present-day feminist scholars to nineteenth-century immigrants to the United States and examines their assimilation into the world of work, politics and the professions. She finds that when you look at higher education, you see what a brutal filter of women it is. Part three highlights the academy's brain drain and its containment of women and then proposes actions both great and small that aim at fundamental change. In this rousing call to action, Martin concludes that the dissociation from women that the academy demands--its entrance fee--can only be stopped by radically reforming the gendered system on which the academy is based.

Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury

Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury
Author: Jane Marcus
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1986-11-28
ISBN: 1349184802
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury Book Excerpt: