1st Edition

Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Edited By Pamela Caughie Copyright 2000
    350 Pages
    by Routledge

    348 Pages
    by Routledge

    This collection of ten original essays is the first to read Virginia Woolf through the prism of our technological present. Expanding on the work of feminist and cultural critics of the past two decades, this volume offers a sustained reflection on the relationship between Walter Benjamin's analyses of mass culture and technology and Woolf's cultural productions of the 1920s and 1930s. It also brings out the extent to which Woolf was beginning to image the technological society then taking shape. This book takes part in contemporary efforts to rethink modernism as a more globalized and technologized phenomenon

    Partial Contents Intellectuals in the Marketplace: Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjamin Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjamin Selling Out (Siders) Leslie Kathleen Hankins * Three Guineas , the In-corporated Intellectual, and Nostalgia for the Human, Sonita Sarker * Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Virginia Woolf, Sound Technologies, and the New Aurality, Melba Cuddy-Keane * The Subversive Mechanics of Woolf's Gramophone in Between the Acts, Bonnie Kime Scott * Why Isn't Between the Acts a Movie?, Michael Tratner * From Edwin Hubble's Telescope to Virginia Woolf's Searchlight, Holly Henry * Virginia Woolf and the Age of Motor Cars, Makiko Minow-Pinkney * Virginia Woolf on Both Sides of the Camera Virginia Woolf, Intellectual Harlotry, and 1920s British Vogue, Jane Garrity, * Virginia Woolf's Photography and the Monk's House Albums, Maggie Humm * Virginia Woolf in the Age of Electronic Reproduction How Should One Read a Screen?, Mark Hussey,


    Pamela Caughie

    "Consistently scholarly, yet relatively accessible and replete with welcome insights, this collection will serve upper-division undergraduates through faculty in literature and a variety of other divisions." -- Choice
    "In Virginia Woolf and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Pamela Caughie wrought a fascinating collection of essays by bringing together a superb cast of Woolf scholars." -- Symploke