Rachel Bowlby's anthology of articles conjures up the enormous richness and variety of recent work that returns to Woolf not so much for final answers as for insights into questions about writing, literary traditions and the differences of the sexes. The collection includes pieces by such well-known writers as Gillian Beer, Mary Jacobus, Peggy Kamuf and Catharine Stimpson. With a substantial Introduction, headnotes to each piece and full supporting material, this volume provides an ideal guide to Woolf and her place in modern literary and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Brown Stocking, Erich Auerbach 3. Virginia Woolf and English culture, Tony Inglis 4. Mirrors and Fragments, Francoise Defromont 5. Narrative structure(s) and female development - the case of "Mrs Dalloway", Elizabeth Abel 6. "The Third Stroke" - reading Woolf with Freud, Mary Jacobus 7. Tradition and revision in Woolf's "Orlando" - Defoe and "The Jessamy Brides", Susan M. Squier 8. The island and the aeroplane - the case of Virginia Woolf, Gillian Beer 9. Woolf's room, our project - the building of feminist criticism, Catharine R. Stimpson 10. Penelope at work - interruptions in "A Room of One's Own", Peggy Kamuf Notes on authors Further Reading Index
Rachel Bowlby is Professor of English at University College London, UK.