The Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf
Modernism, Post-impressionism, and the Politics of the Visual
By (author) Jane Goldman
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Feminist Aesthetics of Virginia Woolf by Jane Goldman
Book DescriptionJane Goldman offers a revisionary, feminist reading of Woolf's work. Focusing on Woolf's engagement with the artistic theories of her time, Goldman traces the feminist implication of her aesthetics by reclaiming for the everyday world of history and politics what seem to be private mystical moments. Goldman analyses Woolf's fascination with the Post-impressionist exhibition of 1920 and the solar eclipse of 1927 by linking her response to a much wider literary and cultural context. She argues that Woolf evolves a kind of 'feminist prismatics' through which she is able to express and develop both the challenge and pessimism of her feminist vision. Lavishly illustrated with colour pictures, this book will appeal not only to scholars working on Woolf, but also to students of modernism, art history, and women's studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521794589
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jane Goldman
Virginia Woolf in Context, Hardback (December 2012)
Covering a wide range of historical, theoretical, critical and cultural contexts, this collection studies key issues in contemporary Woolf studies.
Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf, Paperback (September 2006)
A useful and illuminating overview, covering the major works in detail.
Modernism, 1910-1945, Hardback (November 2003)
This text explores the rise and development of modernist and avant-garde literatures and theories of this particular period, from Imagism to the Apocalypse movement. It charts transitions in writing, reading, performing and publishing practices and in international groupings of writers and artists.
Modernism, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Jane Goldman
A documentary resource for the study of Modernism, this work brings together 150 essays, articles, manifestos and writings of the political and aesthetic avant garde between 1840 and 1950. It features manifestos from modernist movements, among them futurism, cubism, Dada, surrealism and anarchism.
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