Virginia Woolf and Heritage
Edited by Jane de Gay, Tom Breckin, and Anne Reus
Virginia Woolf was deeply interested in the past—whether literary, intellectual, cultural, political or social—and her writings interrogate it repeatedly. She was also a great tourist and explorer of heritage sites in England and abroad. This book brings together an international team of world-class scholars to explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry.
About the Editors
Jane de Gay is a member of the Editorial Board of the Woolf Studies Annual and the author of Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture. Tom Breckin is a PhD student at Leeds Trinity University, working on a thesis that explores Woolf’ s literary connections with the Victorian era. Anne Reus is a PhD student at Leeds Trinity University. Her thesis examines Virginia Woolf’ s representations of nineteenth-century women writers, focusing on the ways in which Victorian biographical narratives mediate Woolf’s responses to them, and the impact this has on her conception of female professional authorship.