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Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Edited by Helen Wussow and Mary Ann Gillies

Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader presents twenty-eight essays and four poetic invocations on the concept of “common(wealth),” addressing geographical, political, and imaginary spaces in which different readers and readings vie for primacy of place. The essays in this collection, including contributions┬áby Rosemary Ashton, Paul Delany, Christine Froula, Mary Ann Gillies, Sonita Sarker, and Jane Stafford, reflect upon “common(wealth)” as a constructed entity, one that necessarily embodies tensions between the communal and individual, traditional culture and emergent forms, indigenous people and colonial powers, and literary insiders and outsiders.

 

About the Editors

Helen Wussow is the Dean of Lifelong Learning and Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University. Professor Mary Ann Gillies teaches in late nineteenth and early twentieth century British literature and Anglo-American modernism at Simon Fraser University.

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Details

Pages: 277 pages

Published: June 2014

Formats

Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-989-08267-9

eBook
ISBN: 9781942954132

Subjects

Literature
Modernism

Series

Virginia Woolf Selected Papers