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Woolfian Boundaries

Edited by Anna Burrells, Steve Ellis, Deborah Parsons, and Kathryn Simpson

Woolfian Boundaries explores Woolf’s work from perspectives “beyond the boundary” of her own positions and attitudes, taking her coolness toward the provinces and “prejudice” against the regional novel (Letters 6: 381) as the starting point for considering her writing in the light of its own “limits,” self-declared and otherwise. Chapter topics range from Woolf’s connections with the “Birmingham School” of novelists in the 1930s to her interests in environmentalism, portraiture, photography, and the media, and her endlessly fascinating relationship with the writings of her contemporaries and predecessors.

About the Editors

Steve Ellis is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. Deborah Parsons is the author of Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf. Kathryn Simpson is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is the author of Gifts, Markets and Economies of Desire in Virginia Woolf and Virginia Woolf: A Guide for the Perplexed.

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Pages: 196 pages

Published: June 2007


ISBN: 978-0-9796066-1-8




Virginia Woolf Series