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Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)9781474401920
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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Responding to a significant gap in Woolf scholarship and drawing on a wealth of archival material, this book establishes the details of Woolf’s activism with four specific organisations and sets it within the contexts of the institutional moments in which she worked.

As well as tracing Woolf’s career as an activist across 45 years, this book also explores the consistent but often contradictory way in which this participation is written into a range of Woolf’s short stories, novels and essays including ‘Report on Teaching at Morley College’, ‘Memoirs of a Novelist’, ‘The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn’, Melymbrosia, The Voyage Out, Night and Day, The Years, ‘Introductory Letter’, ‘On Being Ill’, ‘Cook Sketch’, the ‘Dreadnought Hoax Talk’, ‘The Leaning Tower’, and Between the Acts.

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