Two of Virginia Woolf's most influential works reveal the quintessence of her experimentation with narrative technique in depicting the passage of time and the nature of human consciousness. This guide includes an outline of the critical reception of Woolf's work as well as extracts from her own writing on these novels and an exploration of the birth of "Woolf studies" in the mid-twentieth century.
About the Author
Jane Goldman teaches at the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Table of Contents
The 1930s and 40s: Summing Up
The 1950s and 60s: Unifying StrategiesMyth, Philosophy, Psychology
The 1970s and 80s: Diverging ApproachesAndrogyny, Art, Feminism
The 1980s: Sexual/Textual Readings
The 1990s: Historical, Materialist, Post-colonialist Readings