Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Edited by Helen Wussow and Mary Ann Gillies

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ISBN: 9780989082679

Publication: June 1, 2014

Series: Clemson University Press: Woolf Selected Papers

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Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader presents twenty-eight essays and four poetic invocations delivered at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. The theme of the conference, the concept of "common(wealth)," addresses geographical, political, and imaginary spaces in which different readers and readings vie for primacy of place. The essays in this collection, including keynote addresses by 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.

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.

Helen Wussow and Mary Ann Gillies • Introduction to Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Cecily Nicholson, Jordan Abel • Invocations Networks of Affiliation: Foundations and Friends Rosemary Ashton • Education and Empire in Victorian Bloomsbury Wayne Chapman • Synthesizing Civilizations: Leonard Woolf, the League of Nations, and the Inverse of Imperialism, 1928–1933 Jane de Gay • James Stephen’s Anti-Slavery Politics: A Woolfian Inheritance Jeanne Dubino • Networks of Empire: Virginia Woolf and the Travel Writing of Emily Eden Beth Rigel Daugherty • Of Scrapbooks, War, and Newspapers: Leslie Stephen’s Legacy Catherine W. Hollis • Leslie Stephen’s Science of (Ecological) Ethics Paul Delany • “The Death of a Beautiful Man’’: Rupert Brooke in Memory and Imagination Lolly Ockerstrom • Leonard Woolf and the Ceylon Civil Service: ‘‘I had come to dislike imperialism’’ Sonita Sarker • Virginia Woolf in the British Commonwealth Woolf and the Commonwealth Jane Stafford • “Simplicity and art shades reign supreme”: Costume, Collectibles, and Aspiration in Katherine Mansfield’s New Zealand Kathryn Simpson • Wealth in Common: Gifts, Desire, and Colonial Commodities in Woolf and Mansfield Mary Ann Gillies • On a View from the Rims: Katherine Mansfield and Emily Carr Elizabeth F. Evans • London Calling: Una Marson in the Colonial London Scene Elsa Högberg • Modernism Across the Commonwealth: Virginia Woolf’s and Arundhati Roy’s Critique of Empire Melinda Smith • From Bloomsbury to Fountain Lakes: An Australian Virginia Woolf 1930s Onwards Christine Froula • War, Peace, Internationalism: Bloomsbury Legacies Ira Nadel • “Caterpillars of the Commonwealth Unite”: Photography and Trauma in Three Guineas Erica Delsandro • “Drawn from Our Island History”: Virginia Woolf, Nancy Mitford, and the Politics of Pageantry Martin Winquist • A “Bloodless and Pernicious Pest”: The Middlebrow’s “Common Man” in the Essays of Virginia Woolf Lisa Coleman • Woolf’s Troubled and Troubling Relationship to Race: The Long Reach of the White Arm of Imperialism Patrizia Muscogiuri • Woolfian Seamarks: Commodified Women and the Racial Other on the Shores of Empire Vara Neverow • Documenting Fascism in Th ree Guineas and The Handmaid’s Tale: An Examination of Woolf ’s Textual Notes and Scrap Books and Atwood’s “Historical Notes” Kristin Czarnecki • Proportion, Conversion, Transition: War Trauma and Sites of Healing in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony Woolf Beyond the Book Karen Levenback • Preserving Our History of Reading Woolf: The Common Wealth of Our Past and Future Diane F. Gillespie • Adventures in Common: Investing with Woolfs and ‘‘Securitas’’ Leslie Kathleen Hankins • Printing ‘‘Prelude’’: Virginia Woolf’s Typsetting Apprenticeship and Katherine Mansfield on ‘‘Other People’s Presses’’ Nicola Wilson, Elizabeth Willson Gordon, Alice Staveley, Helen Southworth, and Claire Battershill • The Hogarth Press, Digital Humanities, and Collaboration: Introducing the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) Paula Maggio • Woolf Blogging, Blogging Woolf: Using the Web to Create a Common Wealth of Global Scholars-Readers Notes on Contributors Conference Program

Format: Paperback

Size: 229 x 152 mm

277 Pages

ISBN: 9780989082679

Publication: June 1, 2014

Series: Clemson University Press: Woolf Selected Papers

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