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Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction : Border Crossings - Pamela L. Caughie

Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Border Crossings

By: Pamela L. Caughie (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th January 2000
ISBN: 9780815327615
Number Of Pages: 350

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This collection of ten original essays is the first to read Virginia Woolf through the prism of our technological present. Expanding on the work of feminist and cultural critics of the past two decades, this volume offers a sustained reflection on the relationship between Walter Benjamin's analyses of mass culture and technology and Woolf's cultural productions of the 1920s and 1930s. It also brings out the extent to which Woolf was beginning to image the technological society then taking shape. This book takes part in contemporary efforts to rethink modernism as a more globalized and technologized phenomenon

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"Consistently scholarly, yet relatively accessible and replete with welcome insights, this collection will serve upper-division undergraduates through faculty in literature and a variety of other divisions." -Choice "In "Virginia Woolf and the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Pamela Caughie wrought a fascinating collection of essays by bringing together a superb cast of Woolf scholars." -Symploke

Series Editor's Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Intellectuals in the Marketplace: Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjaminp. 1
Virginia Woolf and Walter Benjamin Selling Out(Siders)p. 3
Three Guineas, the In-corporated Intellectual, and Nostalgia for the Humanp. 37
Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproductionp. 67
Virginia Woolf, Sound Technologies, and the New Auralityp. 69
The Subversive Mechanics of Woolf's Gramophone in Between the Actsp. 97
Why Isn't Between the Acts a Movie?p. 115
From Edwin Hubble's Telescope to Virginia Woolf's "Searchlight"p. 135
Virginia Woolf and the Age of Motor Carsp. 159
Virginia Woolf on Both Sides of the Camerap. 183
Virginia Woolf, Intellectual Harlotry, and 1920s British Voguep. 185
Virginia Woolf's Photography and the Monk's House Albumsp. 219
Virginia Woolf in the Age of Electronic Reproductionp. 247
How Should One Read a Screen?p. 249
Works Citedp. 267
Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780815327615
ISBN-10: 0815327617
Series: Border Crossings
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 20th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1