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Locating Woolf: The Politics of Space and Place

  • Anna Snaith
  • Michael H. Whitworth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. 1 Introduction: Approaches to Space and Place in Woolf

    1. Anna Snaith, Michael H. Whitworth
      Pages 1-28
  3. Gendered Spaces

  4. Urban and Rural Spaces

  5. Postcolonial Spaces

  6. New Technologies

  7. Transcultural Spaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Ian Blyth
      Pages 183-196
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 197-213

About this book


This book offers an in-depth treatment of Woolf's representations of space and place. Eleven essays contribute not only to Woolf studies but also to emergent debates concerning modernism's relations to empire and geography. They offer innovative and interdisciplinary readings on topics such as London's imperial spaces and the gendering of space.


Modernism space time Virginia Woolf

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Snaith
    • 1
  • Michael H. Whitworth
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK
  2. 2.Merton CollegeOxfordUK

About the editors

IAN BLYTH AHRC Research Fellow in the School of English, University of St Andrews, UK KURT KOENIGSBERGER Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA SEI KOSUGI Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan JANE LEWTY Assistant Professor of Twentieth-Century British Literature in the Department of English, University of Northern Iowa, USA SUZANNE LYNCH Independent scholar and freelance journalist LEENA KORE SCHRÖDER Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Nottingham, UK NOBUYOSHI OTA Associate Professor in English at Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan LINDEN PEACH Professor and Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University, UK TRACY SEELEY Teaches Victorian and Twentieth-Century British Literature and nonfiction creative writing at the University of San Francisco, USA HELEN SOUTHWORTH Assistant Professor of Literature in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, USA

Bibliographic information


'Each chapter offers illuminating and innovative readings of space and place in Woolf. This is an excellent collection of essays and will be a critical touchstone for years to come.' - Dr Jane Goldman, Department of English, University of Dundee, UK

'...the range and diversity of its essays is perhaps the most striking feature of this collection.' - Eric Sandberg, Partial Answers

'It is a volume that should be a reference point for all future studies of Woolf, not only those interested in work on spatial themes, and the editors should be commended for the care and attention they have devoted to the selection and presentation of the essays, which often connent and overlap in their interests, enriching the coherence of the volume overall.' - Andrew Thacker, The Review of English Studies