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‘On different levels ourselves went forward’: pageantry, class politics and narrative form in Virginia Woolf’s late writing

Harker, B 2010, '‘On different levels ourselves went forward’: pageantry, class politics and narrative form in Virginia Woolf’s late writing' , ELH: English Literary History . (In Press)

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Abstract

This essay focuses on questions of class, politics and narrative form in Virginia Woolf’s late writing, in particular her posthumously published novel, Between the Acts. The novel is frequently discussed by critics in relation to the Second World War; this essay pushes an overlapping but critically overlooked context into view. It reads the text in the light of late 1930s leftist cultural production, particularly those discourses about national history and cultural traditions that loomed large during the popular front period. The essay argues that Woolf’s last novel is the conflicted location of a search for a more inclusive narrative form.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: (Author)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: ELH: English Literary History
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0013-8304
Depositing User: B Harker
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 14:28
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 10:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/11555

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