Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

Walking Virginia Woolf’s London

An Investigation in Literary Geography

Authors: Larsson, Lisbeth

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  • Offers a formidable body of criticism on the subject of Woolf’s London including over 20 maps and detailed discussions of her novels and other works
  • Combines the emerging field of literary spatial studies with theories on mobility and geography
  • Sheds light on a vastly overlooked scholarly gap in Woolf Studies
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This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs the characters in her stories in a very politically conscious way. As Larsson argues, none of Woolf’s characters are able to walk just anywhere, at any time in history, or at any time of the day. Time, place, gender, and class form the conditions of life that the characters must accept or challenge.

Featuring an array of detailed maps, Walking Virginia Woolf’s London: An Investigation in Literary Geography brings a fascinating new perspective to Virginia Woolf’s work. It is essential reading for scholars of modernist literature or geocriticism.

About the authors

Lisbeth Larsson has been Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg since 2000. Her major publications are in the fields of popular culture, feminism and biography. She edited and contributed to The History of Nordic Women’s Literature. At present she heads the project Swedish Women Online.

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“A meticulous and comprehensive addition to stud­ies of Woolf’s walking, Lisbeth Larsson’s book sets out to trace … an inductive survey of the actual walks taken by various characters which uses the tools of literary geography to draw insightful conclusions about Woolf’s political demarcations of London and her critiques of class, patriarchy, and colonialism.” (Elisa Kay Sparks, Woolf Studies Annual, Vol. 25, 2019)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Walking Virginia Woolf’s London
Book Subtitle
An Investigation in Literary Geography
Authors
Series Title
Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55672-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55672-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55671-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85722-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 247
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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