Virginia Woolf, Modernity And History: Constellations with Walter Benjamin

Hardcover | April 15, 2010

byAngeliki Spiropoulou

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This new study analyses the representation of the past and the practice of historiography in the fiction and critical writings of Virginia Woolf, and draws parallels between Woolf's historiographical imagination and the thought of Walter Benjamin, German philosopher of history and key theorist of modernity.

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This new study analyses the representation of the past and the practice of historiography in the fiction and critical writings of Virginia Woolf, and draws parallels between Woolf's historiographical imagination and the thought of Walter Benjamin, German philosopher of history and key theorist of modernity.

ANGELIKI SPIROPOULOU holds a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK. She is Lecturer in Modern European Literature and Theory at the University of the Peloponnese, Greece. Her recent publications include: Culture Agonistes: Debating Culture, Rereading Texts (co-editor, Bern 2002); Contemporary Greek Fiction: International Orientations ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.76 × 5.67 × 0.8 inPublished:April 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537588

ISBN - 13:9780230537583

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Reading Virginia Woolf in Constellation with Walter Benjamin
Modernity, Modernism and the Past
Theories of History, Models of Historiography
Antiquity and Modernity: Jacob’s Room and the ‘Greek Myth’
Historical Fictions, Fictional Fashions and Time: Orlando as the ‘Angel of History’
Natural History and Historical Nature in To the Lighthouse and Other Fiction
Dreaming, History and the Visions of the Obscure in The Years
This Stage of History: Between the Acts and the Destruction of Tradition
A ‘Common History’: Anonymous Artists, Communal Collectivities
Notes
Bibliography
Index