Virginia Woolf, The Intellectual, And The Public Sphere by Melba Cuddy-KeaneVirginia Woolf, The Intellectual, And The Public Sphere by Melba Cuddy-Keane

Virginia Woolf, The Intellectual, And The Public Sphere

byMelba Cuddy-Keane

Paperback | January 18, 2007

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Melba Cuddy-Keane relates Woolf's literary reviews and essays to early twentieth-century debates about the value of "highbrow" culture; the methods of instruction in universities and adult education; and the importance of an educated public for the realization of democratic goals. Combining a wealth of historical detail with a penetrating analysis of Woolf's essays, this study will alter our views of Woolf, modernism, and intellectual endeavor.
Melba Cuddy-Keane is Associate Professor of English and a Northrop Frye Scholar at the University of Toronto. She has written widely on Virginia Woolf and literary criticism.
Title:Virginia Woolf, The Intellectual, And The Public SphereFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:January 18, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521035384

ISBN - 13:9780521035385


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: a wider sphere; Part I. Cultural Contexts: 1. Democratic highbrow: Woolf and the classless intellectual; 2. Woolf, English studies and the making of the (new) common reader; Part II. Critical Practice: 3. Woolf and the theory and pedagogy of reading; Postscript: intellectual work today; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"In this meticulous, often brilliant book, Cuddy-Keane focuses on both the 'cultural contexts' and 'critical practice' of Woolf's more than 500 essays and reviews on literary history and criticism.... Readers of this groundbreaking book--one of the most important studies of Woolf in years--will hereafter approach Woolf's critical writings with closer attention and increased respect. Essential." Choice