Visuality and Spatiality in Virginia Woolf's Fiction by Savina StevanatoVisuality and Spatiality in Virginia Woolf's Fiction by Savina Stevanato

Visuality and Spatiality in Virginia Woolf's Fiction

bySavina Stevanato

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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This book offers an interpretative key to Virginia Woolf’s visual and spatial strategies by investigating their nature, role and function. The author examines long-debated theoretical and critical issues with their philosophical implications, as well as Woolf’s commitment to contemporary aesthetic theories and practices. The analytical core of the book is introduced by a historical survey of the interart relationship and significant critical theories, with a focus on the context of Modernism. The author makes use of three investigative tools: descriptive visuality, the widely debated notion of spatial form, and cognitive visuality. The cognitive and remedial value of Woolf’s visual and spatial strategies is demonstrated through an inter-textual analysis of To the Lighthouse, The Waves and Between the Acts (with cross-references to Woolf’s short stories and Jacob’s Room). The development of Woolf’s literary output is read in the light of a quest for unity, a formal attempt to restore parts to wholeness and to rescue Being from Nothingness.
Savina Stevanato received her PhD from the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, where she has since held two research fellowships. Her research interests lie in the relationship between the verbal and the visual and between the verbal and the musical in English modernist literature, with particular reference to T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf...
Title:Visuality and Spatiality in Virginia Woolf's FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:303430241X

ISBN - 13:9783034302418

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Table of Contents

Contents: An Approach to Interart Investigation – The Modern Age and the Arts – Woolf’s Visuality and Spatiality – To the Lighthouse, The Waves, Between the Acts: An Analysis – The Remedial Implications of Spatial Form.