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Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
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Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Kristin Czarnecki and Carrie Rohman

Abstract

This book is a compilation of thirty-one chapters which contain discussions presented at the twentieth annual international conference on Virginia Woolf. This volume explores Woolf's complex engagement with the natural world, an engagement that was as political as it was aesthetic. The diversity of topics within this collection—ecofeminism, the nature of time, the nature of the self, nature and sporting, botany, climate, and landscape, just to name a few—fosters a deeper understanding of the nature of nature in Woolf's works.

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, natural world, ecofeminism, nature of time, nature of self, sporting, botany, climate, landscape

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780983533900
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristin Czarnecki, editor
Georgetown College

Carrie Rohman, editor
Lafayette College

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Contents

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“We Make Life”

Carrie Rohman

“The Real World”

Diana L. Swanson

Taking Her Fences

a reading by Beth Rigel Daugherty

The Flesh of Citizenship

Rachel Zlatkin

The Besieged Garden

Jane Lilienfeld

“This, I fancy, must be the sea”

Patrizia A. Muscogiuri

“The Bird is the Word”

Diane F. Gillespie

“Lappin and Lapinova”

Kathryn Simpson

Moments of Aging

Katherine Sedon

Homeless in Nature

Barbara Lonnquist

Mining with the Head

Diana Royer

Virginia Woolf as Mountaineer

Catherine W. Hollis

Transforming Nature

Elise Swinford

Sundered Waters

Dominic Scheck