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Virginia Woolf: Writing the World$
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Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780990895800

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.001.0001

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date: 21 October 2017

Roundtable: Woolf and Violence

Roundtable: Woolf and Violence

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(p.2) Roundtable: Woolf and Violence
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Virginia Woolf: Writing the World
Author(s):

Mark Hussey

Sarah Cole

J. Ashley Foster

Christine Froula

Jean Mills

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780990895800.003.0001

The authors address issues of violence, war, peace, conflict, force, and literary form in the work of Virginia Woolf. They examine the relation of Woolf’s writing and thought to peace studies and the pedagogy of non-violence; the sources of violence and war; Woolf’s betrayal by her male modernist peers; the implications of dividing “war,” “violence,” and “force” as separate categories for discussion; and the current relevance of Woolf’s analysis of the causes of war and the sources of peace and her assertion that “thinking is my fighting.” The authors consult such works as Woolf’s Three Guineas, Letters, Diary, and “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid.”

Keywords:   Virginia Woolf, Violence, War, Peace, Modernism, Pedagogy, World War, Current affairs, Three Guineas, Thoughts on Peace

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