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The Resource Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism, Jean Mills

Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism, Jean Mills

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Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism
Title
Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism
Statement of responsibility
Jean Mills
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Language
eng
Summary
In a work that re-investigates archival materials and deploys an innovative theoretical framework, Jean Mills explores the intellectual and political relationship between Virginia Woolf and the Cambridge classicist Jane Ellen Harrison. Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the Spirit of Modernist Classicism discovers an intimate connection crucial to Woolf{u2019}s professional identity and intellectual and artistic development in Harrison{u2019}s controversial, feminist interpretations of Greek mythology. Mills argues that cross-reading Jane Harrison and Virginia Woolf exposes a distinctive relationship between two women intellectuals, one that does not rehearse the linearity of influence but instead demonstrates the intricacy of intertextuality{u2014}an active and transformative use of one body of writing by another writer{u2014}that makes of Virginia Woolf{u2019}s modernism a specifically feminist amplification. This cross-reading reveals a dimension of modernism that has been overlooked or minimized: Mills demonstrates that the questions preoccupying Harrison also resonated with Woolf, who adapted Harrison{u2019}s ideas to her own intellectual, political, and literary pursuits. To an extent, Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the Spirit of Modernist Classicism participates in an act of classical recovery. It is an effort to revive and reclaim Harrison{u2019}s work and to illustrate the degree to which her cultural, political, and scholastic example informed one of the major modernist voices of the twentieth century. --Provided by publisher
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Mills, Jean
Dewey number
820.9/112
Index
index present
LC call number
PR478.M6
LC item number
M56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Classical memories/modern identities
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  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Harrison, Jane Ellen
Label
Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism, Jean Mills
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Of the nymph and the noun : Jane Harrison, Janet Case, and Virginia Woolf's Greek education : from mentorship to transpersonal desire -- The making and re-making of a god(dess) : re-writing modernism's war story. Feminist ritual structures as transpersonal plots -- Reading transpersonally I: Next comes the wife's room ... : A room of one's own and Scientiae sacra fames -- Reading transpersonally II: Women building peace : three Guineas and Epilogue on war : peace with patriotism -- To Russia with love : literature, language, and a shared ideology of the political left -- Afterword. Modernism's transpersonal and: re-connecting women's lives/Women's work and the politics of recovering a reputation
Control code
861955962
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780814212523
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955962
Label
Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the spirit of modernist classicism, Jean Mills
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Of the nymph and the noun : Jane Harrison, Janet Case, and Virginia Woolf's Greek education : from mentorship to transpersonal desire -- The making and re-making of a god(dess) : re-writing modernism's war story. Feminist ritual structures as transpersonal plots -- Reading transpersonally I: Next comes the wife's room ... : A room of one's own and Scientiae sacra fames -- Reading transpersonally II: Women building peace : three Guineas and Epilogue on war : peace with patriotism -- To Russia with love : literature, language, and a shared ideology of the political left -- Afterword. Modernism's transpersonal and: re-connecting women's lives/Women's work and the politics of recovering a reputation
Control code
861955962
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 192 pages
Isbn
9780814212523
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013032589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861955962

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