The average rating for Virginia Woolf and Communities: Selected Papers from the 8th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf based on 2 reviews is 3 stars.
|Review # 1 was written on 2013-10-29 00:00:00|
This is interesting. Hall looks at a variety of novels by male authors (and follows Dickens over the course of a couple decades) that feature female characters; he charts the way that male anxieties about the changing role and rights of women show up in these novels in ways that both "fix" (repair) and "fix" (keep in place) the patriarchy. Hall is also interested in the way in which male anxiety about women leads to homophobia. I haven't read some of the texts he discusses, but his argument is cogent even where I'm not familiar with the primary text. I enjoyed the discussion of Man and Wife in particular; Hall thinks the book is one of Collins's worst (awwww, I like it) but sees it as interesting commentary on Kingsley's muscular Christianity. Worth a read.
|Review # 2 was written on 2016-10-07 00:00:00|
This is a look at how fiction writers sought to understand and undermine English patriarchal heritage and power.
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