Shared Affinities: Katherine Mansfield, Ling Shuhua, and Virginia Woolf

Chinoiserie and Modernism, ed. Ann Witchard. Edinburgh UP, 2015.
‘It’s like walking over a bridge on a willow pattern plate,’ remarked Virginia Woolf when reviewing the stories of the seventeenth-century Chinese writer, Pu Song-Ling.[i] Using the narrow bridge on the popular willow plate as a metaphor for her attempt to understand the strange stories-- boys who climb ropes to…
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Editor: Virginia Woolf Miscellany: "Virginia Woolf In/On Translation"

VIRGINIA WOOLF IN/ON TRANSLATION "I opened the box and thought 'this is what a garden in South America must look like."' So begins a letter from Virginia Woolf to the Argentinian writer, Victoria Ocampo1 , upon receiving a box of beautiful purple butterflies. She continues, Here we are grey and…
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Julian Bell: The Violent Pacifist (biography, Monograph)

London: Cecil Woolf Publishers, June 2006.
Virginia Woolf described Julian Bell, her nephew, as ‘a wild ruffian’ as he rambled across the grounds of Charleston, the spoiled and favorite child of Vanessa Bell. As he grew into a man, he was variously labeled a poet, military strategist, conscientious objector, teacher, libertine, journalist, activist, but, most decidedly,…
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Virginia Woolf and the East (Monograph)

London: Cecil Woolf Publishers, 1995
Virginia Woolf stands upon a bridge that connects not only the private and public worlds of women, but also the developing aesthetics of writers of different countries. This expansive view of Woolf is not popular today (1995) as Bloombury-bashing critics charge that the principle upon which modernism fashioned itself is…
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"Issues in World Literature" (1994)

Introduction, to accompany The Harper Collins World Reader, written with Sarah Bird Wright, 9-18, 1994.
Introduction: This collection of essays by specialists in world literature teaches us to care about theory as part of the teaching of literature. The essaysist tell us that, in reading widely across cultures, the work-a-day vocabulary of the humanities or literature class need to be reviewed, reconsidered, and redefined: worlds…
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