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Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language
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Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Judith Allen

Abstract

In the context of today's significant struggles with ‘fundamentalisms’, media consolidation and the stifling of dissent, this book's close readings of Woolf's writings focus on their relevance to our current political situation. The author approaches Woolf as a theorist of language as well as of reading, and shows how her writing strategies – sometimes single, resonant words – function to express and enact her politics. She also shows how Woolf's complex arguments serve to awaken her readers to the lack of transparency in the dissemination of information, the complexities and power of language ... More

Keywords: fundamentalisms, media consolidation, dissent, Virginia Woolf, politics, language theory, resonant words, transparency, dissemination of information, critical thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748636754
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636754.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith Allen, author