Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernity

R. S. Koppen


This book places Woolf's writing in the context of sartorial practice from the Victorian period to the 1930s, and theories of dress and fashion from Thomas Carlyle to Walter Benjamin, Wyndham Lewis and J.C. Flugel. Bringing together studies in fashion, body culture and modernism, it explores the modern fascination with sartorial fashion as well as with clothes as objects, signs, things and embodied practice. Fashion was deeply implicated with the nineteenth-century modern and remained in focus for the modernities that continued to be proclaimed in the early decades of the following century. Cl ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, satire, Victorian period, 1930s, fashion, body culture, modernism, clothing, image, modern materialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638727
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638727.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. S. Koppen, author