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The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Jeanne Dubino, Paulina Pajak, Catherine W. Hollis, Celiese Lypka, and Vara Neverow


This book considers the global responses Woolf’s work has inspired and her worldwide impact. The 23 chapters address the ways Woolf is received by writers, publishers, academics, reading audiences, and students in countries around the world; how she is translated into multiple languages; and how her life is transformed into global contemporary biofiction. The 24 authors hail from regions around the world: West and East Europe, the Middle East/North Africa, North and South America, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. They write about Woolf’s reception in Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, ... More

Keywords: Virginia Woolf, World/global/transnational literatures, Literary modernism, Contemporary biofiction, Transcultural exchanges, Translation studies, Reception studies, Feminism and sexualities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474448475
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeanne Dubino, editor
Appalachian State University

Paulina Pajak, editor
University of Wrocław

Catherine W. Hollis, editor
University of California Berkeley

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Introduction: Planetary Woolf

Paulina Pająk, Jeanne Dubino and Catherine W. Hollis1

Part I Planetary and Global Receptions of Woolf

Part II Woolf’s Legacies in Literature

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