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This blog posts a random and evolving set of study guides , plot outlines, discussion questions and critical bibliographies related to the Works of Virginia Woolf.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Early Short Stories: Bibliography

  Aug 30, 2010
Biblio on Woolf's Early Short Stories    
    
EDITIONS AND TEXTS
   The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf. Ed. Susan Dick. 2nd. Ed. New
 York: Harcourt, 1989.

SHORT STORIES IN GENERAL
     BOOKS
   Reynier, Christine. Virginia Woolf's Ethics of the Short Story. Palgrave Macmillan (August 18, 2009)  
   Reynier, Christine. (ed. and foreword) Special Issue on Virginia Woolf.  Journal of the Short Story in English, 2008 Spring; 50: 7-225
    Benzel, Kathryn N. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman, Ruth (ed. and introd.); Dick, Susan (foreword) Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004.
    Skrbic, Nena. Wild Outbursts of Freedom: Reading Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction  Westport, CT: Praeger; 2004. xxiii, 189 pp.
    Baldwin, Dean. Virginia Woolf: A Study of the Short Fiction (1989)

    ARTICLES and Chapters
   Louvel, Liliane, “Telling 'by' Inches: Virginia Woolf's Shorter Fiction.”  Journal of the Short Story in English, 2008 Spring; 50: 185-200.
   Prudente, Teresa. “To Slip Easily from One Thing to Another': Experimentalism and Perception in Woolf's Short Stories.” Journal of the Short Story in English, 2008 Spring; 50: 171-183.
    Reynier, Christine. “The 'Obstinate Resistance' of  Woolf’s Short Story.” Journal of the Short Story in English, 2008 Spring; 50: 2-5.
   Briggs, Julia. ‘Our Press Arrived On Tuesday’: Monday Or Tuesday (1921).” Chapter 3 of  Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life.  London: Penquin[Allen Lane] 2005. 58-83.
    Briggs, Julia. “'Cut Deep and Scored Thick with Meaning': Frame and Focus in Woolf's Later Short Stories.” pp. 175-91 IN: Benzel, Kathryn N. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman, Ruth (ed. and introd.); Dick, Susan (foreword  Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004.
   Colburn, Krystyna. “The Lesbian Intertext of Woolf's Short Fiction.” pp. 63-80IN: Benzel, Kathryn N. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman, Ruth (ed. and introd.) Dick, Susan (foreword) Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004 
   Levy, Michelle. “Virginia Woolf's Shorter Fictional Explorations of the ExternalWorld: 'Closely United … Immensely Divided'.” pp. 139-55 IN: Benzel, KathrynN. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman, Ruth (ed. and introd.); Dick, Susan (foreword) Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004.
    Staveley, Alice. “Voicing Virginia: The Monday or Tuesday Years” pp. 262-67 IN: Daugherty, Beth Rigel (ed.); Barrett, Eileen (ed.) Virginia Woolf: Texts an Contexts. New York: Pace UP; 1996.
   Baldwin, Dean. 13-26 in Virginia Woolf: A Study of the Short Fiction (1989) (R)
   Dick, Susan.  "Chasms in the Continuity of Our Way: Jacob's Room."  Chapter Two of Virginia Woolf.  London & New York: Edward Arnold, 1989. (R)
    Gillespie, Diane Filby.  The Sisters' Arts: The Writing and Painting of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Syracuse UP, 1988.  See especially pp. 118-39. (R)  
   Davenport, Tony. "The Life of 'Monday or Tuesday."  Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, ed. Clements and Grundy.  (1983): 157-75.
   Meyerowitz, Selma.  "What is to Console Us?: The Politics of Deception in Woolf's Short Stories."  238-52 in New Feminist Essays on Virginia Woolf, ed. Jane Marcus (1981).  
   Fleishman, Avrom, "Forms of the Woolfian Short Story."  44-71 in Virginia Woolf: Revaluation and Continuity, ed. Ralph Freeman (1980). (R)

THE MARK ON THE WALL  
   Woodville, Katherine E Color Copy: Woolf's Parody 'The Mark on the Wall' Deconstructs 'The Yellow Wallpaper'.” p.p. 205-209 IN: Wright, Will (ed. and introd.); Kaplan, Steven (ed. and introd.) The Image of the Outsider II. Pueblo, CO: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, Colorado State University-Pueblo; 2008.
   Cyr, "A Conflict of Closure in VW's 'Mark'" "A conflict of closure in Virginia Woolf's 'The Mark on the Wall.'" Studies in Short Fiction, Spring, 1996
   Narey, Wayne. ;”Virginia Woolf's 'The Mark on the Wall': An Einsteinian View of Art.”  Studies in Short Fiction, 1992 Winter; 29 (1): 35-42.

 A HAUNTED HOUSE
   Reynier, Christine.  "''A Haunted House' or The Genius of To the Lighthouse." Journal of the Short Story in English 14 (1990): 63-78.
   Steele, Elizabeth.  "'A Haunted House: VW's Noh Story."  Studies in Short Fiction 26.2 (1989): 151-61.
   de Araujo, Victor. "'A Haunted House' -- The Shattered Glass." (1966) rpt. in  Baldwin, pp. 121-129.

KEW GARDENS
   Taylor, Oliver. 'What's 'It'-What Do You Mean by 'It'?': Lost Readings and Getting Lost in 'Kew Gardens': Journal of the Short Story in English, 2008  Spring; 50: 121-135.
   Staveley, Alice. Conversations at Kew: Reading Woolf's Feminist Narratology. pp. 39-62 IN: Benzel, Kathryn N. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman, Ruth (ed. and introd.); Dick, Susan (foreword) Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004. 
   McVicker, Jeanette.  "Vast Nests of Chinese Boxes, or Getting from Q to R: Critiquing Empire in 'Kew Gardens' and To the Lighthouse." 40 42 IN Hussey Mark (ed.); Neverow  Turk Vara (ed.). Virginia Woolf Miscellanies: Proceedings of the First Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. New York : Pace UP, 1992.
   Bishop, Edward.  "Purusing 'It' through Kew Gardens."  Studies in Short Fiction 19.3 (1982): 269-75.
    Oakland, John.  "Virginia Woolf's 'Kew Gardens'."  English Studies 68.3 (1987): 264-73.
    
 BLUE AND GREEN
   Benzel, Kathryn N.. Verbal Painting in 'Blue & Green' and 'Monday or Tuesday.”: pp. 157-74 IN: Benzel, Kathryn N. (ed. and introd.); Hoberman,Ruth (ed. and introd.); Dick, Susan (foreword) Trespassing Boundaries: Virginia Woolf's Short Fiction. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan; 2004.


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Plot Outline for The Voyage Out

Plot Outline  for The Voyage Out
(pg numbers refer to American Harcourt ed. (1948)

CHAPTER I
9                Ambroses on Embankment; board ship; meet Rachel, Willoughby
CHAPTER II
24             Shipboard: Mr. Pepper: Mrs. Chailey. leaving flowers in England. Embroidery . Rachel’s education
CHAPTER III
38             Shipboard: Lisbon, Dalloways. Literary talk
CHAPTER IV
53             Shipboard: Clarissa and Mr. Grice the Steward. R and C talk; R talks politics with Richard D
CHAPTER V
70             Shipboard: first storm; Richard kisses R (76); R’s dream
CHAPTER VI
78             Shipboard: Dalloways depart; R and Helen discuss men. H invites R to stay wi her. Father selfish
CHAPTER VII
87             Arrive at Santa Marina—villa and garden
CHAPTER VIII
95             SM: three months in villa; R and H secretly visit hotel, see Hewet
CHAPTER IX
103           Hotel: Miss Allen, Susan Warrington, Hirst and Hewet. Morning: Mrs. Elliot, Mrs. Thornbury, Mrs. Paley. Mr. Venning. Ridley Ambrose to hotel
CHAPTER X
123           Rachel’s private room, Ibsen, Meredith. Invitation to picnic. Expedition to Monte Rosa. View of forest. Picnic, ants
CHAPTER XI.
136           Susan and Arthur wander off, proposal. R&T see them embracing. Hirst and Helen talk. Tea.  Fireworks
CHAPTER XII
150           dance at hotel to celebrate engagement. Hirst putting R down. Hewet sympathetic. Rachel plays and they invent dances; dance till dawn
CHAPTER XIII
170           Rachel begins reading Gibbon.  Encounter wi tree (174) , red flowers, yellow butterfly
CHAPTER XIV
177           Mail from England; moth. Terence spies on Rachel in villa, talks to Ev Murg abt love (multiple proposals)
CHAPTER XV
195           various visitors, tea wi Flushings in garden; Hirst and Helen in garden
CHAPTER XVI
210           R +T go for a walk looking over ocean; discuss lives; first names
CHAPTER XVII                                                                                               
220           summer; visitors; church; lunch wi Mrs. Flushing; planning river trip. Hewett jealous
CHAPTER XVIII
240           Terence thinking about marriage
CHAPTER XIX
245           Rachel talking to Evelyn Murgatroyd, jealous; believes in everything; kill chickens in garden; dressing Miss Allen river plan
CHAPTER XX
264           set off upriver; R+T walk into jungle & declare love
CHAPTER XXI
277           next day sailing up river; village; wrestling with Helen; discuss marriage with Helen
CHAPTER XXII
290           R+T seek solitude; thinking abt returning to London;
CHAPTER XXIII
304           gossip btw H and St. John; prostitute thrown out.  T bullies R into going to hotel.
CHAPTER XXIV
313           T falls asleep; Mrs Allen finishes book; Hughling Elliot ill; Evelyn’s plans; Susan and Arthur
CHAPTER XXV
326           Heat; T reading aloud to R from Comus; R sick, dream of deformed women; T shares her peace before she dies. Cries out “Rachel! Rachel!”
CHAPTER XXVI
355           News of R’s death spreads thru hotel; Mr. Perrott proposes to Evelyn again in the garden
CHAPTER XXVII

368           Storm arrives; trapped moth.  Storm ends—Hirst half-asleep.