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Parallaxes, on Virginia Woolf and James Joyce

Parallaxes, on Virginia Woolf and James Joyce (Hardback)

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Borrowed from optics, the concept of parallax identifies the apparently relative position of objects according to the lines of sight determined by the viewer's standpoint. This concept proves particularly useful in opening new insights into the work of two major authors of Modernist literature: although coincidentally born and deceased in the same years (1882-1941), James Joyce and Virginia Woolf are seldom the object of a joint outlook. Such a watertight separation is witnessed by the scarcity of scholarly work concerned with the relationship between two authors who, on the other hand, often feature together in studies and anthologies on Modernism. Parallaxes fills this void by tackling the many implications of Woolf and Joyce's difficult-if not failed-encounter, and provides new perspectives on the connections between their respective work. The essays in the volume investigate the works of the two writers-seven decades after their death-from a variety of angles, both singularly and jointly, stimulating dialogue between scholars in both Woolf and Joyce studies.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: general Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/04/2014 ISBN-13: 9781443856232  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Marco Canani graduated in English Literature from the Universita degli Studi di Milano, where he holds a PhD fellowship in English. He has read papers and published essays on John Keats, Charles Dickens, Vernon Lee and A. J. Cronin. His research project investigates issues of aesthetics and gender in the fin-de-siecle reception of the Italian Renaissance. He has published a book on the discourses of Hellenism in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British literature and arts, titled Ellenismi britannici: L'ellenismo nella poesia, nelle arti e nella cultura britannica dagli augustei al romanticismo (2014). Sara Sullam studied in Milan, Berlin and Berkeley. She holds a degree in English and German and a PhD in English. She has written her MA thesis on Joyce and her PhD dissertation on Woolf, poetry and the novel. She has published on Joyce, Woolf, William Carlos Williams, and is vice-director of Enthymema, International journal of literary criticism, literary theory, and philosophy of literature. She is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Universita degli Studi di Milano with a research project on the reception and translation of twentieth-century English literature in post-war Italy.

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