Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism

By: Helen Southworth (editor)Hardback

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This multi-authored volume focuses on Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press (1917-1941). Scholars from the UK and the US use previously unpublished archival materials and new methodological frameworks to explore the relationships forged by the Woolfs via the Press and to gauge the impact of their editorial choices on writing and culture. Combining literary criticism, book history, biography and sociology, the chapters weave together the stories of the lesser known authors, artists and press workers with the canonical names linked to the press following a 'rich, dialogic' forum or network. The book brings together a wide range of thematic material in three sections - 'Class and Culture', 'Global Bloomsbury' and 'Marketing Other Modernisms'. Topics addressed in the book include imperialism, the middlebrow, religion, translation, the marketplace and poetry, with case studies on West Indian writer C.L.R. James, Welsh poet Huw Menai, child poet Joan Easdale and American artist E. McKnight Kauffer. This original collection will contribute to three vibrant sub-fields now remaking twentieth-century scholarship: print culture, modernist studies, and Woolf studies. Key features: * A significant intervention in current debates on theorising and contextualising modernism * Draws on established Hogarth Press and author-specific archives to open up previously-neglected writers for fresh study * Provides a new view of the Woolfs' achievements as publishers * Sets the agenda for further scholarship in advance of the centenary of the founding of the Press in 2017

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Helen Southworth is Associate Professor of Literature at Clark Honors College, University of Oregon. She is the author of The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette (Ohio State University Press, 2004) and the co-editor, with Elisa K. Sparks, of Woolf and the Art of Exploration: Selected Proceedings from the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (Clemson University Press, 2006).


List of Figures; Acknowledgements; A Hogarth Press Timeline; Introduction, Helen Southworth; PART ONE Class and Culture; 1. 'W. H. Day Spender' Had a Sister: Joan Adeney Easdale, Mark Hussey; 2. The Middlebrows of the Hogarth Press: Rose Macaulay, E. M. Delafi eld and Cultural Hierarchies in Interwar Britain, Melissa Sullivan; 3. 'Woolfs' in Sheep's Clothing: the Hogarth Press and 'Religion'; Diane F. Gillespie; PART TWO Global Bloomsbury; 4. The Hogarth Press and Networks of Anti-Colonialism, Anna Snaith; 5. William Plomer, Transnational Modernism and the Hogarth Press, John K. Young; 6. The Writer, the Prince and the Scholar: Virginia Woolf, D. S. Mirsky, and Jane Harrison's Translation from Russian of The Life of the Archpriest Avvakum, by Himself - a Revaluation of the Radical Politics of the Hogarth Press, Jean Mills; PART THREE Marketing Other Modernisms; 7. On or About December 1928 the Hogarth Press Changed: E. McKnight Kauffer, Art, Markets and the Hogarth Press 1928-39, Elizabeth Willson Gordon; 8. 'Going Over': The Woolfs, the Hogarth Press and Working-Class Voices, Helen Southworth; 9. 'Oh Lord what it is to publish a best seller': The Woolfs' Professional Relationship with Vita Sackville-West, Stephen Barkway; Appendix: The Hogarth Press: Vita Sackville-West's Publications; List of Contributors; Index.

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  • publication date: 19/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780748642274
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780748642274
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0748642277

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