Interrogating ‘Wildness’

Allen Judith

in Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748636754
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651962 | DOI:
Interrogating ‘Wildness’

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This chapter examines Hayden White's Tropics of Discourse, which takes a look at the survival of the word ‘wildness’, and reviews Woolf's metaphorical references to the ‘wild’ using the lens of Montaigne's ‘Of Cannibals’. It also discusses Woolf's appropriation of ‘wildness’ for women.

Keywords: wildness; Hayden White; Tropics of Discourse; metaphorical references; Of Cannibals

Chapter.  7977 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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