Conclusion ‘Thinking Against the Current’

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:
Conclusion ‘Thinking Against the Current’

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This chapter examines the crucial role played by resistance, which is enacted and expressed by the ‘essayistic’, and looks at Woolf's call for participation, critical thinking and activity, as well as the increase in the use of the new media. It highlights the impact of Woolf's Three Guineas, and concludes that people should never neglect the power of words.

Keywords: resistance; essayistic; participation; critical thinking; new media; Three Guineas; power of words

Chapter.  2509 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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