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“beauty, simplicity and peace”: Faithful Pacifism, Activist Writing, and The Years

Charles Andrews.

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3564 words.

This essay discusses how Woolf’s pacifism is a deeply-held conviction that remained intact even when its supposed “effectiveness” had been debunked. Pacifism animates much of Woolf’s...

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Academics at war – Bertrand Russell and Cambridge

Jonathan Atkin.

in A War of Individuals

September 2002; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13640 words.

The Cambridge mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell was able to articulate with extraordinary clarity a fully humanistic opposition to the Great War. At times during the war's...

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Seven Arts

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(Nov. 1916–Oct. 1917),

monthly little magazine intended to foster native talents and points of view and encourage freer expression than could be countenanced in the more...

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Introduction

Jonathan Atkin.

in A War of Individuals

September 2002; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 4524 words.

The Great War of 1914–1918 was the first ‘modern’ war, involving more spheres of human experience than perhaps any previous conflict. Whole populations were caught up in it and exhibited...

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A War of Individuals

Jonathan Atkin.

September 2002; p ublished online July 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 256 pages.

The Great War still haunts us. This book draws together examples of the ‘aesthetic pacifism’ practised during the Great War by such celebrated individuals as Virginia Woolf, Siegfried...

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The Sex War and the Great War: Woolf’S Late Victorian Inheritance in Three Guineas

Christine Haskill.

in Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 3462 words.

This essay interrogates how Woolf’s construction of feminist pacifism in Three Guineas (1938) resonates with late Victorian literary feminism. The narrator’s internal debate within Three...

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Patterns of Violence

Sarah Cole.

in At the Violet Hour

November 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 43929 words.

This chapter makes the case for reading Woolf's works—from her first novel to her last, with a special emphasis on her three primary works of the 1930s, The Years, Three Guineas, and Betwee...

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Why Leopold Bloom Menstruates

Austin Briggs.

in Bloomsday 100

October 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9629 words.

This chapter examines a persistent vein of imagery in James Joyce's Ulysses which cross-associates Bloom with stereotypical properties of Jewishness, particularly those of effeminacy and...

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War and Peace in Radical Writing for Children

Kimberley Reynolds.

in Left Out

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12947 words.

This chapter covers opposition to war in a range of children’s publications in the years between the two world wars. It shows how opposition spanned all social classes, but was particularly...

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Contexts and intertexts

Helena Grice.

in Maxine Hong Kingston

June 2006; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 5023 words.

This chapter suggests that the debates over the veracity, or otherwise, of Maxine Hong Kingston's cultural sources, and the vast body of critical material on the feminism-mother/daughter...

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Ad Bellum Purificandum

Giorgio Mariani.

in Waging War on War

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12935 words.

This chapter examines the notion that peace is either a temporary suspension of war or, even worse, a camouflaged form of violence. It begins with a discussion of the controversy sparked by...

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Waging War on the Sacred

Giorgio Mariani.

in Waging War on War

December 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 12034 words.

This chapter examines William Faulkner's war novel A Fable, which, by rethinking the story of the Passion of Christ as a World War I tale, criticizes both the ideology of war and those...

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Gandhi's Interpreter

Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory.

May 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 336 pages.

Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in...

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