Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture EUP)

Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture EUP)

Susan David Bernstein


Examines the studying Room of the British Museum utilizing documentary, theoretical, ancient, and literary sources

Roomscape explores a particular web site - the interpreting Room of the British Museum - as an area of ingenious power relating to the emergence of recent girls writers in Victorian and early twentieth-century London. Drawing on archival fabrics, Roomscape is the 1st examine to combine documentary, old, and literary assets to envision the importance of this house and its assets for ladies who wrote translations, poetry, and fiction. This ebook demanding situations an review of the interpreting Room of the British Museum as a bastion of sophistication and gender privilege, a picture demonstrated by way of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Roomscape also questions the worth of privateness and autonomy in buildings of lady authorship. instead of viewing studying and writing as solitary, Roomscape investigates the general public, social, and spatial dimensions of literary creation. the results of this research achieve into the present electronic period and its adjustments of practices of analyzing, writing, and archiving. besides an appendix of impressive readers on the British Museum from the final centuries, the booklet contributes to scholarship on George Eliot, Amy Levy, Eleanor Marx, Clementina Black, Constance Black Garnett, Christina Rossetti, Mathilde Blind, and Virginia Woolf.

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