Sept 11, 2010
Biblio on Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway


Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. .  Annotated and Intro by Bonnie Kime Scott.  
Harcourt/Harvest, 2005

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.  ed. David Bradshaw.  Oxford UP, 2000.

Wussow,-Helen-M (ed and introd).
Virginia Woolf 'The Hours': The British Museum
Manuscript of Mrs. Dalloway.
 New York, NY : Pace UP, 1997. 491 pp.

Mrs. Dalloway / Virginia Woolf . Edited by Morris Beja. Oxford, UK : Shakespeare
Head Press/ Blackwell, 1996.

  • Hoff, Molly.  Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway: Invisible Presences. Clemson SC:
    Center for Electronic and digital publishing, 2009.  Amazingly detailed
    annotations of literary and especially classical references in MD

  • Barrett, Eileen and Ruth O. Saxton, eds.  Approaches to teaching Woolf's Mrs.
    Dalloway. New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2009.

  • Reid, Su.  Mrs. Dalloway and To the lighthouse, Virginia Woolf .  New York : St.
    Martin's Press, 1993.

  • Dowling, David. Mrs. Dalloway : Mapping Streams of Consciousness. Boston :
    Twayne Publishers, 1991.

  • Bloom, Harold, ed. and Intro.  Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. New York :
    Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.

  • Hawthorn, Jeremy.  Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway : a Study in Alienation.
    London : published for Sussex University Press by Chatto & Windus, 1975.

  • Lilienfeld, Jane,  'Success in Circuit Lies': Editing the War in Mrs. Dalloway.”;
    Woolf Studies Annual, 2009; 15: 113-133

  • Bagley, Melissa.” Nature and the Nation in Mrs. Dalloway.” Woolf Studies
    Annual, 2008; 14: 35-51   treatment of nature; relationship to social hierarchy; cultural
    patterns; nation; feminist approach

  • Joyes, Kaley. “Failed Witnessing in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway.“ i 2008; 14:
    69-89. treatment of witness; trauma; of Smith, Septimus Warren (character); relationship
    to failure

  • Simpson, Kathryn.  “Queering the Market: ‘Mrs. Dalloway in Bond Street,’ Mrs.
    Dalloway and ‘The Hours.’” Chap 2 of Gifts, Markets, and Economies of
    Desire in Virginia Woolf. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008. pp. 50-84.

  • Chen, Fay. “'The Time Is Out of Joint': A Derridean Reading of Virginia Woolf's
    Mrs. Dalloway.” EurAmerica: A Journal of European and American Studies,
    2007 June; 37 (2): 227-54.  treatment of fragmentation; of time; deconstructionist
    approach; theories of Derrida, Jacques

  • Falcetta, Jennie-Rebecca.”  “Geometries of Space and Time: The Cubist
    London of Mrs. Dalloway.” Woolf Studies Annual, 2007; 13: 111-36.  city
    imagery; treatment of spatiotemporal relations; in London; relationship to Cubist painting

  • de Weille, Karin. “Terra Incognita of the Soul: Woolf's Challenge to the
    Imperialist's Concept of Space.”  pp. 95-102 IN: Southworth, Helen (ed. and
    introd.); Sparks, Elisa Kay (ed. and introd.  Woolf and the Art of Exploration:
    Selected Papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Virginia
    Woolf. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital; 2006.

  • Godfrey, Mollie. “Discovering the Readerly Mind: Woolf's Modernist
    Reinvention of the National Poet.” pp. 177-85 IN: Southworth, Helen (ed. and
    introd.); Sparks, Elisa Kay (ed. and introd.) Woolf and the Art of Exploration:
    Selected Papers from the Fifteenth International Conference on Virginia
    Woolf. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital; 2006.

  • Wolfe, Jesse. “The Sane Woman in the Attic: Sexuality and Self-Authorship in
    Mrs. Dalloway.” MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 2005 Spring; 51 (1): 34-59.

  • Taylor, Lisa. “The Loss of Roses: Mother-Daughter Myth and Relationships
    between Women in Mrs. Dalloway.”  West Virginia University Philological
    Papers, 2005; 52: 60-69. treatment of mother-daughter relations; relationship to loss

  • Burian, Cornelia. “Modernity's Shock and Beauty: Trauma and the Vulnerable
    Body in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. DallowaY.”  pp. 70-75 IN: Kukil, Karen V. (ed. and
    introd.); Woolf in the Real World. Northampton, MA: Clemson University
    Digital; 2005.  flower imagery; treatment of trauma; relationship to sexuality; World War I

  • Cohen, Scott.” The Empire from the Street: Virginia Woolf, Wembley, and
    Imperial Monuments.”  MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, 2004 Spring; 50 (1): 85-
    109. This essay attempts to recover the vectors of urban traffic in London as they were
    charted by way of imperial landmarks, both real and imagined, in Virginia Woolf's writing
    about the city. Examining her visit to the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley (1924-25)
    alongside Mrs. Dalloway (1925), I argue that Woolf's novel can be seen as an aesthetic
    and a political response to the representational dilemmas involved with bringing the
    empire home and the difficult task of translating global space into local space.

  • Kostkowska, Justyna. “'Scissors and Silks,' 'Flowers and Trees,' and
    'Geraniums Ruined by the War': Virginia Woolf's Ecological Critique of
    Science in Mrs. Dalloway.”  Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal,
    2004 Mar-Apr; 33 (2): 183-98. treatment of the individual; freedom; science;
    relationship to nature

  • Sparks, Elisa Kay. “Mrs. Dalloway as a Geo/Graphic Novel.”  Virginia Woolf
    Miscellany, 2003 Spring; 62: 6-7. Treatment of London; geographical approach

  • Wood, Andelys. “Walking the web in the lost London of Mrs. Dalloway.” Mosaic
    (Winnipeg) June 2003 v36 i2 p19(14).

  • Bradshaw,-David. “Vanished, Like Leaves': The Military, Elegy and Italy in Mrs.
    Dalloway.”  Woolf-Studies-Annual 8 (2002): 107-25.

  • Christine Froula "Mrs. Dalloway"'s postwar elegy: women, war, and the art of
    mourning.” Modernism/Modernity Jan 2002 v9 i1 p125(39)

  • Low, Lisa . “'Thou Canst Not Touch the Freedom of My Mind': Fascism and
    Disruptive Female Consciousness in Mrs. Dalloway.” 92-104 IN Pawlowski
    Merry (ed. and introd.); Marcus, Jane (afterword). Virginia Woolf and Fascism:
    Resisting the Dictators' Seduction.  Palgrave 2001

  • Monte. Steven.  “Ancients and Moderns in Mrs. Dalloway.” Modern Language
    Quarterly Dec 2000 v61 i4 p587 (11961 words)

  • Hoff, Molly.  “The Pseudo-Homeric World of Mrs. Dalloway.”  Twentieth
    Century Literature, 45.2 (Jan 1999): 186…

  • Lord, Catherine M. “The Frames of Septimus Smith: Through Twenty Four
    Hours in the City of Mrs. Dalloway, 1923, and of Millennial London: Art Is a
    Shocking Experience.”  Parallax. 1999 July-Sept; 5(3 (12)): 36-46.

  • Primamore, Elizabeth. “A don, Virginia Woolf, the masses, and the case of
    Miss Kilman” L.I. T.  Literature Interpretation Theory  Oct 1998 v9 i2 p121(17)
    This article contends that although modernist literature tends to exclude the masses,
    Virginia Woolf does not reflect this hostility in her works.   Topics include discussion of the
    lower class, modernism, and an evaluation   of the character Miss Kilman in 'Mrs.

  • Rosenfeld, Natania.  “Links into fences: the subtext of class division in 'Mrs.  
    Dalloway'.” L I T: Literature Interpretation Theory Oct 1998 v9 i2 p139(22) AB:
    This article examines the manner in which Virginia Woolf analyzes social  class in 'Mrs.
    Dalloway.' Discussion of the characters' self-alienation and inability to communicate
    reveal Woolf's political views of society.

  • DeMeester, Karen.  “Trauma and recovery in Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs. Dalloway.' “
    Modern Fiction Studies  Fall 1998 v44 n3 p649(27). The modernist narrative form
    of Virginia Woolf's novel 'Mrs. Dalloway' closely mirrors the emotions of a trauma survivor
    such as Septimus Smith.  This character's death is caused by his inability to
    communicate his   experiences to others and thus rationalize those experiences. The use
    of the   stream-of-consciousness narrative form also corresponds with Smith's   perception
    of time. Woolf's characterization shows the disillusionment and   confusion caused by the
    postwar identity crisis.

  • Haefele, Lisa. “Violent Conversions, Rhetorical Weapons: Mrs. Dalloway and
    the Influence of a Nationalist Literary History.”  209-14 IN Davis-Laura (ed.);
    McVicker-Jeanette (ed.); Dubino-Jeanne (ed.). Virginia Woolf and Her
    Influences: Selected Papers from the Seventh Annual Conference on Virginia
    Woolf. New York, NY : Pace UP, 1998.

  • Barrett, Eileen. “Unmasking Lesbian  Passion: The Inverted World of Mrs.
    Dalloway.”   pp. 146-64 IN: Barrett, Eileen (ed. and introd.); Cramer, Patricia
    (ed. and introd.) Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. New York, NY: New York
    UP; 1997.

  • Schroder, Leena Kore.  “Mrs Dalloway and the Female Vagrant. Essays-in-
    Criticism . 1995 Oct; 45(4): 324-46.

  • Doan, Laura and Terry Brown.  “Being There: Woolf’s London and the Politics
    of Location.”   In  Selected Papers from the Fourth Annual Conference on
    Virginia Woolf.  New York City: Pace UP, 1995 16-22.

  • Hoff, Molly. "A Feast of Words in Mrs. Dalloway." Woolf Studies Annual 1

  • Williams, Wendy Patrice. Falling through the Cone: The Shape of Mrs.
    Dalloway Makes Its Point.”  210-15 IN Hussey, Mark (ed.); Neverow, Vara
    (ed.); Lilienfeld, Jane (introd.). Virginia Woolf: Emerging Perspectives:
    Selected Papers from the Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. New
    York City : Pace UP, 1994.

  • Abbott,Reginald.  “What Mrs. Kilman’s Petticoat Means: Virginia Woolf,
    Shopping, and Spectacle.”  Modern Fiction Studies  38.1 (Spring 1992): 193-

  • Caramango, Thomas.  The Flight of the Mind: Virginia Woolf’s Art and Manic-
    Depressive Illness.  Berkeley: U of CA P, 1992.  Chapter 9:

  • Wang, Ben.  “’I’ on the Run: Crisis of Identity in Mrs. Dalloway.” Modern Fiction
    Studies  38.1 (Spring 1992): 177-192.

  • Zwerdling (1986)

  • Dowling, David.  Bloomsbury Aesthetics.  136-48.

  • Susan Squire.  “The Carnival and Funeral of Mrs. Dalloway’s London.”  
    Chapter Five of Virginia Woolf and London (1985)

  • *Abel, Elizabeth.  “Narrative Structure(s) and Female Development: The Case
    of Mrs. Dalloway,  In The Voyage In: Fictions of Female Development.
    Elizabeth Abel, Marianne Hirsch, and Elizabeth Lanland, eds.  161-85.  
    Hanover NH: UP of New England.

  • Fleishman, Avorm.  Virginia Woolf: A Critical Reading. Baltimore: Johns
    Hopkins, 1975. MRS. DALLOWAY PP. 69-95.

  • Beker, Mirslav.  "London As A Principle of Structure in Mrs. Dalloway."  Modern
    Fiction Studies 18 (1972): 375-85.  Woolf uses the city of London to "define and test
    the characters, and show how it reveals them and prompts the action of the novel" (376).  
    Beker then explicates how the city defines the characters of Clarissa, Richard, Elizabeth,
    Peter, Septimus, and Rezia.  Yet, despite the various influences upon the various
    characters, the city also works to bind      the characters together.  Woolf’s primary strategy
    for achieving this cohesion is demonstrated through the use of Regent’s Park.

  • McLaurin, Allen.  “The Symbolic Keyboard: Mrs. Dalloway.  From The Echoes
    Enslaved.Cambridge UP, 1973.  Nice study of symbolism, integrative image patterns.

  • Brewster, Dorothy.  Virginia Woolf’s London. London: Allen and Unwin, 1960.

  • Schaefer, Jospehine O’Brien.  The Three-fold Nature of Reality in the Novels
    of Virginia Woolf.  Folcrof Press, PA, 1965.   PR 6045 .072  Z874 1969 (map)

  • Hungerford, Edward A.  “My Tunneling Process: The Method of Mrs.
    Dalloway.”  Modern Fiction Studies 3.2 (1957): 164-7.
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