Sept. 3, 2010
    Criticism on Jacob's Room


    Jacob’s Room.  Vara Neverow, Intro and annotations. NY: Harcourt, 2008.

    Virginia Woolf: Jacob’s Room. A Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Suzanne Raitt.
    WW. Norton & Co, 2007.

    Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room: The Holograph Draft. Ed.  Edward Bishop.  
    NY: Pace UP, 1998.

    Text of novel at eBooks@Adelaide

    Criticism: Articles and Chapters in Books

    Hollander, Rachel. “Novel Ethics: Alterity and Form in Jacob's Room.”  
    Twentieth Century Literature:  2007 Spring; 53 (1): 40-66.

    **Goldman, Jane.  The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf.  Cambridge
    UP, 2006. pp. 50-53. (R)

    Hancock, Kami A.  “Deviant Snapshots: Re-Visiting Jacob's Room.” Virginia
    Woolf Miscellany, 2006 Fall; 70: 10-11.

    *Reginio, Robert. Virginia Woolf and the Technologies of Exploration: Jacob's
    Room as Counter-Monument pp. 86-94 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.

    *Julia Briggs.  Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life.  London: Penguin [Allen Lane]
    2005. Chapter 4: “In Search of Jacob,” pp. 84-108.

    Yang, Sharon R. Subversion of The Prelude in Jacob's Room, or the Woolf
    Who Cried Wordsworth. " Midwest Quarterly 2004 Summer; 45 (4): 331-53

    *Bishop, Edward L “Mind the Gap: The Spaces in Jacob's Room.”  Woolf
    Studies Annual, 2004; 10: 31-49.

    *Neverow, Vara S. “The Return of the Great Goddess: Immortal Virginity,
    Sexual Autonomy and Lesbian Possibility in Jacob's Room.” Woolf Studies
    Annual, 2004; 10: 203-31.

    *MacKay, Marina. “The Lunacy of Men, the Idiocy of Women: Woolf, West, and
    War.” NWSA Journal, 2003 Fall; 15 (3): 124-44.

    Flint, Kate. “Sounds of the City: Virginia Woolf and Modern Noise.”  . pp. 181-
    94 IN: Small, Helen (ed. and introd.); Tate, Trudi (ed.); Literature, Science,
    Psychoanalysis, 1830-1970. Oxford, England: Oxford UP; 2003. vi, 255 pp.

    Bradshaw, David. Winking, Buzzing, Carpet-Beating: Reading Jacob's Room.
    London, England: Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain; 2003

    Wall, Kathleen “Significant Form in Jacob's Room: Ekphrasis and the Elegy.”
    Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 2002 Fall; 44 (3): 302-23.

    *Susan C. Harris. “The Ethics of Indecency: Censorship, Sexuality, and the
    Voice of the Academy in the Narration of Jacob's Room.” Twentieth Century
    Literature, Vol. 43, No. 4 (Winter, 1997), pp. 420-438.

    *Caramango, Thomas.  The Flight of the Mind: Virginia Woolf’s Art and Manic-
    Depressive Illness.  Berkeley: U of CA P, 1992.  Chapter 8: “Does Anybody
    Know Mr. Flanders?” pp. 185-210. (R)

    Karen Smythe. “Virginia Woolf's Elegiac Enterprise.” NOVEL, Vol. 26, No. 1
    (Autumn, 1992), pp. 64-79

    *Dick, Susan.  Virginia Woolf.  Routledge, 1989. Chap 2: “Chasms in the
    Continuity of Our Ways.” pp.13-29. (R) Does a good job connecting short stories to

    Francesca Kazan. “Description and the Pictorial in Jacob's Room.” ELH, Vol.
    55, No. 3 (Autumn, 1988), pp. 701-719.

    *Zwerdling, Alex.   Virginia Woolf and the Real World.  Berkeley: U of CA P,
    1986.  Chapter 3: Jacob’s Room: Woolf’s Satiric Elegy.” pp. 62-83. (R)

    Lee, Hermione.  The Novels of Virginia Woolf.  New York: Holmes and Meier,
    1977.  Chapter 3, pp. 71-90. (R)

    *Fleishman, Avorm.  Virginia Woolf: A Critical Reading. Baltimore: Johns
    Hopkins, 1975.  pp. 46-68 (R)

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