Virginia Woolf is one of the most written-about writers of the twentieth century. Her work has evoked passionate and violently opposed reactions, making the history of her reception - with its trends and preoccupations - a fascinating subject. However, the ever-expanding body of criticism on Woolf can be daunting to readers, students and researchers. This indispensable guide to Woolf Studies provides clear and engaging accounts of eleven key approaches to Woolf's work, including feminist, biographical, historicist, modernist and psychoanalytical. It also highlights more recent approaches to Woolf's writing such as lesbian, postcolonial and European reception studies. Written by internationally renowned Woolf scholars, each chapter outlines the approach itself and provides concise summaries of key texts in the field. The volume also includes a full introduction to Woolf's reception and key reference tools such as a comprehensive bibliography which includes electronic resources and a chronology of Woolf's work.

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