Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

232 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9781474402347

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Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory

Sex, Animal, Life

Derek Ryan

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Ryan opens up Woolf studies to new theoretical paradigms by placing Woolf in dialogue with Gilles Deleuze - who cites her modernist aesthetics as exemplary of some of his most important philosophical concepts - as well as eminent contemporary theorists including Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, and Jane Bennett, all of whom have influenced the recent critical turn towards new materialisms. Locating theory within Woolf's writing as well as locating Woolf within theory, Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theory: Sex, Animal, Life brings her modernism firmly into the foreground of current debates in literary studies, feminist philosophy, queer theory, animal studies and posthumanities.