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This essay analyzes Virginia Woolf's exploration of a public spirit exceeding both bourgeois egotism and narrow patriotic allegiances prescribed by the imperial state. Excavating hitherto unexamined affinities between Woolf and Edmund Burke, the essay shows how Woolf's vision of solemn progress...
This essay considers the central role of gossip in Lord Jim (1902) as Joseph Conrad's response to the end of the working age of global sail and the rise of modern professionalism in the first decades of the twentieth century. While several critical readings mention the presence of professional...
Much recent critical interest in the relationship between modernism and religion has concerned itself with the occult, spiritualism, and theosophy as opposed to institutional religion, relying on an implicit analogy between the experimental in religion and the experimental in art. I argue that...
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