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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature

Title

Structure and anti-structure: Virginia Woolf's feminist politics and “the mark on the wall”

Language

English

Abstract

This article challenges the idea that "The Mark on the Wall" is an apolitical story, with Woolf trying to experiment with time, space and narrative structures. Arguing that Woolf fills her story with subtle political references (Troy, Charles I, South Downs), this essay offers a close reading of the text in the hope of examining Woolf's feminist pacifism and her critique of male logic and the Great War. Victor Turner's notion of "anti-structure" is used to analyze the narrator's choice of being "betwixt and between" the state of things, or being "neither here nor there". © 2010 Taylor & Francis.

Publication Date

2010

Source Publication Title

English Studies

Volume

91

Issue

4

Start Page

425

End Page

442

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

0013838X

ISSN (electronic)

17444217

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