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The Resource Virginia Woolf and the study of nature, Christina Alt

Virginia Woolf and the study of nature, Christina Alt

Label
Virginia Woolf and the study of nature
Title
Virginia Woolf and the study of nature
Statement of responsibility
Christina Alt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reflecting the modernist fascination with science, Virginia Woolf's representations of nature are informed by a wide-ranging interest in contemporary developments in the life sciences. Christina Alt analyses Woolf's responses to disciplines ranging from taxonomy and the new biology of the laboratory to ethology and ecology and illustrates how Woolf drew on the methods and objectives of the contemporary life sciences to describe her own literary experiments. Through the examination of Woolf's engagement with shifting approaches to the study of nature, this work covers new ground in Woolf studies and makes an important contribution to the understanding of modernist exchanges between literature and science"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alt, Christina
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6045.O72
LC item number
Z5375 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Nature in literature
  • Life sciences in literature
  • Life sciences
  • Life sciences
  • Literature and science
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Life sciences
  • Life sciences in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Natural history
  • Nature in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Biowissenschaften
Label
Virginia Woolf and the study of nature, Christina Alt
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Works by Virginia Woolf -- Work by Marie Carmichael (Stopes) -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The natural history tradition -- Taxonomic natural history in the nineteenth century -- The popular practice of natural history -- Woolfs childhood encounter with natural history -- Chapter 2 The modern life sciences -- Darwinian controversies -- The rise of the new biology -- Protection and conservation -- The early protection movement -- The later protection movement -- The psychoanalytic interpretation of collection -- Twentieth-century developments -- Ethology -- Ecology -- Ecology as a science of control -- A co-operative ethic -- Woolfs observation of nature -- Chapter 3 8216;To pin through the body with a name: Virginia Woolf and the taxonomic tradition -- The origins of Woolfs response to taxonomic natural history -- Childhood and natural history in woolfs fiction -- Natural history and the Victorian age -- Collection -- Obsession, Possession, and Control in the voyage out -- Collection and Classification in jacobs room -- Identity formation in the waves -- Chapter 4 Laboratory coats and field-glasses: Virginia Woolf and the modern study of nature -- The new biology -- A room of ones own and the influence of Marie Stopes -- Woolf and the protection movement -- 8216;Miss Ormerod, applied entomology, and the protection movement -- Ethology -- The new naturalists -- The new naturalist in an old naturalist -- Ecology -- Chapter 5 Representing 8216;the manner of our seeing: Literary experimentation and scientific analogy -- Woolfs use of the analogies of collection and taxonomy -- Conceiving of an alternative -- Woolfs adoption of an alternative method -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The natural history tradition -- Chapter 2: The modern life sciences -- Chapter 3: 8216;To pin through the body with a name -- Chapter 4: Laboratory coats and field-glasses -- Chapter 5: Representing 8216;the manner of our seeing -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
659560498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511762178
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612723575
  • 40018325555
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
272357
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659560498
Label
Virginia Woolf and the study of nature, Christina Alt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Works by Virginia Woolf -- Work by Marie Carmichael (Stopes) -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The natural history tradition -- Taxonomic natural history in the nineteenth century -- The popular practice of natural history -- Woolfs childhood encounter with natural history -- Chapter 2 The modern life sciences -- Darwinian controversies -- The rise of the new biology -- Protection and conservation -- The early protection movement -- The later protection movement -- The psychoanalytic interpretation of collection -- Twentieth-century developments -- Ethology -- Ecology -- Ecology as a science of control -- A co-operative ethic -- Woolfs observation of nature -- Chapter 3 8216;To pin through the body with a name: Virginia Woolf and the taxonomic tradition -- The origins of Woolfs response to taxonomic natural history -- Childhood and natural history in woolfs fiction -- Natural history and the Victorian age -- Collection -- Obsession, Possession, and Control in the voyage out -- Collection and Classification in jacobs room -- Identity formation in the waves -- Chapter 4 Laboratory coats and field-glasses: Virginia Woolf and the modern study of nature -- The new biology -- A room of ones own and the influence of Marie Stopes -- Woolf and the protection movement -- 8216;Miss Ormerod, applied entomology, and the protection movement -- Ethology -- The new naturalists -- The new naturalist in an old naturalist -- Ecology -- Chapter 5 Representing 8216;the manner of our seeing: Literary experimentation and scientific analogy -- Woolfs use of the analogies of collection and taxonomy -- Conceiving of an alternative -- Woolfs adoption of an alternative method -- Notes -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: The natural history tradition -- Chapter 2: The modern life sciences -- Chapter 3: 8216;To pin through the body with a name -- Chapter 4: Laboratory coats and field-glasses -- Chapter 5: Representing 8216;the manner of our seeing -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
659560498
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 229 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511762178
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9786612723575
  • 40018325555
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
272357
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659560498

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