The time being: on Woolf and boredom

Crangle, Sara (2008) The time being: on Woolf and boredom. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 54 (2). pp. 209-232. ISSN 0026-7724

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Boredom is widely considered a subjective malaise best gauged in twentieth-century literature. Woolfs preoccupation with boredom is evident throughout her workparticularly Orlandobut comes to fruition in The Lady in the Looking-Glass: A Reflection. This story pits the perception of boredom as a form of self-affirmation against a rejection of the inherent dullness of continually acknowledging the self, a process elucidated via examinations of Heideggers visionary ennui and Levinass reworking of bored subjectivity. Additionally, Lady in the Looking-Glass participates in a relatively unexamined aspect of boredom theory: namely, the treatment of time as a spectre haunting the bored.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Depositing User: Sara Crangle
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:21
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 14:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20214
📧 Request an update