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

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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
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