TITLE

The Dreadnought Hoax and the Theatres of War

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Danell
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Literature & History;Spring2013, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Drawing from Jan Rüger's analysis of the Edwardian naval theatre, this article contends that the Royal Navy's calculated staging of naval spectacles for public consumption provides a rich cultural context for the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax. It then goes on to consider the very different historical context of Virginia Woolf's 1940 lecture on the hoax, arguing that she shapes her narrative not so much to explain the actual events of 1910, but rather to create an imaginative response to prevailing anxieties about the British execution of the war.
ACCESSION #
88057036

 

Related Articles

  • Bloomsbury and Biographies of Erotic Life. Utell, Janine // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring2011, Issue 79, p8 

    The article discusses biographies of the erotic life according to Bloomsbury group members. It cites the early couple biographies including "Elizabeth and Essex," by Lytton Strachey and "Flush," by Virginia Woolf as coming from aesthetic and intellectual roots. It also notes that couple...

  • BACK TO BLOOMSBURY: the 14th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring2002, Issue 60, p2 

    The article focuses on the 14th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held in Bloomsbury in London, England. The conference, "Back to Bloomsbury", will be hosted by the Institute of English Studies at the University of London. With Bloomsbury as the central theme of the conference, readers...

  • THE INTERNATIONAL VIRGINIA WOOLF SOCIETY COLUMN. Froula, Christine // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring98, Issue 51, p10 

    Presents updates related to the International Virginia Woolf Society. Topics covered in the two sessions sponsored by the organization held on December 28 and 30, 1997 at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto; Special exhibition of the productions of the Bloomsbury Group...

  • BACK TO BLOOMSBURY.  // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring2003, Issue 62, p1 

    In affiliation with the International Virginia Woolf Society & the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, this 14th annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held from June 23-26, 2004 in Bloomsbury, London, England, brings novelist Virginia Woolf back to Bloomsbury in order to...

  • A FIT AUDIENCE THOUGH FEW. Low, Lisa // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Spring2003, Issue 62, p10 

    The article author fairly expected not to like the film "The Hours," based on a novel by the same name, because she did not care for the book by Michael Cunningham and it is the rare movie that comes up to expectation anyway. Books, in general, always seem so much better than movies, especially...

  • VIRGINIA WOOLF AND HER CIRCLE EXHIBITION AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY OPENS OCTOBER 15.  // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Fall93, Issue 41, p8 

    Virginia Woolf's genius as one of the innovative novelists of the 20th century is evident in an exhibition at the New York Public Library which includes approximately 200 letters, photographs, manuscripts, first editions, diaries and portraits drawn from the Library's extensive holdings related...

  • Left Field. Smith, Ed // New Statesman;7/31/2015, Vol. 144 Issue 5273, p56 

    The author offers reflections on the lives and work of the Bloomsbury Group, including the author Virginia Woolf and the art critic Clive Bell, and on its enduring influence. He discusses the irony that various exhibitions, theatrical performances, and television programs about the group are...

  • Virginia Woolf's Talk on the Dreadnought Hoax. Johnston, Georgia // Woolf Studies Annual;2009, Vol. 15, p1 

    The author presents the typescript of Virginia Woolf's "The Dreadnought Hoax" manuscripts. She explores considerations on the technical aspect of the writing of the manuscript, the reaction of the society and government about the content of it, and relates briefly the career of novelist Virginia...

  • Dreadnought Hoax Lecture Found. Johnston, Georgia // Virginia Woolf Miscellany;Fall/Winter2007, Issue 72, p66 

    The article reports the discovery of the full manuscript of the "Dreadnought Hoax" lecture presented by Virginia Stephen Woolf to the Rodmell Women's Institute in 1940. The full manuscript was found in a box in the Women's Library of London Metropolitan University, formerly the Fawcett Library....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics