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Bloomsbury Influences

Papers from the Bloomsbury Adaptations Conference, Bath Spa University, 5-6 May 2011

Editor(s): E.H. Wright
Contributors: Gerri Kimber, Sue Ash, Agata Woznar, Sarah Roger, Ian Blyth, Lucy Tyler and Shelley Saguaro, Sandeep Parmar,

Book Description

“No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.”
—T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, 1921

Bloomsbury Influences is an interdisciplinary essay collection developed from papers given at Bath Spa University’s Bloomsbury Adaptations Conference. The volume explores the ways that 20th and 21st century art, drama, fiction and philosophy have been influenced and inspired by the work of the Bloomsbury Group and their London milieu. By comparing and contrasting the artistic, philosophical and literary works of the Bloomsbury Group with later artists, writers and thinkers, such as the Singh Twins, Harold Bloom, C. K. Stead, Jeanette Winterson and Ali Smith, amongst many others, each essay examines how, in T. S. Eliot’s words, the past has been “altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past”.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5434-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5434-4
Date of Publication: 01/02/2014
Pages / Size: 276 / A5
Price: £44.99


E.H. Wright is a playwright and Senior Lecturer in English and European Literature at Bath Spa University. Her play Vanessa and Virginia has been nominated for five Off West End Awards, including Best New Play and Most Promising Playwright, and has been published by Play Dead Press. Her academic publications include a biography of Virginia Woolf (Hesperus 2011) and various articles covering the Bloomsbury Group, Joseph Conrad and Henrik Ibsen. She is currently researching a monograph on Virginia Woolf and drama, and writing a play for children.