Mrs. McNab’s time passes: working women outside the brackets in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse

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Title Mrs. McNab’s time passes: working women outside the brackets in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
Mrs. McNab’s time passes: working women outside the brackets in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
 
Creator McCracken, Saskia
Thomas, Greg
 
Subject LETRAS; LITERATURA; LINGUÍSTICA; HISTÓRIA; FILOSOFIA; TEOLOGIA; COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL; ARTES; CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS.
Woolf; Modernismo; Prosa; Precariedade.
English Literature; Modernism; Woolf Studies; Creative Criticism
Woolf; Modernism; Prose; Precarity.
 
Description This creative critical piece considers the changing economic status of women and related changes in prose forms between the 1920s and the 2020s. We explore the character of Mrs. McNab, a housekeeper, in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927), using sentences from the novel interspersed with creative-criticism in brackets (just as the action of the plot is bracketed in the novel). We argue that while upper class women are bracketed and domestic staff kept outside the brackets in Woolf’s novel, the daughters of educated men she identified with trouble the brackets today, while the Mrs. McNabs are still outside the brackets. ---Original in English
This creative critical piece considers the changing economic status of women and related changes in prose forms between the 1920s and the 2020s. We explore the character of Mrs. McNab, a housekeeper, in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927), using sentences from the novel interspersed with creative-criticism in brackets (just as the action of the plot is bracketed in the novel). We argue that while upper class women are bracketed and domestic staff kept outside the brackets in Woolf’s novel, the daughters of educated men she identified with trouble the brackets today, while the Mrs. McNabs are still outside the brackets. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------O TEMPO DA SRA. MCNAB PASSA: MULHERES TRABALHADORAS FORA DOS COLCHETES EM AO FAROL, DE VIRGINIA WOOLFEste ensaio de crítica criativa considera a mudança do status econômico das mulheres e mudanças análogas a ela nas formas da prosa entre as décadas de 1920 e 2020. Exploramos a personagem da Sra. McNab, uma criada em To the Lighthouse (1927), de Virginia Woolf, usando frases do romance intercaladas com críticas criativas entre colchetes (assim como a ação do enredo está entre colchetes no romance). Argumentamos que, enquanto as mulheres da classe alta estão entre colchetes e as criadas fora dos colchetes no romance de Woolf, as filhas de homens instruídos, como Woolf se identificou, hoje tensionam os colchetes, enquanto a Sra. McNabs ainda está fora dos colchetes.---Original em inglês.
 
Publisher Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
 
Contributor
University of Glasgow
 
Date 2020-10-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
artigo de literatura
artigos de literatura
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/matraga/article/view/49798
10.12957/matraga.2020.49798
 
Source Matraga - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras da UERJ; v. 27, n. 51 (2020): A prosa modernista na contemporaneidade; 569-573
MATRAGA - Journal published by the Graduate Program in Letters at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ); v. 27, n. 51 (2020): A prosa modernista na contemporaneidade; 569-573
2446-6905
1414-7165
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/matraga/article/view/49798/35291
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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