"Memory Hole" or "Heterotopias"?: the Bloomsbury photographs

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Humm, M. 2007. "Memory Hole" or "Heterotopias"?: the Bloomsbury photographs. in: Burrells, A, Ellis, S, Parsons, D and Simpson, K (ed.) Woolfian Boundaries: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf Clemson University Digital Press. pp. 150-156
AuthorsHumm, M.
EditorsBurrells, A, Ellis, S, Parsons, D and Simpson, K
Abstract

The chapter examines ways of reading photography in relation to selected examples from the archives of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. It argues that the variety of the Bloomsbury photographs offered Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell many possibilities: a safe space from which to view past presences; imagined communities as well as – following Foucault - ‘heterotopias’, combining real and imagined spaces outside of the social. In addition, Vanessa Bell’s photographs when placed alongside her paintings, for example, the photographs and paintings of Studland Beach, offer further ways of understanding Bell’s representations of past and present, as well as prequels of her paintings.

KeywordsVirginia Woolf; Vanessa Bell; Michel Foucault; heterotopias; Studland Beach; Snapshots of Bloomsbury
Book titleWoolfian Boundaries: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf
Page range150-156
Year2007
PublisherClemson University Digital Press
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Print2007
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Deposited28 Oct 2009
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/351
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Humm, M (2007) "Memory Hole" or "Heterotopias"?: the Bloomsbury photographs', published in Burrells, A; Ellis, S; Parsons, D; Simpson, K (eds.) Woolfian Boundaries: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Clemson University Digital Press (2007), pp 150-156..

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