The Epistolary Politics of Virginia Woolf & Ta-Nehisi Coates
In this essay, Erica Gene Delsandro explores the “layered rhythms” shared by Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas (1938) and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me (2015). Both authors, separated by gender, race, and history, employ the epistolary form for political ends, troubling the distinction between private experience and public discourse. Born out of an interdisciplinary positionality, the pairing of Woolf and Coates stands as an example of how feminist reading practices can productively reinvigorate modernist studies particularly and literary studies generally.
Feminist Modernist Studies
Women's & Gender Studies
Delsandro, Erica. "The Epistolary Politics of Virginia Woolf & Ta-Nehisi Coates." (2020) : 235-251.