London’s History Through Literature

Examine the figure of the female flâneuse in Virginia Woolf’s work, with particular focus on Mrs Dalloway.

Introduction The term ‘flâneuse’ can be attributed to females who engage in flânerie: the act of observing the city whilst walking.[1] They know themselves to be one of the public, yet they are the binary opposite to the engaged pedestrian – they are a passive spectator.[2] Until the latter half of the nineteenth century, flânerieContinue reading “Examine the figure of the female flâneuse in Virginia Woolf’s work, with particular focus on Mrs Dalloway.”

Journals

Surveying London London’s skyline as we see it today is dominated by immense structures, namely: The Shard, The Gherkin, and The Walkie Talkie Building. These host a combination of offices, and tourist attractions for those wishing to ‘wine and dine’ within the surrounding panoramic view of the Capital. From these views, the clash between London’sContinue reading “Journals”

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