By Dr Koulouris Theodore
Taking up Virginia Woolf's fascination with Greek literature and tradition, this publication explores her engagement with the nineteenth-century phenomenon of British Hellenism and her transformation of that multifaceted socio-cultural and political fact right into a specific textual aesthetic, which Theodore Koulouris defines as 'Greekness.' Woolf was once a lifelong pupil of Greek, yet from 1907 to1909 she saved notes on her Greek readings within the Greek computer, an vague and mostly unexamined manuscript that comprises her analyses of a couple of canonical Greek texts, together with Plato's Symposium, Homer's Odyssey, and Euripides' Ion. Koulouris's exam of this manuscript uncovers an important insights into the early improvement of Woolf's narrative types and is helping determine the hyperlink among Greekness and loss. Woolf's 'Greekness,' Koulouris argues, enabled her to navigate female and male appropriations of British Hellenism and supplied her with a way of articulating loss, no matter if or not it's lack of an outstanding Hellenic earlier, women's vocality, fast family, or human civilization throughout the formative a long time of the 20 th century. In drawing recognition to the centrality of Woolf's early Greek stories for the elegiac caliber of her writing, Koulouris maps a brand new theoretical terrain that contains reassessing original perspectives on Woolf and the Greeks.