Wolff, Janet 1943-

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WOLFF, Janet 1943-

PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1943, in Manchester, England; daughter of Arthur (a chemist and company director) and Rosabelle (Noar) Wolff. Education: University of Birmingham, B.S.S. (with first class honors), 1968, Ph.D., 1972; also attended London School of Contemporary Dance, 1970-72. Politics: "Feminist/socialist." Religion: "(Jewish) atheist." Hobbies and other interests: Modern dance (watching and performing), music (especially chamber music and rock music), cinema.

ADDRESSES: Home—5 St. John's Terr., Leeds 3, England. Offıce—Department of Sociology, University of Leeds, Leeds, England.

CAREER: Worked as a secretary in Manchester, England, 1963-65; University of Leeds, Leeds, England, lecturer in sociology, beginning 1973.

MEMBER: British Sociological Association (member of executive committee, 1977-79), Association of Scientific, Technical, and Management Staffs.


Hermeneutic Philosophy and the Sociology of Art, Routledge & Kegan Paul (New York, NY), 1975.

(Editor, with Jane Routh) The Sociology of Literature:Theoretical Approaches (monograph), University of Keele (Keele, England), 1977.

Aesthetics and the Sociology of Art, G. Allen & Unwin (Boston, MA), 1983.

Feminine Sentences: Essays on Women and Culture, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1990.

Resident Alien: Feminist Cultural Criticism, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1995.

AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2003.

Contributor to sociology journals. Member of editorial board, Sociology, beginning 1976.



Times Literary Supplement, June 20, 2003, Jacky Klein, review of AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States, p. 35.*