Wolff, Janet 1943-
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.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Times Literary Supplement, June 20, 2003, Jacky Klein, review of AngloModern: Painting and Modernity in Britain and the United States, p. 35.*