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Course Description

Virginia Woolf was a great observer of everyday life, and she lived in turbulent times, both politically and intellectually. Her “stream of consciousness” style exemplifies a modernist movement in which traditional forms were abandoned to reflect new realities and ways of looking at them—think Stravinsky and Picasso’s Cubist period. Two of the novels we read  focus on normal people in everyday situations. Mrs. Dalloway, her first major success, centers around an upper-class woman preparing for a dinner party she’s giving. As she walks through London, there’s an interesting juxtaposition with a shell-shocked veteran of World War I. To the Lighthouse focuses on just two days, but separated by ten years. The delightful Orlando is the biography of a young Elizabethan nobleman who finishes the novel as a woman in contemporary London, inviting discussions of feminism and gender issues. We also see movies based on each of the novels.  Lecture (plus Questions)Facilitated DiscussionViewing Videos 
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Section Title
Virginia Woolf, 3 Novels & Films
Type
Classroom
Days
M
Time
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Sep 09, 2019 to Nov 18, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Campus
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Required Texts:

Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway, (9780156628709) $15.

Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse, (9780156907392) $15.

Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography, (9780156701600) $15.