Decoding Virginia Woolf, with Jeanne McNett and Rhoda Flaxman - Second Session
The first session on Tuesdays is now full.
We are offering a Second Session:
Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:30pm at Seamen's Bank in Wellfleet
Class dates: April 25 andMay 2, 9, 16, 23.
Join us to explore the varied themes and techniques in Woolf’s pioneering novel, Mrs. Dalloway, as well as her extended essays, A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. In the time since she wrote, feminists have debated the women’s issues her writing evokes, critics have studied her innovative stream of consciousness technique, and readers have been inspired by her attention to the social and political issues of her times and their relevance to ours. We will delve into her fiction and essays to contribute our ideas to the ongoing fascination with Woolf, her life, and her writings.
This course will be conducted in the active learning tradition by two instructors, using short lectures, focused discussions, and other activities. There are several edited versions of Mrs. Dalloway available. We will use the Harcourt, Brace & World Harvest and the Cambridge editions. Any edition will be fine, with edited editions having the advantage of criticism and commentary. A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas are available in combined editions. All of these works are now in the public domain, so they can be found on line gratis at several sites, including Feedbooks (.com) and the virtual library (.org). You are encouraged to have access to the text for reference in class.