Don’t Be Afraid of Virginia Woolf: A Brief Introduction to a Great Writer (Online Class)
Lord David Cecil characterized Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) as “a before-and-after writer; when you read her, life is not the same after as it has been before.” This lecture will explore the means by which she achieves this transformation. In doing so, we will get an overview of both her meticulous fiction and her bold, witty non-fiction—and take a closer look at the novel Mrs. Dalloway and the essay “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown.” Woolf was at the center of both the Modernist movement and the legendary Bloomsbury Group, but we’ll also consider her relevance to life and literature today. And we’ll reflect on her extraordinary assertion that “on or about December 1910 human character changed.”
Online Zoom Meeting.
Zoom meeting link will be emailed 4 hours prior to class.
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.