This course is centered on the close reading and analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925). The novel is known for its Modernist "stream-of-consciousness" writing technique which enables the reader to gain insight into the inner lives of different characters. We will first discuss the significance of Virginia Woolf as a Modernist writer and then deal with related aesthetic and cultural topics to explore some underlying themes of the novel.
Class attendance / reading assignments / resumes and oral presentations / mid- and end-term papers
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, Penguin Classics
To be announced.
Preliminary preparation and active participation in discussions is essential. The class will be conducted in English.
1 Introduction 2-3 Virginia Woolf and Modernism 4 London and the Country 5 India and Colonialism 6 Mrs Dalloway in The Voyage Out 7 Discussion 8 The First World War and Its Aftermath 9 Morality and Aestheticism 10 Party ＆ Fashion 11 Discussion 12-13 Michael Cunningham, The Hours(1998)
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