This course is centered on the close reading and analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925), known for its modernist techniques which enable the reader to gain an insight into our inner lives.
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.
Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway, Penguin Modern Classics, 2000.
To be announced in class.
Active participation in discussion. Preliminary reading. Preperation for presentations.
Class attendance / reading assignments / resumes and oral presentations / end-term paper
１．Introduction ２．Modernism (1) ３．Modernism (2) ４．stream-of-consciousness ５．stream-of-consciousness ６．Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown ７．Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown ８．Discussion ９．WWI and its Aftermath 10．India and Colonialism 11．Mrs. Dalloway in The Voyage Out 12．Party-Consciousness (1) 13．Party-Consciousness (2) 14．Morality vs. Aesthetics 15．Review and discussion
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