01 W 7,8 CAC 46434 WILLIAMS MU-107
This course will concentrate on the career of Virginia Woolf, one of the best English novelists, essayists, and short story writers of all time. We will read a selection of her short stories, a series of her novels – including some of the following: The Voyage Out (1915), Jacob’s Room (1922), Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), and Between the Acts (1941) – a few of her famous essays, such as “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown,” and her great feminist essay, A Room of One’s Own (1929). In addition, we will read The Hours by Michael Cunningham (a 1998 novel adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway for our contemporary moment) and we will view the 1997 film of Mrs. Dalloway and the 2002 film of The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf (with Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore).