5:45 – 7:45 pm
This seminar approaches Virginia Woolf unconventionally. We will start and end with Woolf’s first and last novels—The Voyage Out and Between the Acts—and use her autobiographical writings, shorter fiction, and longer essays to help us navigate the waters between. If you are new to Woolf, this course will introduce strange and energizing treasures; if you have read her modernist novels, this seminar will open your eyes to the greatness that pervades her oeuvre.
Matt Laufer holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has taught literature at Columbia, Barnard College, and various college preparatory schools.
Woolf, Virginia. The Voyage Out. Modern Library Classics, 2001. ISBN: 0-375-75727-9
Woolf, Virginia. Moments of Being. Harvest, 1985. ISBN: 978-0-15-661918-9
Woolf, Virginia. Between the Acts. Harvest, 1970. ISBN: 0-15-611870-X
Woolf, Virginia. Three Guineas. Harvest, 1966. ISBN: 0-15-690177-3
Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. Harvest, 1989. ISBN: 0-15-678733-4
The Complete Shorter Fiction of Virginia Woolf. Ed. Susan Dick. A Harvest Book, Harcourt, Inc (New York), 1989. ISBN: 0-15-621250-1
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Ten sessions, $240.