Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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***Please note that the seminar dates have changed from the print brochure. The seminar will not meet on Tuesday, March 10 and will meet on Tuesday, March 24.
Focusing on the novels Jacob’s Room (1922), Orlando (1929), and Between the Acts (1941), we’ll examine the development of Virginia Woolf’s writing, tracing how a style made up largely of fragments and partly of flow gives way to a style that inverts this emphasis and ultimately synthesizes the two. Throughout the seminar, we’ll consider a range of questions: What was the writer aiming to accomplish using these antithetical modes? Did she seek to capture different aspects of the human mind, or to suggest that we think in too polar a fashion? Was she trying to undo patriarchy, or to produce literary works that mirror modern art and music? How does Woolf’s style continue to resonate?
Six sessions. E – $230, R – $253
Natania Rosenfeld is a writer, scholar, and professor emerita of English. She has published a poetry collection, Wild Domestic; a critical book, Outsiders Together: Virginia and Leonard Woolf; and an essay chapbook, She and I. This year, the Guild Literary Complex named her one of 30 “Writers to Watch.”
- Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room. Oxford University Press. 2008. ISBN: 978-0199536580
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando. Mariner Book, 2006. ISBN: 978-0156031516
- Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts. Mariner Book, 1970 ISBN: 978-0156118705
Please read the stories "In the Orchard," "Kew Gardens," and "The Mark on the Wall" for the first class (a digital file of these readings will be sent with the email confirming your registration).
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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