Virginia Woolf is a cornerstone of Modern Literature, and a reference point for women’s writing. This module provides students with knowledge and understanding of selected novels and essays by Virginia Woolf, and explores key issues including narrative experimentalism, versions (and subversions) of ‘reality’, and challenges to concepts of boundaries, hierarchies, sexualities and difference. The module emphasises Woolf’s novels, but seminars are also devoted to her critical essays and ‘political’ writing. One seminar is devoted exclusively to ‘Bloomsbury’, exploring the figures associated with it, its dominant ideas in relation to art, literature, politics and sexuality, and its significance in terms of its own context and in terms of Woolf’s writing.

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 1 or III A