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Virginia Woolf: Modernist Master with Anne E. Fernald (Sold Out)

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Four Sessions via Zoom Mondays, 6:00 pm EST - 7:30 pm EST January 11 to April 12, 2021

This reading group has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Allison Escoto at allison@centerforfiction.org.


Meeting Dates:
1/11/21, 2/22/21, 3/15/21, 4/12/21
Mondays, 6-7:30pm ET via Zoom

One of the great novelists in English, Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) wrote four masterpieces of modernist fiction between 1925 and 1931. In this reading group, we’ll take a deep dive into Woolf’s greatest and most loved novels: Mrs. Dalloway (1925), a single day novel that contrasts the life of a WWI veteran with that of a society hostess giving a party; To the Lighthouse (1927), which combines a gorgeous elegy to Woolf’s large Victorian family with the story of an artist finding her way; Orlando (1928), a mock-historical novel, covering four hundred years of history in tribute to Vita Sackville-West; and The Waves (1931), Woolf’s most experimental work, which traces the lives of a group of friends from childhood into late middle age.

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    Anne E. Fernald

    Anne E. Fernald

    Anne E. Fernald is the editor of the Cambridge University Press Mrs. Dalloway (2014) and author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (2006) as well as articles and reviews on Woolf and feminist modernism. An editor of The Norton Reader, a widely used anthology of essays, she teaches English and Women’s Studies at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. She occasionally updates her blog, Fernham, and can be found on twitter @fernham.