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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
About this series
Whether you’re looking to catch up on great novels or you’re interested in exploring a new writer or literary period, our reading groups offer high-level literary discussion led by experts in the field.
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