About this course

This course follows the chronological pattern of Woolf’s career as a novelist, exploring the ways in which her writing experiments with narrative form and contributes to the development of the English novel. The cultural and historical contexts of Woolf’s work will be explored in detail. We will also examine Woolf’s ideas about gender and feminism. The novels will form the focus of the course, although reference will also be made to Woolf’s essays and short stories when relevant. Finally, we will consider Woolf’s legacy and the complex nature of her reputation.


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