Last updated 8/23/10

    1.        Th, Aug 19 : Intro to Course: Altered Books, Assignments, Expectations
    2.        T, Aug 24: Resources, References, Web Sites, Libraries, Journals.
    •        Conference schedules in BB
    3.        Th, Aug 26: Biography/Autobiography; Towards a Philosophy of Being.  
    •         “A Sketch of the Past” (1939) (VWR); Biographical PPT
    •        Intro to VW Life Hussey (available in any annotated text) OR Goldman, Cambridge Intro to VW
    Chapter 1: Life  
    •        Chapter 2 of Goldman, Contexts,  contains a nice section on the Biographies as well as
    sections on Bloomsbury  and wider historical contexts.

    4.        T, Aug 31:  Intro to Reading Woolf: The Short, Experimental Fictions, Woolf’s Modernist Experiments;
    Woolf and the Visual Arts; Woolf and Nature
    •        “The Mark on the Wall” (1917) (VWR)
    •        “Modern Fiction” (1919) (VWR)
    •        Goldman on Woolf’s short stories,’ pp 86-92.
    5.        Th, Sep 2: “ Kew Gardens” (1919) (VWR)

    6.        T, Sep 7: Jacob’s Room:   Re-structuring the Novel; Stream of Consciousness; Woolf and Elegy; Woolf
    and Education
    •        Intro to JR; first half of novel
    7.         Th, Sep 9: Jacob’s Room (rest of book)

    8.        T, Sep 14: Th, Sep 16: Early Essays    ******1st installment of Visual Journal Due  3+ pp.*******
    •        “Modern Fiction” (1919; 1925) (VWR),
    •        “Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown” (1923) (VWR);  
    •        “Lives of the Obscure: Miss Ormerod” (1924);  
    •        “On Not Knowing Greek “(1925) (VWR) ;
    •        “Jane Austen” (1925) (VWR)
    9.        Th, Sep 16: Mrs. Dalloway (1925): Woolf and London; Woolf and Eliot/ Joyce; Woolf and Allusions
    (Greek, Shakespearean etc.)
    •        Intro to MD; first half of novel

    10.        T, Sep 23: Mrs Dalloway (rest of book)
    11.        Th, Sep 25: Middle Short Stories
    •        “In the Orchard” (1922)
    •        “The New Dress” (1925)
    •        “Moments of Being: Slater’s Pins Have no Points” (1926)
    •        The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” (1929)

    12.        T, Sep 28: To the Lighthouse (1927): Textual criticism of Woolf; Androgyny, Post-Colonial; Woolf and
    Photography; Woolf and Antarctica (travel writing)
    •        Intro to TTL: Part I: “The Window”
    13.        Th, Sep 30: To the Lighthouse Part II: “Time Passes”  
  • (Web site on drafts of TP)

    14.        T, Oct 5: To the Lighthouse (Part II: “The Lighthouse”)
    15.        Th, Oct 7:  Orlando (1928): Woolf and Biography (Strachey); Woolf and Literary History; Woolf  and
    Sapphism; Woolf and Vita; Woolf and Gender; Woolf and Travel (Middle East)
    •        Intro to Orlando; first half of novel

    16.        T, Oct 12: Orlando (rest of book)
    17.        Th, Oct 14: :  Middle Essays:    ***2nd  installment of Visual Journal Due  5 more pp ***
    •        “How Should One Read a Book?” (1926) (VWR)
    •        “Street Haunting” (1927) (VWR)
           "The Sun and the Fish" (1928)
    •        ?  “Phases of Fiction” (1929)
    •        “On Being Ill” (1930) (VWR)
    •        “Memories of a Working Women’s Guild” (1930)
    •        “Professions for Women” (1931) (VWR)

    18.        T, Oct 19: A Room of One’s Own (1929) Woolf and Feminism; Woolf and Women’s Literary History;
    Woolf and space/place, public/private; Woolf and anger; Woolf and humor
    •        Intro to Room; Chaps 1 & 2
    19.        Th, Oct 21: A Room of One’s Own (rest of book)

    20.        T, Oct 26: The Waves (1931) Woolf and Theory; Woolf and Language;
    •        Into to Waves;  first third; decide on character
    21.        Th, Oct 28: The Waves   ***Research Paper Abstract/Proposal  Due in class***

    FALL BREAK
    22.        Th, Nov 4: The Waves (rest of book)

    23.        T, Nov 9: Later Essays:
    •         “Walter Sickert: A Conversation” (1934)
    •        “Craftsmanship” (1937)
    •        Death of the Moth” (p.h.)
           "The Leaning Tower" (1940)
    24.        Th, Nov 11: Political Woolf: Woolf and War; Woolf and Fascism; Leonard’s Politics
    •        Leonard: “Fear and Politics at the Zoo”
    •        Virginia “Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid”
    •        Intro to Three Guineas (1938); first half of 3G

    25.        T, Nov 16: Three Guineas (rest of book)
    26.        Th, Nov 18: Between the Acts (1941): Woolf and Drama; Woolf and the Pageant play; Woolf and
    English Heritage; Woolf and Archeology/Anthropology

    27.        T, Nov 23: T, Nov 30: Between the Acts
    THANKSGIVING BREAK 

    28.        T, Nov 30: Late Short Stories   ****3rd  installment of Visual Journal Due 7+ pp*****
    •        “”The Duchess and the Jeweler” (19 37) (VWR)
    •        “Lappin and Lappinova” (1938) (VWR)
    •        “The Searchlight” (1929,39,p.h.)
    •        “The Legacy” (1940) (VWR)
    29.        Th, Dec 2: Wrap-up

    WOOLF MINI-CONFERENCE:  Students present final projects during scheduled exam time
Syllabus
Syllabus/ Readings for
Virginia Woolf Seminar
Color Reduction Woodcut
(1997)
Elisa Kay Sparks