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Virginia Woolf: Literature, Autobiography and Biography
ENGL 281
Spring 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 281

This course will explore the borders between fiction and autobiography. It will ask why audiences are almost as fascinated by Virginia Woolf's life as they are by the novels she wrote. The course will investigate how Woolf's novels and essays themselves instigate questions about the conventions of the realist novel and simultaneously explore new forms that seek to represent what life is like "here, now." We will examine explosive issues in Woolf criticism (snobbery, anti-semitism, sexual molestation) while also analyzing the cult of literary celebrity and the current, sudden proliferation of 'fictional' biographies.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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