King’s College London, Department of English and Centre for Modern Literature and Culture
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2015
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Location: S-3.20, Strand Building, King’s College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Described in a contemporary review as ‘a wild swan among good grey geese’ Virginia Woolf’s first novel, The Voyage Out, was published a hundred years ago. This novel eschews the romance plot, satirises Brits abroad in colonial South America and challenges Edwardian social mores. Combining literary and political experiment, The Voyage Out sets the course for Woolf’s later fiction. Here distinguished Woolf scholars Michèle Barrett, Elleke Boehmer, Rachel Bowlby, Anna Snaith and Emma Sutton will reflect on the novel’s social and political contexts and its critical reception.
The talks will be followed by a drinks reception.
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