Introductory Virginia Woolf and Modernism course

Virginia Woolf and Modernism with Sarah M. Hall
Six-week course at Waterstones Bookshop, 203–206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD
Tues 14 April–19 May 2015, 6–8pm
Virginia Woolf is often cited as a major modernist author, but what is Modernist Literature and how does it fit into the canon? Did other disciplines and schools of thought exert an influence? This is a participatory course located at the mid-point between lectures and reading group, so be prepared to join in! You’ll be asked to read some books and extracts in preparation for the course. Each week we’ll look at several key texts and discuss how they broke new ground and how they fit in to the development of modernist literature. We’ll also have a look at the influence of art, music and philosophy of the time. At the end of the six weeks you should have a clearer picture of the ideas behind modernism and how they were interpreted by early-twentieth-century writers.
Course leader Sarah M. Hall is the author of two books on Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury. She is on the Executive Council and the Editorial Committee of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, and runs the Society’s reading group.
Tickets for this six-week (12 hours) course cost £85
Places are limited: to book please