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Unformatted text preview: More than 800 years of literature! Daughter of the influential literary critic Leslie Stephen and Julia Duckworth, Woolf was born at Hyde Park Gate, London  Upon her father’s death in 1904, Woolf and her sister Vanessa moved to Bloomsbury, forming the nucleus of the Bloomsbury Group, which included John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey, Duncan Grant, E. M. Forster, and Roger Fry  The movement represented a revolt against the artistic, social, and sexual restrictions of Victorian society and promoted avant- garde art and literature; Bloomsbury was later criticized for its cultural elitism  Married Leonard Woolf, colonial administrator, sot politcal reformer, and writer in 1912; the couple founded the Hogarth Press in 1917  Innovated the modern novel’s move away from the conventions of realism in works such as Jacob’s Room (1922), Mrs. Dalloway (1925), and To the Lighthouse (1927)  Woolf wrote acclaimed literary and political criticism, including her groundbreaking feminist works, A Room of One’s Own (1929) and Three Guineas (1938)  Woolf suffered from bouts of mental illness throughout her life; committed suicide by drowning herself in 1941 Doesn’t use the normal speech OR lecture OR argument style. But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction—what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain. When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder what the words meant….The title women and fiction might mean…women and what they are like; or…women and the fiction they write; or it might mean women and the fiction that is written about them… Introduction But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction—what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain. When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder what the words meant….The title women and fiction might mean…women and what they are like; or…women and the fiction they write; or it might mean women and the fiction that is written about them… Fragment Too conversational DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY. 1. DEFINE YOUR TERMS. 2. PICK ONE AND WRITE OMG YOU HIPPIE. GET TO YOUR THESIS. But, you may say, we asked you to speak about women and fiction—what has that got to do with a room of one’s own? I will try to explain. When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course E 316K taught by Professor Berry during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.

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