DQ 2 - man’s writing from woman’s writing Why or why...

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COLT 374 Discussion Questions 01-24-11 A writer’s state of mind 1) What does Woolf mean by the following terms? a. “incandescent mind” (end of Chapter Three) b. A novelist’s “integrity” (about three-quarters into Chapter Four) c. “traditions” of male and female writers (end of Chapter Four) d. “the androgynous mind” (Chapter Six) 2) Review Woolf’s reflections on the distinctions between man’s writing and woman’s writing. According to her, how do materials conditions affect the subject-matter, the style, and the genre of woman’s writing? What does she mean when she says ““The book has somehow to be adapted to the body” at the end of Chapter Four? 3) Does Woolf’s idea of the androgynous mind contradict the way she distinguishes
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Unformatted text preview: man’s writing from woman’s writing? Why or why not? 4) How is Woolf’s vision of the androgynous mind related to what, for her, is great literature? Mary Carmichael 1) What does Mary Carmichael, described in chapter five, represent according to the narrator? 2) Who are Chloe and Olivia? Why does Woolf point out these two characters’ relationship specifically? What is so special about it? 3) As a writer, how is Mary Carmichael different from her predecessors, such as “Lady Winchilsea, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen and George Eliot?” What are Carmichael’s strengths and weaknesses, or advantages and disadvantages, compared to those writers?...
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