Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
- Point to a surprise in Chapters 4-6 of A Room. What does Woolf say that you couldn’t have predicted at the start?
- How does Woolf connect one chapter to the next?
- How does Woolf develop her “train of thought”? What grows or changes in her thinking as she moves through her book?
Moment(s) of Zen
The Four Marys
- Thurs, 3/05, class: Please read the five introductions to w2 posted in Handouts. Bring a print copy with you. Be ready to answer the following two questions about each: (a) How does the writer define a question or issue to explore? (b) How does the writer hint at the perspective they will take on that issue?
- Thurs, 3/05, class: Print out a copy of your own w2 and bring it with you to class.
- Mon, 3/09, 11:00 am: Post w3 to Dropbox.
Continue discussing w1
- In pairs: Where and how might Kalah usefully make her piece more like Woolf (adopt) or less like Woolf (adapt)?
- My responses: to w1 and w2
- Quick write: Look back over your w1. Considering our discussions in class and, if you’ve had chance to read them, my comments on your piece, which of the three tacks—develop, start over, rethink—do you now plan to take in writing w2? What will be your topic and approach? What questions do you have for me? I will ask you to hand this in at the end of class as your exit ticket.
Woolf, Chapters 1–5
In groups of three: Compose a brief outline of the first five chapters of A Room. Have some notes on each chapter in each of these categories: events, ideas, method of investigation. Then list two or three keywords or phrases for each chapter. What sort of “train of thought” do you see Woolf as developing over the course of the book/essay as a whole?
Moment of Zen
Stewie on Brian’s Novel, from Family Guy.
- Mon, 3/02 11:00 am: Post w2 to Dropbox.
- Tues, 3/03, class: Finish A Room of One’s Own. Be ready to point to at least one passage we have not yet discussed in class that you think offers a useful way into writing your first essay for this course.