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.
Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, Chapter 1
- Quiz: Chapter 1 follows a day in the life of “Mary Beton.” Briefly describe the highlights of that day.
- Reread Woolf’s first paragraph (5-6).
- What strikes you as unusual about this ¶? In groups of three: Jot down a list at five or more items.
- If this is an introduction, what does it introduce? How does Woolf establish a sense of direction or purpose for her writing? What promises does she make to her readers?
Moment of Zen
The president speaks.
- Tues, 2/17, class: Reread Woolf, Chapter 1 (5–26). Read Chapter 2 (27–42). Mark any passages that strike you as either interesting or puzzling. Be ready to answer these questions for both chapters: What kinds of materials does Woolf look at? What kinds of questions does she ask about those materials?
- Thurs, 2/19, class: Read Woolf, Chapter 3 (43–58).
- Mon, 2/23, 11:00 am: Post w1 to Dropbox.
UD | Spring 2015 | #060 Tues/Thurs, 12:30-1:45 Purnell 329