This 4 slides’ presentation is supplementary material for my students who have opted for Virginia Woolf as their Masters’ ‘special author’. The presentation shows how James’ the specious moment and Husserl’s the rough now constitute the matrix of modernist literature, especially the fiction of Virginia Woolf. From St. Augustine to Husserl there is a continuum which has to be understood for engaging with the novels of Virginia Woolf.
Deleuze & Guattari saw us as desiring-machines. They essentially saw the psychoanalytic act as being an act of male aggression. It is keeping this in mind that we should approach Virginia Woolf and her works. This presentation is supplementary to my classes on Woolf. Clarissa Dalloway and to an extent Virginia Woolf, both are desiring-machines/beings. The greatest mapping of desire was done by Freud and this presentation locates Woolf’s ambivalent loci of desire within the case history of Dora.
Discusses the deformity of Sara Pargiter from a disability studies perspective.
This is a script of an original which was performed at the Othello’s Island Conference at the CVAR Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus. The performance took place on 8 April of 2017, with a video recorded of the dress rehearsal on 7 April. The actors were three students from the University of Sheffield and three students form Sheffield Hallam University. The director was Dr Henry Bell, a lecturer in performance at SHU. The producers were Prof Jim Fitzmaurice, Northern Arizona University, and Dr Michael Paraskos, Imperial College, London. The play was written by Jim Fitzmaurice. Funding was provided by the University of Sheffield Foundation and the Humanities College at SHU. Special thanks to Dr Rita Severis of the CVAR Museum.
20th and 21st century literature; modernist literature; ethics; narrative theory; the novel; violence; pedagogy; Virginia Woolf
On the powerful consciousness, analyzed by the Erich Auerbach in his work Mimesis, in the book To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Margaret Atwood, Virginia Woolf, Ruth Ozeki, A.S. Byatt, American Women Poets, Lit & Sci
Women Writers, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Virginia Woolf, Textual Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, Poetry
British and American modernism
the pedagogy of difficult literature
19th-century British literature, Early 20th-century British literature, gender and sexuality studies, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf