Mark Scarbrough Series on Virginia Woolf
Everybody should be afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her prose is haunting and elliptical. Yet no one should be afraid of Virginia Woolf. Her novels are luminous, airy, even breezy at times, a strangely elegaic look at the crack between the Victorian world she inherited and the modern world she helped create.
The heart of her writing is the promise of a whole person behind the mundane details of life, the hope of coherence in the scattered impressions of a moment, a thing that fiction itself too often fails to find. She was a dyed-in-the-wool visionary and an accessible genius, somehow still mired in nineteen-century snobbery.
Come join us in this literary seminar through a selection from her works as we discuss, think about, and come to know one of our literature’s greatest minds.
March 15 "Between the Acts"
March 22 "Flush: A Biography"
March 29 : "Mrs. Dalloway"
April 5: "The Years" chapters 1880-1911
April 12: "The Years" chapters 1913-present day
April 19: "Three Guineas"
April 26: "To The Lighthouse" chapter 1
May 3: "To The Lighthouse" chapters 2 & 3