ONLINE SEMINAR
September 10 | To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

In these two mid-1920s novels, Virginia Woolf reveals how daily life, and seemingly ordinary people, are connected to momentous events and societal changes. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) takes place on one day in the title character’s life, and through the lens of Clarissa Dalloway’s thoughts, memories, and actions, Woolf shows us the complexity of English society after World War I. To The Lighthouse (1927) is set on the Isle of Skye, and depicts how the years alter the Ramsey family and the artist Lily Briscoe. Concerned with questions of how beauty and connection can survive in an often hostile world, this is one of Woolf’s most lyrical and moving works.

We will be reading these novels together, and discussing them as we go, so we can savor them in depth and consider how Woolf builds up her characters and their worlds.

When: Six weekly sessions on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, starting September 10, 2020.

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$258 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We will be using Zoom online meeting software; you will receive instructions on how to download Zoom free after registration. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

Select your registration below; please use the Toronto Pursuits credit option only if you are a registered participant of Toronto Pursuits 2020 who wants to put your deposit or previous payment toward an online seminar.

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LEADER

Nancy Carr is a writer, editor and discussion leader with many years of experience at the Great Books Foundation. She has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia and especially loves Victorian and 20th-century novels.

BOOKS

To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
(Vintage Classics, 2019)
ISBN-13: 978-1784875329

Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
(Vintage Classics, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1784870867

We encourage you to use these editions, but it is not required.

In these two mid-1920s novels, Virginia Woolf reveals how daily life, and seemingly ordinary people, are connected to momentous events and societal changes. Mrs. Dalloway (1925) takes place on one day in the title character’s life, and through the lens of Clarissa Dalloway’s thoughts, memories, and actions, Woolf shows us the complexity of English society after World War I. To The Lighthouse (1927) is set on the Isle of Skye, and depicts how the years alter the Ramsey family and the artist Lily Briscoe. Concerned with questions of how beauty and connection can survive in an often hostile world, this is one of Woolf’s most lyrical and moving works.

We will be reading these novels together, and discussing them as we go, so we can savor them in depth and consider how Woolf builds up her characters and their worlds.

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable.

Image credit: Christiaan Tonnis/Wikipedia

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