EH 540/649       Special Topics in Literature: Virginia Woolf in England       Summer 2004


Dr. Rose Norman    Office:  MH 215  Phone 256/824-2373  Fax 256/824-2387

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This course will be taught in England, primarily in London.

Travel Dates: TBA (either May 18-26 or June 1-9, 2004

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Course Objectives


        To develop and understanding and appreciation of Woolfs work through visiting some of the locations that inspired her major novels.

        To develop appreciation of the artistic and literary world in which Woolf developed as a major modern artist.


Required Texts


1. Wilson, Jean MoorcroftVirginia Woolf's London: A Guide to Bloomsbury and Beyond

2.      Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. 1925. Harcourt Brace, 1990. (novel)

3.      Woolf, Virginia. To the Lighthouse. 1927. Harcourt Brace, 1990. (novel)

4.      Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. 1928. Harcourt Brace, 1993. (novel/pseudobiography)


Course Requirements and Grade Determination


Oral presentation on location (from topics list )


Critical essay (undergraduates 8-10 pp., graduate students 12-15 pp.) analyzing one of the assigned Woolf books.  See topics list and online instructions for elaboration.  Due in mid-July.


Miscellaneous activities, including class participation and a travel diary (at least 300 words a day).



Course Policies


1.  Class participation means regularly attending scheduled excursions, participating in class discussion, including e-list discussion.  Missing more than one excursion will penalize your grade.


2.  Late work will be penalized 10% (one letter grade) and must be completed within five weekdays of the deadline. 


3.  Plagiarism is academic dishonesty, the representation of someone else's work as your own. The penalty for plagiarism is a failing grade for the assignment.  In the case of plagiarism through inadequate documentation, the student may be permitted to revise and re-submit.

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