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Join us for faculty lectures at 11 a.m. in Canon Lounge in Gladfelter:

ANDREA BARRETT: The Transformation: Virginia Woolf  and The Years

In 1931, Virginia Woolf made her first notes for what she called “an Essay-Novel, called The Pargiters—and it’s to take in everything, sex, education, life, etc.” By 1934 she had a 900-page draft, which she revised heavily several times. By 1936 she was in such despair about the novel that she nearly collapsed; she revised again in what Leonard Woolf called “the most drastic and ruthless way,” set that draft in page proofs—and revised still more. The Years as we know it—radically different from her earlier conceptions–was published in 1937. I’ll talk about Woolf’s path through that massive structural revision and what we might gain by a similar effort. No prior reading necessary; handouts provided.

Join us at 8:15 p.m. in Canon Lounge in Gladfelter for a reading featuring faculty members:

Marianne Boruch
C.J. Hribal
Eleanor Wilner
Peter Orner

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