Virginia Woolf: essayist and thinker

Course Dates: 18/08/21 - 20/08/21
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
This online literature course will explore Virginia Woolf’s work as an essay writer and thinker, focusing on Woolf's 'A Room of One's Own', 'Three Guineas', 'The Common Reader', and other essays.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00

Course Code: HLT220

Wed+Fri, day, 18 Aug - 20 Aug '21

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

The course focuses on Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Three Guineas, The Common Reader, and other essays.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Woolf’s ideas on politics, the novel as an art form, the business of writing, feminism and pacifism are articulated in a variety of ways. Her essays provide some of her most challenging thinking on these subjects.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Have a broader understanding of Woolf’s work beyond her novels.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For those who enjoy reading and discussing Virginia Woolf and are interested in sharing ideas and listening to the views of others. You do not need a specialist knowledge of Woolf.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Reading the texts is the only preparation required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please read the following, if possible. Some of these should be available on the internet.
A Room of One’s Own
Three Guineas
The Common Reader

Any other relevant examples will be provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Look for other literature courses on our website at, culture and writing/literature.

Siv Jansson

Dr Siv Jansson has worked at a range of institutions in the UK and overseas, including Imperial College, The Open University, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Greenwich, and Middlesex University, and the University of Auckland. Siv's specialism is English literature, where she has extensive teaching, research and publication experience. She was Literary Advisor on the BBC drama, 'To Walk Invisible' (2016).

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