Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield: The Making of Modernism

Ref: C3746826

The work of these two key writers gives us an insight into the early twentieth-century movement known as Modernism. Through close study and comparison of Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Mansfield’s short story ‘Bliss’, we will explore the stylistic and thematic features that contribute to this hugely significant period of English literature, as well as the context in which they were written.

Course aim

An exploration of work by two key writers of early twentieth century Modernism - Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs Dalloway and Katherine Mansfield's short story 'Bliss'.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Read and discuss Woolf's noel, Mrs Dalloway, and Mansfield's 'Bliss' with understanding and confidence
  • Describe some of the themes and innovative techniques used by these two writers
  • Extend my knowledge of the literary and social context of the early twentieth century
  • Evaluate the importance and contribution made to the Modernist movement by Woolf and Mansfield

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No prior knowledge needed although it might interest you to start researching the period a little before the course starts. Copies of the short story, 'Bliss', be provided but please your own copy of Mrs Dalloway, Vintage (2004) edition ISBN 978-0-09947-045-8

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield: The Making of Modernism


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