Women in Mrs Dalloway (1925)

Women in Mrs Dalloway (1925)

Women in Mrs Dalloway (1925)

event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 11.30am - 12.30pm BST
event Saturday, September 28, 2024 schedule 11.30am - 12.30pm BST
  • Virginia Woolf at Monks House

Harvard University library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

In-person at Sidgwick | £15
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Location: 
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How does Virginia Woolf write about women in her great novel, Mrs Dalloway? How sympathetic is the book to Clarissa, the central character, and how much does it mock her? What do these conflicting pressures mean? 

Join Dr Trudi Tate as she explores how Woolf portrays the other women in the novel: Clarissa’s daughter Elizabeth, Miss Kilman, Rezia, and the servant, Lucy; and find out how Woolf imagines relations between women, and women’s place in the changing world of 1923. 

Speaker

Dr Trudi Tate

Photograph of Trudi Tate

Trudi Tate works on nineteenth and twentieth century British literature, with a particular interest in Virginia Woolf. She has published works on the Crimean War, literature of the First World War, recent refugee writings, and women writers of the early 20thC. She is an Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall and Director of Literature Cambridge: www.literaturecambridge.co.uk

 

Reading list

Trudi Tate is editor of the new Oxford World's Classics edition of Mrs Dalloway, to be published in 2025. 

Booking information

In-person lectures at the Sidgwick Site as part of Alumni Festival cost £15 per person.

Price: 
£15

Location

Sidgwick Site
West Road
Cambridge
CB3 9DP
United Kingdom

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