PS/MS Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury



Time and place

  • Thu 10:15-11:45, Room 00.011 ICS

  • BA English and American Studies: Zwischenmodul II Literature (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul I: Thematisches Kombinationsmodul)
  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien: Zwischenmodul L-GYM Literature (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Basismodul Literature)
  • Lehramt Englisch an Grund-, Mittel- und Realschulen: Zwischenmodul L-UF Literature (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Elementarmodul Literature


Virginia Woolf is looked upon as one of the most important representatives of literary modernism in England. In this seminar, we will analyse Woolf's short stories and essays before we discuss her novels |Mrs Dalloway| (1925), |To the Lighthouse| (1927), and |Orlando| (1928) against the backdrop of both |fin-de-siècle| and early 20th-century aesthetics. We will also focus on the rise of the psychological novel and the role of art in Woolf's narratives. Since Woolf was a central member of the famous "Bloomsbury Group" we will pay special attention to the work of this intellectual coterie of writers, artist, and scientists.

Additional information

Expected participants: 20