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  • Virginia Woolf and Mrs. Dalloway Teresa Yuh-yi Tan 談玉儀 2011/9/27 談玉儀
  • IMAGES OF VIRGINIA WOOLF http://www.cygneis.com/woolf/ 談玉儀
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) The Writer
    • A British novelist , feminist essayist, critic, and a central figure of the Bloomsbury group
    • Modernist features in her work
      • Stream of the consciousness
      • Interior monologue
      • Non-linear psychological probing on the characters
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  • Bloomsbury Artists: Portraits
    • Virginia Woolf at Ashenham, ca 1910 . Painting by Vanessa Bell. (Naylor, Gillian. Bloomsbury: the Artists, Authors, and Designers by Themselves . Great Britain: Octopus, 1990, p. 83.)
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  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀
    • Her youth shadowed by series of emotional shocks
      • her half-brother sexually abused her
      • 4 mental breakdown
        • Her first breakdown in 13 was in 1895, when her mother had died
        • In 1897, her step-sister Stella's death , Virginia had her second breakdown
        • The death of her father on 1904 - she was 22
        • Her brother Toby died in 1906
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀
    • In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), a literary editor set up a publishing co., Hogart House
    • She lived in Richmond from 1915-24, in Bloomsbury from 1924-39, and maintained the house in Rodmell from 1919-41.
    • On March 28, 1941 , she loaded her pockets full of stones and drowned herself in the River Ouse near Rodmell
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀
    • The Bloomsbury Group: Thursday Gathering for artists, economists, novelists
    • A writer of modernism : devices as stream of consciousness, interior monologue and non-linear narrative
    • Famous books: Mrs. Dalloway , To the Lighthouse , Orlando , A Room of One’s Own
  • Virginia Woolf 談玉儀
    • A Room of One’s Own (1929)
      • “ A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction .”
      • An Androgynous mind
    • “ Walter Sickert: A Conversation”
      • “ Each of Shakespeare’s plays has its dominant colour. And each writers differs of course as a colourist.”
  • Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀
    • She lived in 3 Houses
      • in Richmond from 1915-24,
      • in Bloomsbury from 1924-39,
      • and maintained the house in Rodmell from 1919-41.
  • Woolf lived in Richmond from 1915-24 and this this a place she wrote Mrs. Dalloway 談玉儀
  • 談玉儀 46 Gordon Square, Lodon "I love walking in London," said Mrs. Dalloway. "Really it's better than walking in the country." Woolf’s London House (1924-39), now has housed members of staff and lecture-rooms of the College's Department of History of Art, Birbeck College
  • Monk’s House, Rodmell, England Copyright 1998 Cynthia Burgess Virginia and Leonard Lived from 1919 until her suicide in 1941. 談玉儀
  • The striking and sad bust of Virginia Woolf in the garden at Rodmell 談玉儀
  • 談玉儀 Woolf’s writing lodge, Rodmell Copyright 1998 Cynthia Burgess
  • Fetishistic Liminality in Mrs. Dalloway 談玉儀
  • Mrs. Dalloway (1925) 談玉儀 Clarissa Dalloway representative of an uppity English gentry class A Party Sally Seton/ Lady Rossester Clarissa's true but unfulfilled love a rebellious instinct Richard Dalloway Clarissa’s Husband A Member of the Government Elizabeth Dalloway Clarissa and Richard’s Daughter Peter Walsh Clarissa’s Ex-boyfriend Miss Kilman, Elizabeth’s History Teacher Septimus Warren Smith Clarissa's doppelganger Voices of Death
  • Marleen Gorris, the Director
    • Known for her feminist sensibility and her depictions of relationships between women
    • Began writing scripts at the age of thirty
    • Her writing-directing ventures in her native Netherlands include
      • A Question of Silence (1982)
      • Broken Mirrors (1984)
      • The Last Island (1991)
      • Antonia's Line (1995), an Oscar for Best Foreign Film
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  • Mrs. Dalloway’s Walk from Dean’s Yard, Westminster to Bond Street 談玉儀
  • Dalloway’s Walk
    • Westminster—Victorian Street—Fleet—Admiralty—Arlington Street and Picadilly—St. James’s Park—Piccadilly—Bond Street—Oxford Street—Buckingham Palace
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  • Archway to Dean’s Yard 談玉儀
  • Westminster Abbey 談玉儀
  • Parliament 談玉儀
  • Big Ben (1910) Strikes 10:00 as Mrs. Dalloway crosses Victoria St. 談玉儀
  • Buckingham Palace 談玉儀
  • Birdcage Walk: Entrance to St. James Park 談玉儀
  • Burlington Arcade: Across Piccadilly St. from Bond St. 談玉儀
  • Clarissa in her white gown 談玉儀
  • The Green Gown for the party 談玉儀
  • Clothes, a Shape of the Maternal Ego
    • Clarissa masquerades her self into various roles in life
    • Green Gown
      • The 1920s London society
      • A banquet gown indicates her as a noble high-class hostess
    • White frock
      • 1890s Bourton
      • Sexual proclivities with Sally
    • Gorris’s liminal portal of the time-mirror
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  • Mrs. Dalloway’s Party 談玉儀
  • Coda: Emergence of a Modern Woman
    • The exploration of Clarissa’s fetishistic symbols such as flowers, hats, gloves, dresses, cars, parties, and London streets is crucial to retain the mental illustration of female subjectivity
    • The 1920s London as a liminal maternal space on the borders that resonates with cognitive mapping of a fragmented self torn by the war and the patriarchal society
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