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  1. 1. Virginia Woolf and Mrs. Dalloway Teresa Yuh-yi Tan 談玉儀 2011/9/27 談玉儀
  3. 3. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) The Writer <ul><li>A British novelist , feminist essayist, critic, and a central figure of the Bloomsbury group </li></ul><ul><li>Modernist features in her work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stream of the consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interior monologue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-linear psychological probing on the characters </li></ul></ul>談玉儀
  4. 4. Bloomsbury Artists: Portraits <ul><li>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.) </li></ul>談玉儀
  5. 5. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀 <ul><li>Her youth shadowed by series of emotional shocks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>her half-brother sexually abused her </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 mental breakdown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Her first breakdown in 13 was in 1895, when her mother had died </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In 1897, her step-sister Stella's death , Virginia had her second breakdown </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The death of her father on 1904 - she was 22 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Her brother Toby died in 1906 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀 <ul><li>In 1912 she married Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), a literary editor set up a publishing co., Hogart House </li></ul><ul><li>She lived in Richmond from 1915-24, in Bloomsbury from 1924-39, and maintained the house in Rodmell from 1919-41. </li></ul><ul><li>On March 28, 1941 , she loaded her pockets full of stones and drowned herself in the River Ouse near Rodmell </li></ul>
  7. 7. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀 <ul><li>The Bloomsbury Group: Thursday Gathering for artists, economists, novelists </li></ul><ul><li>A writer of modernism : devices as stream of consciousness, interior monologue and non-linear narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Famous books: Mrs. Dalloway , To the Lighthouse , Orlando , A Room of One’s Own </li></ul>
  8. 8. Virginia Woolf 談玉儀 <ul><li>A Room of One’s Own (1929) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction .” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Androgynous mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Walter Sickert: A Conversation” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Each of Shakespeare’s plays has its dominant colour. And each writers differs of course as a colourist.” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) 談玉儀 <ul><li>She lived in 3 Houses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in Richmond from 1915-24, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in Bloomsbury from 1924-39, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and maintained the house in Rodmell from 1919-41. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Woolf lived in Richmond from 1915-24 and this this a place she wrote Mrs. Dalloway 談玉儀
  11. 11. 談玉儀 46 Gordon Square, Lodon &quot;I love walking in London,&quot; said Mrs. Dalloway. &quot;Really it's better than walking in the country.&quot; 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
  12. 12. Monk’s House, Rodmell, England Copyright 1998 Cynthia Burgess Virginia and Leonard Lived from 1919 until her suicide in 1941. 談玉儀
  13. 13. The striking and sad bust of Virginia Woolf in the garden at Rodmell 談玉儀
  14. 14. 談玉儀 Woolf’s writing lodge, Rodmell Copyright 1998 Cynthia Burgess
  15. 15. Fetishistic Liminality in Mrs. Dalloway 談玉儀
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Marleen Gorris, the Director <ul><li>Known for her feminist sensibility and her depictions of relationships between women </li></ul><ul><li>Began writing scripts at the age of thirty </li></ul><ul><li>Her writing-directing ventures in her native Netherlands include </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Question of Silence (1982) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broken Mirrors (1984) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Last Island (1991) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antonia's Line (1995), an Oscar for Best Foreign Film </li></ul></ul>談玉儀
  18. 18. Mrs. Dalloway’s Walk from Dean’s Yard, Westminster to Bond Street 談玉儀
  19. 19. Dalloway’s Walk <ul><li>Westminster—Victorian Street—Fleet—Admiralty—Arlington Street and Picadilly—St. James’s Park—Piccadilly—Bond Street—Oxford Street—Buckingham Palace </li></ul>談玉儀
  20. 20. Archway to Dean’s Yard 談玉儀
  21. 21. Westminster Abbey 談玉儀
  22. 22. Parliament 談玉儀
  23. 23. Big Ben (1910) Strikes 10:00 as Mrs. Dalloway crosses Victoria St. 談玉儀
  24. 24. Buckingham Palace 談玉儀
  25. 25. Birdcage Walk: Entrance to St. James Park 談玉儀
  26. 26. Burlington Arcade: Across Piccadilly St. from Bond St. 談玉儀
  27. 27. Clarissa in her white gown 談玉儀
  28. 28. The Green Gown for the party 談玉儀
  29. 29. Clothes, a Shape of the Maternal Ego <ul><li>Clarissa masquerades her self into various roles in life </li></ul><ul><li>Green Gown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 1920s London society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A banquet gown indicates her as a noble high-class hostess </li></ul></ul><ul><li>White frock </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1890s Bourton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual proclivities with Sally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gorris’s liminal portal of the time-mirror </li></ul>談玉儀
  30. 30. Mrs. Dalloway’s Party 談玉儀
  31. 31. Coda: Emergence of a Modern Woman <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>談玉儀