Jacob's Room: Virginia Woolf in Poetic Echoes (Dec 19)
Jacob's Room (Part 3 of Virginia Woolf in Poetic Echoes series)
Tuesday, December 19 | 7:30-9:30pm ET
online via Zoom
Instructor: Sakina B. Fakhri (co-founder/editor at Lazuli Literary Group)
In this session, we will discuss the poetic flowering of Virginia Woolf's experimental style in her third novel, Jacob's Room (1922). Following The Voyage Out and Night and Day--works consciously engaging with and visibly resisting Victorian styles of writing--Jacob's Room represents Woolf's unabashed break with accepted forms.
We will look at Jacob's Room in light of some of Woolf's own ideas about literary theory as expressed in her diary entries, essays, and letters.
Please read Jacob's Room in its entirety (it is not too long--less than 200 pages) before the session; no supplementary pre-readings this time, so you can focus on the main work! In this case, I believe it is part of Woolf's daring accomplishment that she is able to sustain a full novel--and continue to call it a novel--in the style that she does.
Relevant excerpts of supplementary readings will be presented during class (with a bibliography in case you would like to read the source material fully afterwards).
"Jacob's Room: Virginia Woolf in Poetic Echoes" is the third in a nine-session series that moves chronologically through the novels of Virginia Woolf. Each discussion includes a presentation and analysis of supplementary excerpts—"echoes"—from works of poets & writers throughout history.
*Register and pay for each session separately. This purchase grants you admission to Session 3, Jacob's Room: Virginia Woolf in Poetic Echoes on December 19, 2023.