Class Notes (859,776)
CA (520,905)
UTSC (32,037)
English (1,508)
ENGC54H3 (16)
Lecture

lecture 3

2 Pages
67 Views

Department
English
Course Code
ENGC54H3
Professor
Natalie Rose

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.
Description
Lecture3 - 19/09 Thursday,September 15, 2011 3:06 PM  VirginiaWoolf,ARoomof One'sOwn - Close-readingandliteraryanalysis ○ e.g.thebeadle,theManxcat - Conceptualimplications ○ e.g.theself-effacing"I":importanceofexperience?Critiqueofunitaryself?  Somereallydon'tlikethis,becauseheavilyinvestedinempoweringwomen'svoices andtheirexperiencesbecausehistoricallytheyhavebeensilencedandhavenotbeen represented  Somanyuntoldlives  Woolf'srhetoricalstructureisafailureinsomeeyes  Somelikethequestioningofthe"I" □ Thenotionofvaluebecauseofwhoisthespeakerisconsideredpartofthe patriarchalideology ○ e.g.womanasmirrorreflectingmanastwicehissize:deconstructionofthehierarchical binary  Today'skeypoints - Incandescence(endofch3) - Anger(questioningCharlotteBronte) - Thefemalesense - ChloeandOlivia - Androgyny - Gender,classandrace ○ Whoisthewomanthat Woolfisspeakingabout,for,andto? - Since1928 therehasbeena growingtradition - Chapter4shebeginstotalkaboutgenre ○ Whenwomenbegintostarttalkinginmass,theywritenovels  Suitedtowomenbecauseofthematerialconditions,theirlives,whichare characterizedbyconstantlybeinginterrupted  Noneedforlongconcentration ○ Womenaretrainedtoanalyzecharacter ○ Anewforminthe18th century,no rulesandregulationswithclassicalstructure  Didn'thaveformaluniversityeducation -didn'tlearnLatinandGreek - Startstalkingaboutthewriters ○ Shedoesn'tjustgivealist,shejudgesthem - Ch4. thetraditionofwomenwriters:whatstandard doesWoolfuseto judgewriting? What makesagood woman writer or a flawedwriter?What doeWoolfvalue? ○ Canbeturnedagainstitself ○ Theydon'texpress toomuchemotion-especiallyanger  Notlikingangerisveryconventionalandgivingintomen'sstandardofpropriety  Attemptingtomaintainstandards -womenshouldbedocileandnotquestionothers ○ QuotesJaneEyre'srantingofinequalities  CharlotteBronte:"Itisclearthatanger was temperingwiththeintegrityofCharlotte Bronte"  Whatisthe effectofWoolfspendingsolongcitingthispassagethat"tamperswith theintegrity"ofC.B?isWoolfconsistentaboutangerin Room? ○ Shegetsangry,expressingagooddealofangerandseenitin themaleprofessorherself  Incandescence ○ Doesn'tlikewomenwriterscomplainingabouttheirlot Issheopposedtoemotions,ortryingtoerasethebinaryopposition?Perhaps ○ HeridealisShakespeare lookingformenandwomentobelookedasequal.Byhavingwomenwritein  Hewasdetachedfromhiswriting,transcendence,leavingthepersonalbehind asimilarfashiontomenitwillshowthatwehavetheabilitytobeas credible  Completelyopposedtothematerialconditions asmen - "Alldesiretoprotest,topreach,toproclaimaninjury,topay offa score,to maketheworldthe witnessofsomehardshiporgrievancewasfiredout ofhim[Shakespeare] andconsumed. Thereforehispoetryflowsfromhimfreeandunimpeded.Ifeveramindwasincandescent, unimpeded,Ithought,turningagaintothebookcase,itwasShakespeare'smind" - Tryingtoshowa man's viewofwomen'swriting ○ Criticizingandyetassertingthevalueofemotiontiedintowriting - JaneEyreisaboutwomen'sangerand tryingto keepsomeproprietyinplace ○ Someonedisassociatedfromtheanger,whichisprojectedon"doubles"withinthebook - Womencouldarguethattheyare expressingtheirangerthroughliterarytext,ratherthaninreal life  Thefemalesentence - JaneAustenandEmilyBronte"wroteaswomenwrite,notasmenwrite" ○ Eventhisincandescentwritingisgendered - "'Thegrandeuroftheirworkswasan argumentwiththem,notto stopshort, butto proceed.They couldhavenohigherexcitementorsatisfactionthanintheexerciseoftheirartandendless generationsoftruthandbeauty.Successpromptstoexertion;andhabitfacilitatessuccess'" ○ Procreationelement-excitement,satisfaction,exertion,facilitates ○ Themalewriterdoeshisprocreationinfiction,literature,poetry,plays  Theircreativedriveisputintothis,becausetheycannotproduceoffspringthemselves ○ Sexualizingofartisticcreation ○ Verygeneralandabstract  WhereasWoolfisalwayssidetrackedbyeitherexternalforceorthemovementofher mind  Shedidn'twritethemalesentence -theaccretiveway,intermsofanon-traditional way - "JaneAustenl
More Less
Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit