21L.701 | Spring 2001 | Undergraduate
Literary Interpretation: Virginia Woolf's Shakespeare

Readings

Texts

Shakespeare, William. Antony and Cleopatra. Edited by Michael Neill. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Shakespeare, William. Cymbeline. Edited by Roger Warren. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Shakespeare, William. Othello. Edited by Norman Sanders. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Shakespeare, William. The Winter’s Tale. Edited by Stephen Orgel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Woolf, Virginia. Between the Acts. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1941.

Woolf, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, 1997 [1925].

Woolf, Virginia. Orlando. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich 1973 [1928].

Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989 [1929].

Woolf, Virginia. Three Guineas. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1938.

Woolf, Virginia. To The Lighthouse. San Diego: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989 [1927].

Woolf, Virginia. The Waves. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1978 [1931].

Additional Readings

Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. Edited by Donald Gray. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993.

Behn, Aphra. The Rover. London: Methuen Drama, 1993.

Behn, Aphra. Selected poems. Edited by Malcolm Hicks. Manchester: Fyfield, 1993.

Brooke, Rupert. The Collected Poems. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987.

Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Edited by Richard J. Dunn. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001.

Callaghan, Dympna. “‘Othello was a White Man’: Properties of Race on Shakespeare’s Stage.” In Alternative Shakespeares. Vol. 2. Edited by Terence Hawkes. London: Routledge, 1996, pp. 192-215.

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Coleridge’s criticism of Shakespeare. Edited by R.A. Foakes. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Froula, Christine. “Virginia Woolf as Shakespeare’s Sister: Chapters in a Woman Writer’s Autobiography.” In Women’s Re-visions of Shakespeare. Edited by Marianne Novy. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990, pp. 123-142.

Hussey, Mark. “Living in a War Zone: An Introduction to Virginia Woolf as a War Novelist.” In Virginia Woolf and War: Fiction, Reality, and Myth. Edited by Mark Hussey.Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1991.

Johnson. Samuel. Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes Selected and Set Forth. London: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Jones, Ann Rosalind. “Writing the Body: Toward an Understanding of l’Écriture féminine.” In The New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature, and Theory. Edited by Elaine Showalter. New York: Pantheon, 1985, pp. 361-377.

Keats, John. Complete Poems and Selected Letters . New York: Modern Library, 2001.

Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Owen, Wilfred. “Mental Cases,” “Dulce et Decorum est,” and “Strange Meeting.” In The Complete Poems and Fragments. Edited by Jon Stallworthy. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984.

Pope, Alexander. Selections. Edited by Pat Rogers. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Rich, Adrienne. “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence.” In Blood, Bread, and Poetry. New York: Norton, 1986, pp. 23-75.

Rich, Adrienne. “The Domestication of Motherhood,” “Mother and Son, Woman and Man,” and “Motherhood and Daughterhood.” In Of Woman Born. New York: Norton, 1976, pp. 110-127, 186-217, 218-255.

Rossetti, Christina. The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Edited by R. W. Crump. 3 vols. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979-1990.

Sassoon, Siegfried. The War Poems. London: Faber and Faber, 1983.

Scarry, Elaine. The Body in Pain. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985, pp. 3-23, 60-157.

Sedgwick, Eve. Between Men. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Shakespeare, William. As You Like It. Edited by Michael Hattaway. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Smith, Barbara. “Racism and Women’s Studies,” and “Healing the Great Divide.” In The Truth That Never Hurts. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1998.

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. Selected Poems. Edited by Aidan Day. New York: Penguin , 1991.

Usui, Masami. “The Female Victims of War in Mrs. Dalloway.” In Virginia Woolf and War: Fiction, Reality, and Myth. Edited by Mark Hussey.Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1991.

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