Plan II Alumni Book Club Inaugural Meeting
Tue, November 7, 2006 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Reading Room, Carothers 007
Sometimes called her most important work, this 1929 essay about society and art and sexism is also one of Woolf's most accessible. She takes us on an erudite yet conversational--and completely entertaining--walk around the history of women and writing, smoothly comparing the architecture of sentences by the likes of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, all the while lampooning the chauvinistic state of university education in the England of her day. Come prepared to talk about WoolCarol MacKay received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and UCLA. A Distinguished Teaching Professor of English and an Affiliate with Women's and Gender Studies, she teaches courses in the Victorian novel, women's studies, and autobiography at the University of Texas. She is the author of Soliloquy in Nineteenth- Century Fiction and Creative Negativity: Four Victorian Exemplars of the Female Quest, as well as editor of Dramatic Dickens and The Two Thackerays. The recipient of numerous university-wide teaching awards, she is also the president-elect of UT's Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.