Virginia Woolf and the Birth of Modern Women’s Fiction

Bard College

Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, and he taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in The New York Times, TLS, The London Times, the Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and on National Public Radio. Dr. Luzzi’s awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. He is the author of five books and recently created The Virtual Book Club: an international community of readers dedicated to exploring major literary works past and present.



Why is Virginia Woolf considered one of the most important women authors of all time? Why do many list her masterpieces To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway as among the very greatest novels of the 20th century? This presentation will explore the remarkable literary contributions of Virginia Woolf as we discover why her innovative writing style, extraordinary emotional insights, and profound level of learning continue to enchant readers worldwide and draw new audiences to her fictional universe.



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Andrew Harris

Always interesting, always fun, Professor Luzzi is one of the best speakers on One Day U.

1 year ago
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