Virginia Woolf and the Birth of Modern Women’s Fiction

Joseph Luzzi – Bard College

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.