[Vwoolf] Teaching Orlando
majohn2 at ilstu.edu
Wed Jul 17 18:11:40 EDT 2019
The current issue of Aperture magazine has been guest edited by Tilda Swinton and draws upon themes of Woolf’s Orlando. Work by both visual artists/photographers and writers is included. I think this could be a really wonderful resource for students who want to make connections to current ideas and issues surrounding gender and identity!
Dr. Melissa Johnson, MILS, PhD
Associate Professor, Art History & Visual Culture
214C Center for the Visual Arts
School of Art – College of Fine Arts
Illinois State University
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I finished reading Orlando recently and scribbled a note to myself to be sure to teach it before Butler's "Gender Trouble" in a literature, theory, or gender studies course as an example of how novels often provide blueprints for theory and philosophy... I will likely teach Butler after Woolf and then have students decide if one of the texts fills in gaps for the other and generally have them discuss what each offers that is different/similar. It seems important to get students to consider the ways these two separate genres do different sorts of work but also to notice the way novels as texts are so rich that they actually do many things that other texts can't.
Hope this helps!
On Wed, Jul 17, 2019 at 8:13 AM Kristin Czarnecki via Vwoolf <vwoolf at lists.osu.edu<mailto:vwoolf at lists.osu.edu>> wrote:
I'll be teaching our Honors Research Seminar for first-year students this fall for the first time. It includes a substantial unit on the humanities in which we read Orlando. Students will complete several assignments related to the story, context, annotations, etc., and write a research paper in which they defend an argument about a theme/symbol/image--the usual fare but for some of our strongest students who need to hone these skills early for future Honors classes & such. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be grateful!
President, International Virginia Woolf Society
Professor of English
Georgetown College, Pawling Hall 110
Georgetown, KY 40324
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Sovay Hansen, MA
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Minor in German Studies
Graduate Associate in Teaching
The University of Arizona
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