University of Toronto

Department of English

ENG422H: Studies Post-1800: Virginia Woolf

Instructor: Melba Cuddy-Keane

Office: Rm. 2103, 7 King's College Circle

Course Time: Tuesday 1-3

Telephone: 416-978-3191

Email: Melba Cuddy-Keane

Location: UC 175


Course Description (2006)

A study of Virginia Woolf as a novelist, a literary critic, and a social theorist.

Method of Evaluation:

Seminar presentation and write-up (20%); 7-8 page research paper (20%); 12-15 page essay (40%); contributions to class discussion and short assignments (20%)

Course Materials:

Books will be available at the Bob Miller Bookroom (180 Bloor Street West, between Bedford and Avenue Rd.).


Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room (Penguin Classics); Mrs. Dalloway (Oxford World's Classics); The Waves (Oxford World's Classics); A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas (Penguin Classics); The Years (Penguin Classics); selected essays and short fiction (on-line or library copies). Since required reading will include the introduction and notes to the texts, please use the specified editions, which will be available in the Bob Miller Book Room.

"Kew Gardens" (1919) in Monday or Tuesday or A Haunted House and Other Stories or

"Mr. Benn ett and Mrs. Brown" (1924) in The Captain's Death Bed and Collected Essays 1
Microsoft word transcription

"Modern Fiction": (1925) in The Common Reader: First Series

"Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid" in The Death of a Moth:

Further short works to be added.

First Three (Major) Texts:

A Room of One's Own; Mrs. Dalloway; Jacob's Room

Recommended electronic texts:

Virginia Woolf’s fiction, diaries, letters, and many of her essays (all the collected volumes but not the Complete Essays) as well as Mark Hussey's useful reference guide Virginia Woolf: A to Z are all available on-line through the Robarts Library’s e-Resources, or on CD-Rom at the E.J. Pratt Library:

Major Authors on CD-ROM: Virginia Woolf. (Primary Source Media)

To use this database off campus through "my.access," you will need to download "Citrix ICA Client." Search the above title in the library catalogue and follow the download instructions. You will then have access to a searchable database of most of Virginia Woolf's writing as well as Mark Hussey's Virginia Woolf: A to Z.

Project MUSE, for access to journals such as the Journal of Modern Literature, Modern Fiction Studies and Modernism/modernity

Melba Cuddy-Keane, Virginia Woolf, the intellectual, and the public sphere. (NetLibrary)

Links to Virginia Woolf Sites:

The International Virginia Woolf Society
The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
Virginia Woolf Society of Japan
Virginia Woolf and Modernism A course-generated site at the University of Virginia.