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    DescriptionMrs. Dalloway is considered a central work in Virginia Woolf's oeuvre and in the modernist canon. It not only addresses historical and cultural issues such as war, colonialism, class, politics, marriage, sexuality, and psychology but also reimagines the novel form. Moreover, Mrs. Dalloway continues to grow in its influence and visibility, inspiring adaptations in film, theater, print, and other media.Despite Mrs. Dalloway's continued popularity, many students today find the prose daunting and a barrier to their appreciation and comprehension of the novel. This volume seeks to give instructors a variety of strategies for making Woolf's work compelling and accessible to students while addressing the diverse ways it has been interpreted. Part 1, "Materials," reviews editions of Mrs. Dalloway as well as critical and historical resources related to the novel. Part 2, "Approaches," explores the task of contextualizing this key modernist text in the classroom. Some contributors situate Mrs. Dalloway in its historical time and place, namely, London in the period between the two world wars. Others discuss the novel's narrative form or interpret it using perspectives from cultural studies, feminism, or queer theory. Still others address the novel's relation to poems, films, and Victorian novels. Finally, a group of essays discusses the challenges and rewards of teaching the novel in settings both traditional and nontraditional, from a college classroom to a prison.

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    Approaches to Teaching Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ruth O Saxton, Edited by Eileen Barrett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 167
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    ISBN 13: 9781603290593
    ISBN 10: 1603290591

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    DC21: 823.912
    DC22: 823.912
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    B&T General Subject: 340
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    LC classification: PR6045.O72 M7335 2009
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    Modern Language Association of America
    Imprint name
    Modern Language Association of America
    Publication date
    30 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Covering an impressive range of courses from composition classes to senior literature seminars, editors Eileen Barrett and Ruth O. Saxton have gathered a helpful collection of pedagogical essays for a variety of teaching environments. The resulting compilation provides useful suggestions for helping students understand and connect to Mrs. Dalloway, while demonstrating the continued importance of Woolf's masterpiece to multiple academic and professional arenas." --Christopher DeVault, Mount Mercy University