Sunday, December 9, 2012

January 25 -- A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Meeting Information:
Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Plaza Branch Library, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo

We will be discussing the book, A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf. This books was first published on 24 October 1929 and is based on a series of lectures she delivered at Newnham College and Girton College, two women's colleges at Cambridge University in October 1928. While this extended essay in fact employs a fictional narrator and narrative to explore women both as writers of and characters in fiction, the manuscript for the delivery of the series of lectures, titled "Women and Fiction", and hence the essay, are considered non-fiction. The essay is generally seen as a feminist text, and is noted in its argument for both a literal and figural space for women writers within a literary tradition dominated by patriarchy.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Schedule for 2013

January 25 -- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
February 22 -- Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
March 29 -- Genesis from the Bible
April 26 -- Poems: North & South. A Cold Spring by Elizabeth Bishop
May 31 -- As You Like It by William Shakespeare
June 28 -- One Thousand and One Nights (part 1)
July 26 -- One Thousand and One Nights (part 2)
August 30 -- One Thousand and One Nights (part 3)
September 27 -- On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
October 25 -- Medea by Euripides
December 6 -- The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle