“Norton Critical Edition Speakers Series: To the Lighthouse and Orlando

Hosted by Margaret Homans and Madelyn Detloff


Join Margaret Homans (Yale University) and Madelyn Detloff (Miami University) for a discussion of why Virginia Woolf’s novels, including To the Lighthouse and Orlando, have endured as often taught and read collections! In the second half of the hour, audience members are invited and encouraged to ask questions in an open Q&A with Margaret and Madelyn. Everyone is welcome and registrants will receive a recording of the event.

Margaret Homans is a professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale University. She is the author of Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women’s WritingRoyal Representations: Queen Victoria and British Culture, 1837?1876Women Writers and Poetic Identity: Dorothy Wordsworth, Emily Bronte, and Emily DickinsonThe Imprint of Another Life: Adoption Narratives and Human Possibility; and Virginia Woolf: A Collection of Critical Essays.

Madelyn Detloff is Professor of English and Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University, Oxford, OH. She is the author of The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and The Value of Woolf (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She is co-editor, with Brenda Helt, of Queer Bloomsbury (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and, with Diana Royer, of Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism (Clemson University Press, 2008). Her essays appear in a number of venues, including Modernism/modernity, Hypatia, Feminist Modernist Studies, Women’s Studies, JMMLA, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Literature Compass, and English Language Notes.

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