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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Woolf and the Domestic Woman Artist

This is a presentation of an Honors Thesis. It is an examination of women who are artists in the traditional sense (i.e. - painters, etc.) as well as women whose domestic work as presented in the text aligns them with the female artistic identity. It also examines the critical response to such depictions, and evaluates whether the depictions and critical responses to them are different in a meaningful way. The novels utilized include "To the Lighthouse" and "Mrs. Dalloway." The thesis begins by examining how Woolf constructs a parallel, comparison, or relationship between women engaging in traditional art and women engaged in art through the performance of the domestic role, and concludes by focusing on the critical response of both feminist and non-feminist critics to this parallel construction.

Presenter: Kristin Stine (Undergraduate Student)
Location: 219 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)