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Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts (course)

This free course introduces Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts (1941), with the aim of understanding how she writes about time, memory, and ideas about identity. It also considers why Woolf’s fiction is often considered difficult. Selected extracts from her essays on writing help to clarify some of these perceived difficulties, illuminating complex patterning and structure in this fictional account of an English village, on a day in June in 1939.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course A335 Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present, and was written by Sue Asbee.

Sue Asbee
In Collection(s): Virginia Woolf, Modernism