women.writers.RWA: Women and Fiction/Woolf

RWA 2: Defining the Issues and Discussing Where to Begin
Professor Rodgers
Intro to Women Writers

Please read Virginia Woolf's essay "Women Novelists" (pp. 68-71) and her essay "Women and Fiction" (pp. 43-52)Please type your response to the following questions, follow MLA formatting guidelines, and make sure to read over your responses at least once before handing in the assignment.

1/ In one page or less, please explain what Woolf's key point is in "Women Novelists" and the supporting points she makes to support/discuss that key point.

2/ In one page or less, please explain what Woolf's key point is in "Women and Fiction" and the supporting points she makes to support/discuss that key point.

3/  Though Woolf's essay "Women Novelists" is a book review of a book published in 1918, it in many ways serves as an introduction to the key issues involved in the study of women and writing.  What are these issues, according to Woolf?

4 /Does Woolf list the same set of issues in "Women and Fiction" or add to this list, please explain.

5/ Please make a list of any words, phrases, or passages in the two essays that you found difficult to understand.  I suggest making using a three column format for this list:  column 1: what you don't understand; column 2: your question, i.e., who is that?, what is that?, what does that mean?; column 3: your answer and how you came to this, i.e., I think this is a novelist I've never heard of; 19th c. female novelist (Wikipedia), etc. 

Please type your responses to these questions, follow MLA formatting guidelines, and make sure to read over your responses at least once before handing in the assignment.

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