Approaches to Teaching Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (Approaches to Teaching World Literature


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Eileen Barrett is professor of English and director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching at California State University, East Bay. Her publications include an award-winning article on Between the Acts, a contribution to the Approaches to Teaching Woolf's To the Lighthouse volume, and essays on Mrs. Dalloway. She is coeditor of American Women Writers: Diverse Voices in Prose, three volumes of Selected Papers for the Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, and Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. Ruth O. Saxton is professor of English and cofounder of the women's studies program at Mills College, where she has been recognized for exemplary teaching. She coedited Woolf and Lessing: Breaking the Mold (with Jean Tobin), edited The Girl: Constructions of the Girl in Contemporary Fiction by Women, and is working on a collection of essays about the aging female protagonist in contemporary fiction.


"This Approaches volume will be invaluable: it is rich in accessible resources, alert to the eclecticism of approaches to teaching fiction, rooted in the practical world of the classroom, and consistently informs its suggestions with the point of view of student responses." --Mark Hussey, Pace University

"Whether teaching the novel for the first or twentieth time, whether in an undergraduate survey course or a doctoral seminar on Virginia Woolf, teachers will be thrilled to have such interesting and above all accessible approaches as they explore the novel with their students." --Kristin Czarnecki, Virginia Woolf Miscellany

"Indeed, the material on Woolf and Mrs. Dalloway will enhance the enjoyment and knowledge of instructors and students." --Dors�a Smith, University of Puerto Rico, R�o Piedras

"Covering an impressive range of courses from composition classes to senior literature seminars, editors Eileen Barrett and Ruth O. Saxton have gathered a helpful collection of pedagogical essays for a variety of teaching environments. The resulting compilation provides useful suggestions for helping students understand and connect to Mrs. Dalloway, while demonstrating the continued importance of Woolf's masterpiece to multiple academic and professional arenas." --Christopher DeVault, Mount Mercy University

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