Organizer: Another Look | Stanford University
About the Session
- When: Apr 11, 7 pm Pacific Time
- Virtual Platform: Zoom
It has been called one of the greatest non-fiction books of all time. Please join us for a discussion of Virginia Woolf’s 1929 “A Room of One’s Own” at 7 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 11, online or in-person at Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street on the Stanford campus.
“The Guardian” called the book “a landmark in feminist thought and a rhetorical masterpiece.” According to a contemporary review in “The Los Angeles Times”: “If you miss this book, which is profound and subtle and gently ironic and beautifully written, you will have missed an important reading experience.” Another Look will consider the work’s legacy a century later. The Bloomsbury author’s iconic book, an extended essay, is in public domain and widely available.
Panelists will include: Stanford Prof. Robert Pogue Harrison, author, director of Another Look, host of the radio talk show and podcast series “Entitled Opinions,” and a regular contributor to the “New York Review of Books” and Stanford Prof. Tobias Wolff, one of America’s leading writers, a founding director of Another Look, and a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.
The panel will also include Constance Solari, a writing coach and the author of four novels, including 2012’s “Sophie’s Fire: The Story of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat” and Maria Florence Massucco, a PhD candidate in Italian Studies who specializes in the 20th century novel.
This event is sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages.