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Sunday 17th May 2020

Cancelled: Virginia Woolf and the Literature of Loss

— Colston Hall Foyer
Virginia Woolf and the Literature of Loss
time:14:00
price: Tickets Below

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This event is part of Good Grief Bristol, A Festival of Love and Loss. 11-17 May 2020 (https://goodgriefbristol.com/).

Virginia Woolf’s fourth novel, Mrs Dalloway (1925), is set in the aftermath of the First World War. The novel spans a single day in June and the reader encounters an array of bereaved characters as the eponymous Mrs Dalloway prepares for and holds a party in her London home.

Woolf’s novel is permeated with different types of loss – lost children, lost youth, lost lovers and friends – and culminates in the suicide of the shell-shocked soldier, Septimus Smith.

Professor Ulrika Maude’s lecture explores the intricate and often surprising ways in which loss and suicide are represented in the novel as well as in Woolf’s essays, diaries, and other fictional works.

Image © George Charles Beresford

Concessions are available for OAPs, students, under 18s, the unwaged, and people with disabilities.

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