This event is no longer screening. Registrants might be interested in Sunday 1 Nov’s Grief in Literature session instead at 11:00. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience caused. Find the full programme here on our What’s On page.
This live online event with Professor Ulrika Maude will take the form of a talk followed by audience Q&A.
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.
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