My dissertation is on Virginia Woolf…and I’m really struggling with it!
Firstly, I cannot decide what I want to focus on. I’m really interested in her writing as autobiographical, especially in To the Lighthouse, the way she sets the novel in what was her favourite place as a child, Talland House. I’m also really interested in the contrast between the urban and the rural, the city and the country. Mrs Dalloway is based in the centre of London, a place that practically defines what it is to live in the city, whereas To the Lighthouse is based by the sea (obviously) in Skye, an island off Scotland. The use of water in To the Lighthouse is another interesting topic, but I’m not sure yet what it means or is supposed to symbolise. If there are any knowledgeable Woolf fans out there I’d LOVE to have some direction pointed out, or a book that might help in my dilemma.
Thanks in advance!!