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Fall 2022 Reading Group

Individuality?: Virginia Woolf vs. Social Justice and Law

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

We’ll read two great novels by Woolf published almost a century ago – Mrs. Dalloway and To The Lighthouse – covering roughly 70 pages per meeting. Both novels feature magnificent portrayals of female protagonists and myriad supporting actors as individuals. In both, power and history envelop them in the form of male domination, war and social class. What should we make of this in our time – and as lawyers – accustomed as we are to thinking in terms of very large groups and forces?  Can and should individuality survive as a value and an experience?

Note: This reading group will be held on the following dates: 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28