WHO: Keri Ames, St. John's College Tutor
WHAT: Dean’s Lecture Series
TITLE: “Pregnant Possibilities in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own”
WHERE: Great Hall, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College
WHEN: Friday, April 24, 8 p.m.
What does it mean for a sentence to be suited for a woman? Can a sentence actually have a gender, and further, must a book have a gender due to its writer? Join St. John’s tutor, Keri Ames as she explores how Woolf seized the sentence as a weapon and in making it her own, wielded it to show how genius is born.
Ames received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Yale University. The lecture is part of the 2009 Week of Worrell Lectures on Literature at St. John's College, sponsored by the Francis W. and Carol J. Worrell Charitable Trust.
The lecture is free and will be followed by a question and answer period.