Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2023 Claire C DuMont
Virginia Woolf was particularly interested throughout her career in writing about war, ranging from the perspective of a depressed World War I veteran and his wife in Mrs. Dalloway, a dinner party held during an air raid in 1917 in The Years, an argument for the connections between patriarchal society and war in Three Guineas, and a pageant of British history held before World War II in Between the Acts. Woolf specifically writes of war as it impacts spheres away from the battlefield, in a way that is inherently gendered to her experience as a woman and is evident of a new kind of war narrative that takes in multiple perspectives.
DuMont, Claire, "“DECORATE THE DUNGEON WITH FLOWERS AND AIR-CUSHIONS:” VIRGINIA WOOLF AND WAR" (2023). Scripps Senior Theses. 2072.