All GRE Subject Test: Literature in English Resources
Example Question #1 : History And Theory Of Literary Criticism
The premise that women need space of their own to write originated in an essay by which British author?
This premise is the central tenet of Virginia Woolf’s 1929 essay A Room of One’s Own. The extended essay examines the idea that women need not only a literal room of their own for escaping the domestic roles assigned to them but also a figurative space in the traditionally male-dominated literary canon. Although the work uses a fictional narrator to make its points, it was first presented by Woolf as a series of lectures at Cambridge University.