The works of Feminist scholar Judith Butler contain many provocative links to Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. The aim of my presentation is to explore such links and to examine correlations between the actions taken by Orlando in Woolf’s novel and Butler’s theoretical premises. It is my hope that this presentation will help shed some light on why Virginia Woolf’s work is so often examined through the lens of Queer theory by examining the link between Orlando’s actions and Butler’s theories.
Nick Tschida, ’11
Majors: English and Creative Writing, Women’s Studies
Sponsor: Leslie Hankins