Under a Spell: The fantastic tale of Orlando, its chronotope and its relation to A Room of One's Own.

Esther-Maria Tkacz. Under a Spell: The fantastic tale of Orlando, its chronotope and its relation to A Room of One's Own. Honors Thesis, University of Washington. 2012.

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The novel, Orlando: a biography by Virginia Woolf is a modernist tale of fantasy that works to establish a utopian view for female writers. My explication of Orlando utilizes the concepts of fairytale structure, the marvelous and Luis Brandao's explanation of Michael Bakhtin's chronotope. The novel was written around the same time-frame as Woolf's extended essay, A Room of One's Own, which discusses how women should develop a new writing style and invokes the use of imagination to support her thesis. My essay discusses the intertextuality between Orlando and Room but primarily uses Orlando as the framework to explain and justify Woolf's argument expressed in both works.

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