Room Of One's Own Study Guides

  • A Room of One's Own

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    A Room of One's Own is a feminist essay by Virginia Woolf, delivered to students of women's colleges at Cambridge University. Woolf discusses the historical oppression of women with respect to education and economic freedom, sometimes making arguments through hypothetical figures like "Judith Shakespeare," William's sister who would have been unable to cultivate such genius because she would have been oppressed by men, denied education and freedom. Woolf also discusses lesbianism and censorship and avoiding such suppression.