Erin M Kingsley, Ph.D. candidate and digital pedagogy instructor in the English Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder, assigns her students a creative project each semester. This term, one student turned a famous passage from Mrs. Dalloway into what Kingsley describes as “a compelling piece of digital storytelling.”
Kingsley said she enjoyed the video, particularly its flower imagery, and asked Virginia Woolf Listserv readers to share their thoughts.
Comments from a few Listserv readers are posted below. I invite you to watch The Odes to Time and share your response to this powerful and thought-provoking video in the comments section at the end of this post.
A quote from a Virginia Woolf Listserv reader:
I thought this was great! Startling and in a good way so as to make me see, think and feel the words and their movement. What a great project!
The word “time” split its husk; poured its riches over him; and from his lips fell like shells, like shavings from a plane, without his making them, hard, white, imperishable words, and flew to attach themselves to their places in an ode to Time.
We saw the 2 types of shell; it would have been good to have seen 2 types of plane, and shavings from a plane. I can’t remember when I last saw shavings from a plane in real life. It takes me back to my childhood. The images certainly made me *think* about this sentence, not just read it.
And yet another:
VW constantly surprises with the freshness and sharpness of her images; she forces the grey matter to stand up and dance.