Virginia Woolf, pugilist, is featured in a Kenyon College video designed to market the Ohio liberal arts school to prospective students.
In the video “Kenyon College: Beneath The Beech – Thomas Hawks Fears Virginia Woolf,” Kenyon Senior Chace Beech interviews English professor Thomas Hawks about the likely street fighting skills of writers James Joyce, T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf.
Hawk’s assessment? “Woolf could probably take them both.”
The video, which begins with the line “Words… why do we need them?” is part of a quirky series of promotional videos produced by the college titled “Beneath the Beech.”
“I think they show how approachable and engaged Kenyon professors are with the students,” Beech said.