Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Woolf’

Mrs. Dalloway (1925) has made the list. According to The Telegraph, it is one of the Twenty Best Britishmrs-dalloway and Irish Novels of All Time.

It is in good company, and so is Woolf, company that includes Joyce, Fielding, Austen, Dickens, Thackeray, and more.

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Godrevy LighthouseWill Godrevy Lighthouse, an icon of literature thanks to Virginia Woolf’s 1927 novel To the Lighthouse, be put on the auction block? Or will it be taken over by the Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council? No one knows for sure.

Tuesday, operator Trinity House said it would keep the lighthouse, which sits on its own island near Hayle. Even though the light does not function, the towering white structure serves as a daytime visual aid for mariners. And it is considered a key element of the area’s heritage. It is said to be one of the most photographed Cornish landmarks.

Godrevy was built in 1858 and 1859 on the largest rock of the Stones reef. The lighthouse lies 980 ft off Godrevy Head in St. Ives Bay. The beach at  St. Ives has been named among the UK’s top 10.

Read more about Godrevy Lighthouse

Godrevy going modern, July 10, 2012

Woolf sightings: When Virginia went to the lighthouse, Nov. 22, 2011



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The first exhibition featuring the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture will be staged at the National Portrait Gallery in London, according to The Guardian.

NPG 5933. Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen), 1912. Oil on board, 15 3⁄4 x 13 3⁄8 inches (400 x 340 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London

NPG 5933. Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) by Vanessa Bell (née Stephen), 1912. Oil on board, 15 3⁄4 x 13 3⁄8 inches (400 x 340 mm). National Portrait Gallery, London

The exhibit, curated by Frances Spalding, will feature more than 100 works, including paintings, photographs, drawings and rare archive material. The letter Woolf wrote to her sister Vanessa Bell before her suicide in 1941 will be included.

Titled “Virginia Woolf: Art, life and vision,” will be staged July 10 to Oct. 26. Read more.

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Virginia Woolf died 73 years ago on March 28, 1941, a fact that caused her to be a trending topic on Facebook today. Here are some social media posts commemorating her life, her work, and her death.

From Twitter:

#Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Note – smith.edu/woolf/suicidew… #Writing She died on such a date a long time ago,Virginia Woolf yet “the difficult times” remain

Virginia Woolf on How to Read a Book | Brain Pickings brainpickings.org/index.php/2013… via @brainpicker

Virginia Woolf’s Wisdom On The World Is Just The Inspiration You Need Today dlvr.it/5G6v0R

Prachtig. “@brainpicker: Virginia Woolf, whom we lost this day in 1941, on the creative benefits of keeping a diary j.mp/1myxbrg

Photo: outofprintclothing: Remembering Virginia Woolf, who died on this day, March 28, in 1941. tmblr.co/Zkhrwr1BRzvDa

Patti Smith’s moving homage to Virginia Woolf, who took her life on this day in 1941 j.mp/1jCQRKg

Less than a year before she died, Virginia Woolf published her landmark “Thoughts in Peace in an Air Raid” in TNR: on.tnr.com/QnADb8

From Facebook:

Virginia Woolf “On Craftsmanship” (the only remaining recording of her voice): http://tinyurl.com/bundhgh (via brainpickings)

3 novels and a story collection at PG -http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/89

More of her work (also the Essays) in Australia:http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/w/woolf/virginia/

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An Interview with Sarah Ruhl, who adapted Orlando for the stage

Orlando, the film, on YouTube

Female Filmmaker Friday: Orlando (1992): A post about the film

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The Modernist Studies Association 2014 Conference: Confluence & Division, Nov. 6-9, at the Omni William Screen Shot 2014-03-25 at 12.46.13 PMPenn Hotel in Pittsburgh has issued a call for papers that examine women writers in the 1930s: their relationship with modernism as well as the impact of increased political power and continued social inequality. Papers examining race, class, and/or sexuality in a transatlantic context are encouraged.
Erica Delsandro, who is coordinating the paper submissions, shared the news with the VWoolf Listserv: “This is not a call for papers on Woolf’s 1930s work, per se, but since so many Woolfians explore other female writers of the period, I thought I would be remiss not to post this on the Woolf listserv.”
Abstracts of 250-500 words are being accepted until April 1. Email them to Lauren Rosenblum at lauren.rosenblum@gmail.com and Erica Delsandro at ericadelsandro@gmail.com.


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Vanessa and Her Sister, a novel by Priya Parmar exploring the complicated relationship between the two sisters, will be published by Ballantine in 2015. The historical novel will also cover the Bloomsbury Group.

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A poet’s letter to Virginia Woolf

7624855When poet Ann Batchelor Hursey was assigned the task of writing a critical response to Virginia Woolf’s The Death of a Moth and Other Essays, she wrote a letter to Woolf instead.

It was the only response she could imagine. In it, she mimicked Woolf’s cadences and asides and referred to her essay “The Humane Art.”

Batchelor Hursey will read her work tonight at 7 p.m. at Beacon Bards in Seattle.

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Gloomsbury, a series on the BBC’s Radio 4, is a spoof of the Bloomsbury Group that follows the fortunes ofGloomsbury Vera Sackcloth-Vest, a writer, gardener and transvestite.

Its second season, which will air later this month, features the last performances of the late actor Roger Lloyd Pack who died nearly two months ago of pancreatic cancer. He plays the amorous gardener Gosling and long-suffering husband Lionel Fox.


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Like RabbitsAn adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s story “Lappin and Lapinova” will premiere in Brighton for one night — May 15  at 8 p.m. — then go on tour.

A product of collaboration between Lucy Kirkwood and the dance theatre company Lost Dog , the piece is titled Like Rabbits and will be part of this year’s Brighton Festival.

It will be performed at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Tickets are £12.50, £15, Festival Standby £10.

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