The virtual public square featuring conversations about Virginia Woolf is a reality. Anne Fernald, writer in residence at The New York Public Library’s Wertheim Study last year, just posted this news on Facebook: The talk she gave at the NYPL in October is now available online as a free podcast.
“On Traffic Lights and Full Stops: Editing Mrs. Dalloway” focuses on her work preparing a textual edition of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway (1925) for Cambridge University Press. The 68-minute piece includes discussion of manuscript material housed in the Berg Collection of the New York Public Library.
Fernald is an associate professor of English at Fordham University where she also directs the first-year writing and composition program and is the author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (Palgrave 2006). She blogs at Fernham.
Other talks in the three-day Woolf lecture “festival” at the NYPL are available as free podcasts as well. They include:
- When Is a Printed Book as Good as a Manuscript?: The Proof Copy of A Room of One’s Own by Isaac Gewirtz, Berg curator
- Goddesses and Ghosts: Virginia Woolf and Jane Ellen Harrison In Conversation by Jean Mills, writer in residence at the Berg