Here are about 10 days worth of Woolf sightings from around the Web:
- The Jezabels: Feminine Mystique, Blast
Over the better part of an hour, the singer eloquently dishes on feminine icons from Virginia Woolf to Lady Gaga, the thematic concepts of each of the band’s releases, and how the band members manage to merge their diverse musical tastes.
- Trio brings lit to life, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Named in part after a collection of Virginia Woolf’s letters, Paper Darts also aims a tiny metaphorical missile at tradition. “We’re trying to take the stick out of the butt of the literary world,” said Regan Smith, one of the young women behind the . . .
- Beautiful Imagination… About – News & Issues
Or Virginia Woolf, who eloquently described the plight of Shakespeare’s fictional sister (but also encouraged us to re-imagine/re-think the history of women writers)? These women (and more) have gone before–it’s upon their graves (and the body of . . .
- Women Write the Berkshires and the World, iBerkshires.com
English modernist writer Virginia Woolf once said, “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” For centuries, women across cultures were silenced publicly. Their place in traditionally masculine spheres was at first prohibited and almost always . . .
- Greenwich House Music School Presents Joan La Barbara Concert 3/17, Broadway World
For several years, La Barbara has developed an opera on Virginia Woolf’s verbal constructs and the demons that plagued her. More recently, she has explored the fragments of dreams in Joseph Cornell’s journals and some of the dark recesses of Edgar . . .
- The Instant Expert: ‘Desperate Housewives’ and The Feminine Mystique, The National
And if they now have time for bigger battles, they have her to thank. A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN Based on a lecture she presented in 1928, Virginia Woolf argued that women need money – and a room of their own – to thrive creatively and intellectually. . . .
- What makes a genius? Eureka, not a moment’s glory, Organiser
The personalities he has chosen are: Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Wren, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jean-Francois Champollion, Charles Darwin, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Virginia Woolf, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Satyajit Ray. . .
- 17th-Century Comedy Is Movable Feast at World Financial Center, Tribeca Trib
“All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn,” Virginia Woolf wrote in “A Room of One’s Own.” “For it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.” New York Classical Theatre has brought 23 plays to more than . . .
- Why Mom Blogging Matters, Babble (blog)
We’re doing Virginia Woolf, and her vision of every woman having a room of her own, proud. Go ahead and laugh at the notion of blogging as literature. Then read some blogs. They may be light or irreverent, but don’t think blogging is casual. . . .
- Across the literary pages, Spectator.co.uk (blog)
Virginia Woolf entirely rewrote her Cambridge speech before it was published. 2000 years earlier Cicero also liked to “improve” on what he had said. In fact, some of his best-known “speeches”, the models for future generations of orators, . . .
- Women who shaped our lives: Vote for your favourite, Metro
Author Virginia Woolf, regarded as one of the best writers of the 20th century, is also included, as is Britain’s first female prime minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Dame Judi Dench is included for her contribution to acting and Dame Vivienne . . .
- ‘In Defense of Pain,’ by Meghan O’Rourke, Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)
And responding to Virginia Woolf’s complaint about the scarcity of literary representations of pain (“The merest schoolgirl when she falls in love has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her, but let a sufferer try to explain a pain in his head . . .
- The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist by Orhan Pamuk: review, Telegraph.co.uk
Pamuk was schooled in the modernist writers of the early 20th century, such as Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Thomas Mann. His own novels bring their techniques – which often involved trying to be “naive” and “sentimental” at the same . . .
- We should stop colluding in fantasy and tell the truth, Irish Independent
But if Virginia Woolf could recognise in the Twenties that the only way a woman could be free was to have a room of her own and a private source of income, then it’s a bit silly, nearly a century later, to keep pretending there’s some magic wand which . . .
- What makes a great speech?, The Guardian
In addition to Thatcher, the collection ended up including speeches by Emmeline Pankhurst and Virginia Woolf – both of which survive only in written form (and in Woolf’s case in the heavily edited version published as “A Room of One’s Own”).
- Edith Sitwell: Avant Garde Poet, English Genuis by Richard Greene: review, Telegraph.co.uk
It is the oddity of our time that has set her on the music hall stage,” wrote Virginia Woolf of Edith Sitwell in 1927, when the poet was best known as the modernist author of nonsense verses set to music by the young William Walton, . . .
- THE REAL STORY BEHIND SOUTH RIDING, Express.co.uk
Virginia Woolf asked her to write an autobiography but Winifred declined. Instead she set herself to work on the novel that would ensure her fame lasted through the decades. Harry Pearson had resurfaced to make a deathbed proposal, although there is . . .
- Winifred Holtby’s South Riding, The Guardian
Indeed, she analysed it with critical precision in her study of Virginia Woolf, published in 1932 (the first biographical and critical work on Woolf to appear in Britain). “She is the daughter of a Yorkshire farmer,” Woolf wrote of Holtby, . . .
- Homeless kids can say “My Book”, StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
(Apologies to Virginia Woolf.) Study after study has underlined the importance of books at an early age; one of the cruel markers that separates a middle-class kid from an at-risk youngster is the number of books in his or her house. . . .
- IN ALL HONESTY: A room of my own?, Kawartha Media Group
Last week, I was going through my old university books and I came across a familiar text. ‘A Room of One’s Own’ by Virginia Woolf. I have to admit, when I first read this book, I had no idea to what Virginia was referring. . .
- Those who do, teach, Globe and Mail
And Virginia Woolf was dead. In the words of William Goldman, it was inconceivable! At that same seminar, I watched Wayson Choy, Tim O’Brien and John Metcalf speak on the topic of writing craft. I don’t recall what they said, but I do recall their . . .
- 100 Years of International Women’s Day – A new generation of feminist scholars, TrustLaw (blog)
They find Eleanor Roosevelt’s letters, and listen to Virginia Woolf’s voice in a BBC recording—on YouTube! Multimedia archiving and the digitization of documents present exciting new opportunities for learning about women—famous and ordinary. . .
- 20 questions for author Kim Edwards, Kansas City Star
Virginia Woolf. She was so exquisitely gifted in her use of language. I would love to speak with her. Seneca Falls, July 1848, Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, NY I’d love to hear the speakers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who wrote and . . .
- Redefining Women’s Work: ‘Eye Wonder,’ National Museum of Women in the Arts, Express from The Washington Post
… avant-garde examples get prime play: In the human figure rooms, Julia Cameron Mitchell’s dreamy, soft-focus portraits of Alfred Lord Tennyson lead viewers to Giselle Freund’s intimate photographs of Virginia Woolf, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp.
- ‘Eye Wonder: Photography From the Bank of America Collection’, Washington Post
The contrast can be playful: In Gisele Freund’s portraits, Virginia Woolf, Marcel Duchamp and Jean Cocteau all announce their worldliness by holding cigarett
- LFW: Margaret Howell – London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2011, soFeminine.co.uk
… the likes of which echoed Friday’s Caroline Charles show. Flat, black laced shoes and barely there make up, made a masculine statement, on the fragile frames of the waif like models that carried the collection like ghostly Virginia Woolf’s.
- Late Bloomers in Art and Science, Huffington Post (blog)
Paul Cézanne, Robert Frost, and Janet Rowley were all archetypal late bloomers– as were Charles Darwin, Claude Monet, Virginia Woolf, and scores of other great artistic and scientific innovators of the modern era. There is a common belief that . . .
- This Week In Theater: Normal Returns, Student Theater, Seattlest
For example, this is the final weekend for the Cornish Winter New Works Festival; the production is an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves which will unfold in several rooms of the performance hall. Check out the damage to your pocketbook. . . .
- Lykke Li – interview, The Vine
A lot of my favourite female artists are actually writers, like Anaïs Nin or Virginia Woolf or Joan Dideon. And what sort of woman do you want to grow in to as you think about the third album? I’m sort of at a crossroad. My first album was about the . . .
- Reading between straight lines, Melbourne Community Voice
It’s a riff and homage to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, but also a powerful look at illness and the intersection between love and death, especially in relationships between women. Some sentences, especially about the death of lovers, will stay with . . .
- TP’s Woolf man: a classic screen adaptation, Irish Independent
He was a very fine stage actor, especially in O’Casey, but I mention him here because, among his myriad television performances, he had a significant role — that of a faded old poet — in a 1983 BBC adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, . . .
- Review: The Sultan of Zanzibar by Martyn Downer, Irish Independent
Virginia Woolf’s brother Adrian, Virginia herself, painter Duncan Bell, Guy Ridley and Anthony Buxton all took part, blacked up, bearded and turbaned to a man (or woman). The hoax — which was immediately leaked to the newspapers — marked the hig . . .
- Princess Project is a real dress-up affair, St. Thomas Times-Journal
You’ll have to decide for yourselves, but if it is, then I’m Virginia Woolf.” Nonetheless, the first professional production of the play in 200 years also sold out its run at a small house on the south bank, and it transferred this week for the week, . . .
- Michael Cunningham: A life in writing, The Guardian
“Like my hero Virginia Woolf, I do lack confidence. I always find that the novel I’m finishing, even if it’s turned out fairly well, is not the novel I had . . .
- Shinan’s Worthy 30: Canada’s most eligible bachelorettes, National Post
A person living or dead you most admire Virginia Woolf. Your most treasured possession My wits. Ready to sweat? This is the doll behind the workout shrine Get Spun, a place so buzzy it even had Mr. Big (Chris Noth!) in for a class not long ago. . .
- Author took twisting trail to second novel, San Antonio Express
Her latest book, The Night Bookmobile, displays her talents as both a visual artist and writer. “There are graphic novels out there that are every bit as good as Virginia Woolf,” she said.
- Nihilism, the novel and political creativity, ABC Online
Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the works of masters like Charles Dickens, George Eliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, the literary illusion of character and the representation of consciousness were refined, with the result that . . .
- Rebecca Barry: Tortured artists belong to bygone era, New Zealand Herald
Yet the history books are brimming with tormented souls: Frida Kahlo, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath (among many) and, in more recent years, Elliott Smith, Kurt Cobain, Hunter S. Thompson, Heath Ledger (although we’ll never really know) . . .
- A lesson in teaching writing, The Guardian
Pace How to get started, at top speed: – Act I of Macbeth – Virginia Woolf’s Orlando -Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island 6. Impact How to grab the reader’s attention and hold it by the scruff of the neck: – Graham Greene’s “The Destructors” . . .
- Bipolar often misunderstood, Ruston Daily Leader
According to everydayhealth.com, those with a bipolar disorder diagnosis include some names you might recognize such as Vincent Van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, Carrie Fisher, Jean-Claude Van . . .