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Virginia Woolf is an icon. We who love her know that. Now the BBC has recognized the fact. The BBC is running a TV series called “Icons,” involving a public vote for one of four nominees in each of seven categories — and Woolf is a candidate in the seventh: Leaders Explorers Scientists Entertainers Activists Sports Artists […]

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Each October, Equality Forum celebrates LGBT History Month by spotlighting 31 icons who have made notable contributions to society. This year, Virginia Woolf was among them. You can view a video about her iconic status and find links to other Woolf information and resources here and print out a fact sheet about Woolf here. Here are more […]

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I have feminist icons on my mind. That’s why after mentioning them in a recent post on another blog, I keep bumping into examples of who these icons actually are and what they are doing to help us connect with one another. Of course, Virginia Woolf is among them. Consider these examples: On the Web site of The Guardian in […]

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From Newnham College, Cambridge, comes this news via the VW ListServ. “Newnham College, Cambridge, is an extraordinary institution with a distinguished tradition of women’s education and many achievements in the field of literature. With Sylvia Plath, Iris Murdoch, A.S.Byatt, Margaret Drabble, Katharine Whitehorn, Claire Tomalin and Ali Smith among our alumnae, we have much to […]

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Virginia Woolf’s writing desk, known for its interesting history, is in the online and physical exhibit of the Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, titled “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work.” Carefully assembled over 45 years by noted bibliophile, activist and collector Lisa Unger Baskin, the collection includes more than 8,600 rare books and thousands of manuscripts, […]

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