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In addition to our regular Woolf sightings, we offer a number of references to “Woolf in Pop Culture” shared via the VWoolf Listserv. Contributors include Keri Barber, Vara Neverow, Helen E. Southworth, Cheryl Hindrichs and Blogging Woolf’s very own Alice Lowe, who has been collecting references to Woolf in contemporary fiction for years — and has lived […]

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Back in December 2008, I asked Blogging Woolf readers if they would send me references to Woolf that they come across in fiction. I didn’t realize at the time just how many of these literary allusions I would find or how fascinating and absorbing my research would be. This exploration was initially for my paper […]

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For her latest research project, Alice Lowe of San Diego, Calif., is searching for references to Virginia Woolf in contemporary fiction. While she says she finds them “with surprising frequency” while doing her own reading, she asks common readers and scholars everywhere to contact her directly to share a favorite sighting or a new discovery. You can e-mail […]

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The recent conference theme of  Woolf and the City stimulated a number of papers that discussed Virginia Woolf in the context of contemporary writers and their works, making comparisons and noting similarities and influences in authors that included A.S. Byatt, Grace Paley, Zadie Smith, Sandra Cisneros, Ian McEwan and Penelope Lively. My own presentation, “Beyond the […]

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Was Virginia Woolf a feminist? Sometimes she identified as such. And sometimes she didn’t. But Google searches on her name today, International Women’s Day, make it clear that in the eyes of today’s world, she was, indeed, a true feminist. Eight hours ago, from the other side of the pond, Woolf scholar and novelist Maggie […]

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