Here’s the latest hefty collection of Woolf sightings from around the Web, which I originally posted on Blogging Woolf’s Facebook page. They are coming fast and furious.
- Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway is on TIME‘s list of 10 books that will help those suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal. http://ti.me/1ntHzmN
- “Chloe liked Olivia”: The Charleston Farmhouse blog ties a Vanessa bell painting to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. http://bit.ly/1R3AbWJ
- Exhibition of paintings by Valerie Suter in Sag Harbor will include portrait of Virginia Woolf. http://easthamptonstar.com/Arts/2016303/Art-Scene-030316
- Virginia Woolf’s link to Norfolk: her 1906 stay at Blo Norton Hall.http://bit.ly/1p9d1sd
- Award-winning British author Ali Smith includes real people, such as Virginia Woolf, in her latest collection, “Public Library & Other Stories.”http://bit.ly/1RvtwVP
- Using thread as ink, Susan Jamison’s Drowning Dress pays tribute to Virginia Woolf. http://bit.ly/1p0skCX
- Virginia Woolf at the existential cafe. http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-existentialist-cafe-20160306-story.html
- Just 13% of blue plaques go to women. Woolf has one. English Heritage calls on us to nominate more. http://bit.ly/1WVMzgb
- Which writers’ journals are worth reading? Why, Virginia Woolf’s, of course! http://nyti.ms/1QmSitw
- “Dying is Hard,” a poignant essay in Lumen by Virginia Woolf scholar and common reader Alice Lowe. http://www.lumenmag.net/alice-lowe-03
- March 3 was World Book Day. Here are 20 places linked to famous authors, including Virginia Woolf’s Monk’s House in Rodmell. http://bit.ly/1Rdf07B
- Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in upcoming episode of Supergirl is compared to Virginia Woolf’s “Room of One’s Own” http://bit.ly/1QdxmFh
- The afterlives of Virginia Woolf from the New Statesman. http://bit.ly/1WS4Zym
- For his 100 Novels Project, visual artist Tim Youd retyped the 209 pages of Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse on an Underwood Portable at the Godrevy Lighthouse in Cornwall. http://bit.ly/1XTgl6c
- The New York Times review of Alexandra Harris’s Weatherland, which was inspired by Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando.” http://nyti.ms/1RxwID2
- Crawl at the end of Touched with Fire gives nod to those w/ bi-polar disorder, including Virginia Woolf. http://www.sltrib.com/home/3519178-155/movie-review-touched-with-fire-is
- New novel Margaret the First is inspired by the woman Virginia Woolf described as “Mad Madge.” http://bit.ly/1pi69sp
- No surprise: Virginia Woolf in top 10 of most-read women authors in college courses. http://time.com/4234719/college-textbooks-female-writers/
- Ode to author Virginia Woolf wall art.http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/38171617.jsp#/
- Virginia and Vanessa fashions from Anthropologie http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/search/search.jsp?searchPhrase=vanessa+virginia#/
- Women Who Should Be Pretty Pissed Off: Virginia Woolf Will Kick Your Ass
- Emma Woolf on Virginia Woolf in Newsweek. http://bit.ly/216NaBX
- More on Emma Woolf on Virginia Woolf. http://www.thenews.com.pk/print/99968-So-who-is-afraid-of-Virginia-Woolf
- Union College Winter Dance Concert, “Minds of Interest,” showcases brilliant minds of creators like Virginia Woolf March 2-5.http://bit.ly/1oQMhwc
- At Ottawa’s undercurrents festival 2016, the experimental drama “Particle” features a woman trying to explain Woolf’s The Waves.http://bit.ly/20KjQMk
- New partnership between Pushkin House and The London Library will produce a series of “beautifully designed” books containing material from authors such as Virginia Woolf. http://bit.ly/1XCTVWF
- Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway among first 20 titles in Pocket Penguins with its “compact, jewel-like format.” http://bit.ly/24g8zHZ
- A March 3 talk by Leslie Hankins on “Virginia Woolf: Writing Surfaces and Writing Depths.” It’s at Duke University‘s Rubenstein Library, where one of Woolf’s desks is on display.http://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2016/02/15/16780/
- Rapping feminist quotes, including one from Virginia Woolf on locking up your libraries.
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The 134th anniversary of Virginia Woolf’s birth got some attention. As usual. Below are some of the sightings I found online. But be sure to read yesterday’s post on this blog, “Virginia Woolf on her birthday, in her diaries,” first.
Any excuse to extend Virginia Woolf’s birthday fest!🎈🎂🎉 https://t.co/eLAUvo13TI
— Kathleen Burke (@kgburke3) January 26, 2016
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Here is a collection of some of the latest Woolf sightings from around the Web, as recently shared on the Blogging Woolf Facebook page.
- Reviewers name Adeline one of the top reads of the year. http://bit.ly/1IBvrdm
- Feminist punk choir Gaggle gives performance centered on famous women’s speeches, including Virginia Woolf. http://bit.ly/1NtBBZ2
- Peter Mendelsund’s 2014 book, What We See When We Read, asks the reader to consider the geography of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. http://bit.ly/1OKprhS
- Virginia Woolf mentioned in “The World-Changing Power of the Flu” in the Oct. 21, 2015, issue of The Wall Street Journal. http://www.wsj.com/…/the-world-changing-power-of-the-flu-14…
- The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination, by Dominic Sandbrook, disses Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group because of what he deems their snobbery, according to this review. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f5f1fe6a-8899-11e5-90de-f44762bf9896.html
- Rebecca Solnit’s Harper’s article on why interviewers won’t stop asking accomplished women about the fruit of their loins, rather than the fruit of their minds. http://harpers.org/archive/2015/10/the-mother-of-all-questions/?single=1
- I Call Myself a Feminist, collection of short essays, includes quotes from Virginia Woolf. http://bit.ly/1N44Gyq
- Virginia Woolf included in registery listing where everyone was on 29 September 1939 http://www.newstatesman.com/politics
- Just a few degrees of separation between Virginia Woolf and Jack the Ripper. Really. http://www.casebook.org/au…/interviews/deborah-mcdonald.html
- Virginia Woolf mentioned regarding the transformative effect of illness http://brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/gyms-the-wellness-orthodoxy-and-the-virtues-of-ill-health/
- Virginia Woolf sexts from The New Yorker. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/the-collected-sexts-of-virginia-woolf-and-vita-sackville-west?mbid=social_twitter
- Black Rat by Cole Closser takes a simple cartoon archetype – the black rat of the title – and turns him into a funny book version of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. http://bit.ly/1YoLAYw
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An email from Cecil Woolf this morning reminded me that today would be his uncle Leonard’s 135th birthday.
I posted the reminder on Facebook and sent out a tweet about it.
Others (@manuelardingo @diconodioggi @SomeOfHerParts, @itsmeIHS, Woolf_2016@Leeds) picked it up and added to the conversation, resulting in a string of tweets about the day — and how one marks it.
This one included a photo of Virginia’s Nov. 25, 1928 diary entry:
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I just came across a fascinating project titled “Literary Bloomsbury” that combines social media with the Bloomsbury Group.
In it, Camilla Lunde, whose Twitter handle is @CGlunde, imagines how Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, E.M. Forster and the Hogarth Press would make use of 21st-century social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
With this project, Lunde has given the four key members of the group their own social media presence. Woolf is on Twitter as @mrsstephenwoolf. Forester has an author Facebook page. Bell has an Instagram account as mrsstephenbell. And the Hogarth Press is on YouTube.
While I find the idea interesting, its reach is limited at present. Woolf only has four tweets posted. I was unable to find Forster’s page when I did a Facebook search. Bell’s Instagram account is private, so can’t be viewed unless one goes to a link on the Project Publishing blog. And I couldn’t locate the YouTube page for the Hogarth press either, although a screenshot exists on Lunde’s Tumblr blog. Lunde does not include links to the accounts on her blog.
Lunde’s project has won praise on social media and an award from the UCL Centre for Publishing at University College London.
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