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From the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain come several Woolf sightings. Read on for details.

Julia Jackson, as photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron

  • “Britain in Focus: A Photographic History,” BBC4 TV: Julia Margaret Cameron, Virginia Woolf’s great-aunt, is discussed at about 45 mins. Watch it.
  • “Virginia Woolf: ‘Madness’, War and Trauma,” a free talk, will be held Feb. 3, 2018, 2:15-3:30 p.m. at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Beckenham, Kent. Get details and reserve your free tickets.
  • A section on Garsington and D. H. Lawrence in “Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain,” episode 4. Watch it.
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Read the latest post from The Charleston Attic blog — this one about “Julia Margaret Cameron at 200,” the name of a conference at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London last week.

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This year’s children’s book that was based on a loose exploration of the relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell has won the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards for children’s literature — illustration. See 4.

Other news in this week’s list of Woolf sightings includes the opening of The Dalloway in Manhattan (6) and the controversy surrounding the move of The Women’s Library (14).

  1. Reframing ClassicsWall Street Journal
    By PAUL LEVY. LONDON—”Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present” is, surprisingly, the National Gallery’s first major show of photography. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79)—Virginia Woolf’s great-aunt—regarded her own photography as “high art” 
  2. Get educated, be political: 2012 Students for Liberty ColoradoRocky Mountain Collegian
    I was ready to move on to discussing a topic other than politics: Virginia Woolf novels, Doctor Who episodes, the weather, anything. But this weekend I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the 2012 Students For Liberty Colorado Regional 
  3. Free of context and expectations: ‘Minimally Charged’ takes portraits into Tribune-Review

    “Each character represents a female shackled by the behavioral expectations of society and trying to break free,” artist Jackie Hoysted says. “My Virginia will do what she wants.”

    To that end, the piece “Virginia” might be the quintessential example. The title is inspired by the movie “The Hours,” which revolves around how the lives of three women of different generations are interconnected through Virginia Woolf’s novel “Mrs 

  4. Governor General’s lit prize winners led by women, CBC.ca
     literature – illustration. Accompanying text by Kyo Maclear, Arsenault’s whimsical images delve into the world of childhood dreams and creativity as they loosely explore the relationship between author Virginia Woolf and her sister, painter Vanessa 
  5. A Note to Virginia WoolfHuffington Post (blog)
     indeed so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics. I encountered this quote by Virginia Woolf the other day and decided to respond to it — the present speaking 
  6. Lani Kai Replacement The Dalloway Opens TomorrowZagat (blog)
    Tomorrow, a SoHo watering hole is going even further back in time, taking inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s famous hostess. The Dalloway will open in the bi-level space that used to house Lani Kai. The spot came up with a new term to describe itself 
  7. Lennon’s letters offer intimate insightNew Zealand Herald
    There have been volumes of letters produced by Ernest Hemingway, J.R.R. Tolkien, Virginia Woolf, Abraham Lincoln, amongst others. It might be a dying art form, but a handsome new book shows the fleeting beauty tossed-off notes and messages can have.
  8. WHY HAVE SO MANY WRITERS LOST THE PLOT?, Express.co.uk
    Many literary greats lost a parent in childhood (Swift, Keats, the Brontes, Hawthorne, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath), were orphans (Poe, Tolstoy, Conrad) or were plunged into poverty (Shakespeare, Melville, Dickens, Yeats, Joyce). An unhappy childhood 
  9. Politics and business, sex and violence, wrestling and the Pulitzers–all of Inquirer.net
    Since one of the protagonists in the novel is modernist maven Virginia Woolf, a suicide, Cunningham said he had thought at first of not researching to save on money. But when plane fares went down, he went to England, “and I was so glad I did because I 
  10. Verbal LandscapingWall Street Journal
    No one does this better, I think, than Virginia Woolf. In her early short story “Kew Gardens,” she writes: “From the oval-shaped flower-bed there rose perhaps a hundred stalks…unfurling at the tip red or blue or yellow petals marked with spots of 
  11. Kalumaali: Laying bare motherhoods inconvenient truthsThe Sunday Times Sri Lanka
    “I have lost friends, some by death…others by sheer inability to cross the street,” saidVirginia Woolf. So ladies, it’s time to cross the street and find out what’s on the other side. ‘Kalumaali: A Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups is an original play 
  12. On the Night Table: Sally ItoWinnipeg Free Press
    Back at home, still on the nightstand, are Virginia Woolf’s classic novel Mrs. Dalloway and Betsy Warland’s Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing, a wonderful book on the art of writing.” Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition 
  13. The Saturday Quiz answersThe Independent
    The Saturday Quiz. Suggested Topics. Virginia Woolf · Newmarket Racecourses · Pippa Middleton· Bermuda (uk) · Gibraltar (uk). 1. Quebec. 2. 1970s. 3. FA Cup final referees. 4. Leonard andVirginia Woolf. 5. Duffel. 6. Annie Hall. 7. The Rock of 
  14. A room of her own: The battle for the Women’s LibraryTelegraph.co.uk
    If a woman is to write fiction, declared Virginia Woolf in 1929, she must have a room of her own. And, the author noted, money. The Women’s Library, based in London’s East End, has provided just such a room for more than 75 years. But money has, of 
  15. A ‘Wicked’ test of timeAlbany Times Union
    The idealistic nerdess bears some chromosomal resemblance to the young Virginia Woolf, for her acerbity and intellect; and to the young Laura Nyro, for her invention and energy; and to the older Emily Dickinson, for her willingness to retire when the 

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Here are some Virginia Woolf sightings recently shared by members of the VWoolf Listserv:

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Patti Smith, American musician, poet and artist, will open an exhibit of her Bloomsbury-inspired photographs with a solo show of poetry and music at the Farringford Hotel on the Isle of Wight today.

The exhibit itself is at Dimbola Galleries and Photographic Museum, Freshwater Bay. It features 20 prints  Smith personally selected for the show.

Dimbola is the former home of the pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Its library houses rare and donated books about her and her work. Smith chose Thursday’s date for the opening because it was Julia Margaret Cameron’s birthday.

Smith recently completed a residency at Charleston Farmhouse in Sussex, which belonged to Bloomsbury painter Vanessa Bell, an experience that inspired many of the photographs in the show, according to the Isle of Wight’s County Press Online. The show will be held in the Old Library Gallery for six weeks.

The  photographs include objects associated with Bell, her sister and author, Virginia Woolf, and their mother, Julia Jackson — a favorite model of Julia Margaret Cameron, pioneering Victorian photographer, the County Press Online reports.

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auctionUp for auction in West Sussex this Sunday is a rare 19th-century photograph of Virginia Woolf’s mother, Julia Stephen, the former Julia Jackson.

It was taken by her aunt, the celebrated photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Bids are expected to fall between £1000-£1500.

Read the full story and view the photo on the BBC Web site.

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