Archive for June, 2014

Two new Virginia Woolf resources are newly available online, both from the International Virginia Woolf Society.



One is the Virginia Woolf 2013 Bibliography, which is posted on the society’s website.

The other is the Spring 2014 Issue 85, of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, which the society publishes four times a year in both print and digital versions. Members get the hard copy in the mail.

The new issue, edited by Derek Ryan, includes articles by David Bradshaw, Jane Goldman, Leene Kore Schröder, Rachel Crossland, Amy Bromley, Rebecca Rauve-Davis, Brandon Truett, Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, and a poem by Sandra Inskeep-Fox as well as book reviews by Todd Avery and Gigi Thibodeau, Christine Sizemore, Kristin Czarnecki, Emily Kopley, Alice Kelly, Susan Wegener and Karina Jacubowicz. Pat Lawrence contributed a review of “The Armory Show at 100” in the context of Bloomsbury.

Find links to back issues on the Miscellany site.

Happy reading!

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Screen Shot 2014-06-23 at 4.20.42 PMOf all the personal essays I’ve written, the one that’s nearest and dearest to my heart has just been published. It’s about the origin of my going-on-25-years history with Virginia Woolf. More than just a fascination with an author or adoption of a muse or mentor, it was the start of what has become the most fulfilling time of my life, and it led to my own writing.

Pilgrimage is just released at Bloom, a literary site devoted to authors whose first major work was published when they were age 40 or older. Woolf isn’t one of those authors, but I am. The particular call that I responded to was for essays about a book or author that served as inspiration, so it’s fitting all the way around

Two other essays about other aspects of my Woolfian explorations were previously published:

“Elvis Standing By,” the story of our Rodmell connection–other than Virginia Woolf–was  published in Eclectica Magazine in the April/May 2011 issue.

“Cornish Pasty,” the St. Ives chapter, appeared in in Phoebe Journal, Fall 2012.

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July 31 is the deadline for one fellowship and three prizes sponsored by A Room of Her Own arohoFoundation:

And if you are a woman with a recently published book who is heading out on a book tour, join up with AROHO.

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One of the best things about the Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf is the warm welcome that seasoned Woolf scholars give to new voices.

Beautiful stained glass decorates the Loyola campus (photo by Kelle Mullineaux)

Beautiful stained glass that decorates the Loyola University campus (Photo by Kelle Mullineaux)


As a first-time presenter at the conference, the highlight of my trip to Chicago was meeting many of the scholars whose work I have studied and valued for many years.

Here are a few comments on the event from another first-time attendee:

Kelle Mullineaux from Northern Illinois University presented a talk called “Virginia Woolf: Composition Theorist: How Imagined Audiences Can Wreck a Writer” and had this to say about the conference:

“I loved the location of this year’s conference. Loyola is a gorgeous university, and staying in the dorms made it easy for me to ‘settle in’ and navigate the campus comfortably. In addition, the Woolf conference provided more than just presentations (though the presentations were excellent). I’ve never been to a conference that included a theatrical production or multimedia workshops, but the Woolf conference provided both! The coordinators did an excellent job of showcasing the diverse impact Woolf has had on the arts.”

The Loyola Campus (photo by Kelle Mullineaux)

A waterfront view of the Loyola campus (Photo by Kelle Mullineaux)

Were you a first-time attendee at this year’s Woolf Conference who would like to share your experiences? If so, contact me! Kaylee.Baucom@CSN.edu

More about this year’s Woolf conference:

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Woolf seminar at SCSU

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