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From the Virginia Woolf Podcast comes a new broadcast. This one features a discussion between Marielle O’Neill and Prof. Peter Stansky regarding the many legacies of Leonard Woolf — notably his anti-imperialism, socialism, and work in international politics. Karina Jakubowicz conducts the interview.

Karina Jacubowicz

Listen to Leonard Woolf’s Legacies.

About the podcast

The 17 episodes currently available online and on the podcast app as “The Virginia Woolf Podcast” features Jakubowicz’s interviews with writer, artists, and academics whose work has been influenced by Woolf.

The podcast is made in association with Literature Cambridge, an independent educational organisation that provides university-style lectures on a wide range of literary subjects.

About the experts

Peter Stansky is emeritus professor of history at Stanford University and the author of Leonard Woolf, Bloomsbury Socialist. His most recent publication is The Socialist Patriot: George Orwell and War.

As a distinguished historian, he has judged the Pulitzer Prize, among other book awards. Stansky was a finalist for the National Book Awards in 1967, 1973, and 1981. He has also served as a member of the Executive Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has lectured in various parts of North America, Europe and Australia.

Marielle O’Neill is a PhD. candidate at Leeds Trinity University. Her research explores the political activism and partnership of Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

She serves on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain. She has been active in politics on both sides of the Atlantic, working on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC and in the Houses of Parliament, London.

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Literature Cambridge starts is fourth Woolf Season soon. It includes one live online lecture and seminar per month from 9 September until 8 June 2024.

Sessions are at 6-8 p.m. British Time on Saturdays or Sundays.

Lecture list

  • Saturday 9 September, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 1: Freedom in The Voyage Out (1915), with Karina Jakubowicz.
  • Sunday 22 October, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 2: War Trauma and Loss of Freedom in Mrs Dalloway (1925), with Trudi Tate.
  • Saturday 11 November, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 3: Women and Freedom in To the Lighthouse (1927), with Alison Hennegan.
  • Saturday 9 December, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 4: Women’s Freedoms through The Years (1937), with Ellie Mitchell.
  • Saturday 6 January 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 5: To the Lighthouse (1927), Art and the Freedom of Movement, with Kabe Wilson.
  • Sunday 4 February 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 6: A Room of One’s Own (1929): Intelligence and Intellectual Freedom, with Natasha Periyan.
  • Saturday 23 March 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 7: Shakespeare’s Sister and Creative Freedom in A Room of One’s Own (1929), with Varsha Panjwani.
  • Saturday 6 April 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 8: Freedom of Thought in Woolf’s Essays, with Beth Rigel Daugherty.
  • Saturday 4 May 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 9: Freedom of The Waves (1931), with Angela Harris.
  • Saturday 8 June 2024, 6 p.m.
    Lecture 10: “The Essence of Freedom” in Three Guineas (1938), with Claire Davison.

Get a discount

A discount is offered for those who book the full season in advance. It allows 10 sessions for the price of nine.

Karina Jakubowicz lecturing for Literature Cambridge

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Peter Jones, fellow of King’s College, and Karina Jakubowicz

Add another celebration of the centenary of the publication of Jacob’s Room (1922) to the list. This time, it is Literature Cambridge’s new Virginia Woolf Podcast.

Join Karina Jakubowicz as she visits King’s College, Cambridge and speaks with Susan Sellers, Woolf scholar and novelist, and Peter Jones, King’s College Fellow, for the first episode of season two of the Virginia Woolf Podcast.

In the podcast, we get a sense of where some of the Bloomsbury members lived in Cambridge, and we explore the novel’s relationship with death, memory, and the Great War.

Listen to it on Spotify.

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Last time, I wrote about the online programs offered to the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, thanks to the pandemic. Today, I must also grudgingly thank the pandemic for the wide selection of online sessions featuring Woolf and other women writers that are offered by Literature Cambridge for the second year in a row.

Second Virginia Woolf Season

The first group of sessions are those remaining in the Second Virginia Woolf Season. Each offers an hour-long lecture by a Woolf scholar, followed by an hour of discussion. Each of the following sessions has a theme and focuses on one book by Woolf.

  • Saturday 26 March 2022, 6 p.m. BT – Tea and Tradition: Night and Day (1919),

    Ellie Harrison lecturing on Woolf via Zoom

    with Ellie Mitchell. Live repeat session.

  • Saturday 9 April 2022, 6 p.m. BST – Books and Libraries in Three Guineas (1938), with Claire Davison
  • Sunday 10 April 2022, 6 p.m. BST – Woolf and Androgyny: A Room of One’s Own (1929), with Alison Hennegan. Live repeat session.*
  • Sunday 8 May 2022, 6 p.m. BST – Virginia Woolf and Clive Bell, with Mark Hussey
  • Saturday 11 June 2022, 6 p.m. BST – Mrs Dalloway from Bond Street to Westminster, with Claire Nicholson.

British Summer Time: Please note that clocks in Britain move ahead one hour on Sunday 27 March 2022.

Woolf’s Houses summer course

The path behind the Monk’s House gate

Literature Cambridge’s annual summer course resumes this year with a live online course on Woolf’s Houses, 25-29 July 2022. Literature Cambridge hopes to resume the in-person Woolf Summer course in July 2023.

Women Writers Season

Woolfians might also be interested in the last few lectures in the Women Writers Season on Vita Sackville West, Radclyffe Hall, and Elizabeth Bowen. Dates are April 2, April 16, and May 7.

Members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain are welcome to book sessions at the student price. Per session: £23 students, VWSGB members, CAMcard holders £28 full price

T-shirts like these may be available when Literature Cambridge holds its first in-person summer course since 2019 in July of 2023. The topic will be Woolf’s Women.

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Literature Cambridge continues to offer live online lectures and seminars on Woolf and many other literary topics, with its second season on Virginia Woolf running this month until May 2022.

A lecture on Mrs. Dalloway via Zoom with Literature Cambridge

The first was offered via Zoom last year.

Each session has a theme and focuses on one book by Woolf. Members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain are welcome to book at the student price as they join a lively group of Woolf readers from all over the world.

Remaining sessions

  • Sunday 24 October 2021, 6 p.m. Woolf and ShakespeareA Room of One’s Own (1929), with Varsha Panjwani
  • Sunday 7 November 2021, 6 p.m. Woolf and ColourTo the Lighthouse (1927), with Claudia Tobin
  • Sunday 28 November 2021, 6 p.m. Woolf and Character: The Diary, with Ellie Mitchell
  • Saturday 4 December 2021,  6 p.m. Woolf and the Victorians: Tennyson in To the Lighthouse (1927), with Trudi Tate
  • Sunday 12 December 2021, 6 p.m. Woolf and LandscapeThe Voyage Out (1915), with Karina Jakubowicz
  • Saturday 18 December 2021, 6 p.m. Woolf and TheatreFreshwater, with Ellie Mitchell

Literature Cambridge also offers the Women Writers Season, which runs until December.

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