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If you are among the 464 million people worldwide who listen to podcasts — and you love Virginia Woolf — this podcast is for you. It’s “The Virginia Woolf Podcast,” featuring Dr. Karina Jakubowicz and made in association with Literature Cambridge.

In the dozen episodes currently available online and on the podcast app, “The Virginia Woolf Podcast,” features talks with writer, artists, and academics whose work has been influence by Woolf.

The latest episode, “Bloomsbury in Bronze: A Statue is Unveiled,” features the Nov. 16, 2022, unveiling of the life-size bronze statue of Woolf along the riverside in Richmond. In it, you will hear the voices of sculptress Laury Dizengremel, Woolf’s great niece Emma Woolf, along with Sophie Partridge, great, great niece of Virginia Woolf. You will also see a photo of Jakubowicz sitting charmingly alongside Woolf on her park bench.

That episode pairs well with one that aired in the spring of 2022 where Jakubowicz interviews author Peter Fullager and Dizengremel about the Aurora Metro campaign to bring the Woolf statue to Richmond.

Other episodes on the Literature Cambridge website, as well as the app, include:

  • Jacob’s Room Centenary
  • Caroline Zoob on Virginia Woolf’s Garden
  • Maggie Humm on Talland House
  • Emma Sutton on Virginia Woolf and Classical Music
  • Susan Sellers on Firebird and Vanessa and Virginia
  • and more

Please note that the podcasts are the same on the Literature Cambridge as they are on the app, but the titles differ.

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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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Sunday, I published a post about Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s wartime music — and its availability as a Spotify playlist, thanks to Marielle O’Neill. Today, I want to share additional resources related to Virginia Woolf’s musical tastes and their influence on her writing.

  • On the Virginia Woolf Podcast page on the Literature Cambridge website, listen to a 2021 podcast titled “Emma Sutton on Virginia Woolf and Classical Music.” In it, Emma Sutton talks to Woolf scholar and Literature Cambridge lecturer Karina Jakubowicz about Woolf’s fascination with classical music, as well as the importance of music in Woolf’s life and writing. Sutton, professor of English at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, is the author of Virginia Woolf and Classical Music (2013).
  • How Virginia Woolf’s Work Was Shaped by Music” (2021), by Emma Sutton, which is available on The Conversation website.
  • The Virginia Woolf & Music project, which “explores the role of music in the lives and legacies of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group through concerts, research, workshops, public talks, exhibitions and commissions of new works of art.” The UK-based project was founded in 2015 and “embraces the feminist, pacifist and cosmopolitan spirit of the Bloomsbury Group.”

I always think of my books as music before I write them. – Virginia Woolf in a 1940 letter to the violinist Elizabeth Trevelyan

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Bernardine Evaristo

Imagine a different ending to Clarissa Dalloway’s party. That what Bernadine Evaristo did as part of Radio 3’s “The Essay,” which asked five leading writers to pick a novel they love and then write an original piece of fiction imagining what happened to the characters after the story ends.

Man Booker prize winner Evaristo picked Virginia Woolf’s 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway for her “Open Endings” podcast submission. She then imagined a different ending for Clarissa’s party.

How to listen

Her 14-minute podcast, “Bernardine Evaristo on Mrs. Dalloway,” first aired on Christmas Eve 2019. But if you missed it, you can still listen to it any of the following three ways:

  • Tune in to Radio 3’s “The Essay” on Aug. 3 at 10:45 p.m. (BST).
  • Listen now on the Radio 3 website.
  • Download the podcast for listening any time.

About the author

Evaristo is not new to radio. Her verse novel The Emperor’s Babe was adapted into a BBC Radio 4 play in 2013 and her novella Hello Mum was adapted as a BBC Radio 4 play in 2012. In 2015 she wrote and presented a two-part BBC Radio 4 documentary called Fiery Inspiration: Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement.

 

 

 

 

 

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