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Exterior of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

Can’t get to New York City before March 5? No problem. You can view the digital version of the exhibit “Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind” from your easy chair by logging onto your computer.

Just go to the exhibit web page, scroll down, and click on each individual section of the exhibit in turn.

The sections are:

  1. Early Years
  2. Fiction
  3. Criticism
  4. The Hogarth Press
  5. Legacy

The online component also includes a slide show of 10 photographs that show what the in-person exhibit looks like.

Listen in as authors discuss the exhibit and Woolf

In addition, you can listen to 23 audio tracks, with transcripts, that guide you through the exhibit.

Each features a conversation between Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life (2020) and Francesca Wade, author of Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (2020), as they discuss and dissect the exhibit’s individual components.

Shop Woolf

You can also shop the the Woolf collection available in the library’s online gift shop. It includes everything from notebooks to books to jewelry to tote bags.

Background on the Woolf exhibit

“Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind” is the library’s first major exhibition to focus on Woolf since 1993. This biographical exhibit of more than 100 items provides an intimate view of the author’s life and creative process, using her personal notebooks and diaries, family photographs, and unpublished letters.

It is drawn entirely from the library’s holdings, one of the most important collections of Woolf’s writings in the world.

Read more.

Interior shot of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

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In today’s world, difference and diversity are under threat. For the second year in a row, the Outside/rs conference, promises to help enhance the understanding of their importance.

According to its mission statement, “Outside/rs aims to build a common understanding of the challenges in accounting for ‘outsider’ groups. We want to have conversations about what Outside/Inside means in relation to gender, sex, queerness and beyond.”

About Outside/rs 2023

Outside/rs 2023 is a hybrid postgraduate and community conference, scheduled for June 9-11 and hosted at the University of Sussex. The three-day event will be held in-person and online. This year’s theme is “Solidarity with/in the community.”

This conference is organized by a group of postgraduate students, with support from the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

As the organizers write: “We are currently in a period of greater divides and contestation within our society, especially when it comes to those who exist in queer, marginal or dissident relations to normativity in its various guises.

“This feeling of division and the fight for solidarity both inside and outside our communities is a common experience for queer, trans or LGBTQIA+ people, as well as BIPOC communities, disabled and neuro-diverse people, working class and colonised populations, and others still.”

The conference attempts to answer the following questions:

  • What does solidarity and contestation mean for LGBTQIA+ people and other groups?
  • How can we understand and challenge the impact of solidarity and contestation on our lives and communities?
  • What can we do about the solidarity/contestation divide, can we bring it down, and is ‘solidarity’ even possible?

Submit a proposal

Conference organizers welcome proposals from PhD. researchers, along with those who work, create or volunteer in the LGBTQIA+ community (including in intersection with other communities or issues).

Proposals for papers, or workshops should be limited to a 300-word abstract and sent, along with a brief bio, by Friday, Feb. 10, to: outsiders_conference@yahoo.com. Papers on Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group are welcomed.

For more information

Email outsiders_conference@yahoo.com. Registration will open soon.

Follow the conference on Twitter: @Outsiders2023

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For the first time since 2019, Literature Cambridge will hold an in-person  summer course this year, along with a live online course. The topic for both will be Woolf’s Women.

Trudi Tate welcomes students to the Virginia Woolf’s Gardens course at Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge in July 2019.

Two options

  1. Attend the course live online, July 10-14, 2023.
  2. Attend the course in person in Cambridge, July 23-28, 2023.

Women in Woolf’s life and novels

The course will cover some of the fascinating women in Woolf’s life and writing, including Julia Stephen, Vanessa Bell, Ethel Smyth, Pernel Strachey, and Vita Sackville West.

It will focus on five novels: Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One’s Own, and Between the Acts.

Lecture topics and field trips

These will include:

Ellie Mitchell, Mrs. Dalloway and her Daughter (1925)
Trudi Tate, Women in To the Lighthouse (1927)
Alison Hennegan, What is a Woman?: Orlando (1928)
Karina Jakubowicz, Women in A Room of One’s Own (1929)
Claire Davison, Between the Acts (1941): Virginia Woolf and Ethel Smyth

Topics will include Mrs. Ramsay, Lily Briscoe, Orlando (as both man and woman), Miss La Trobe, and the idea of “Woman,” women’s education, and more.

Students will also learn about the women’s colleges in Cambridge and the manuscript of a section of A Room of One’s Own, held in the Fitzwilliam Museum. The course held live in Cambridge will visit Girton, Newnham, and the Fitzwilliam Museum

Course booking and accommodations

The course in Cambridge is filling fast. Members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain may book the conference at the student price. See fees and book the in-person conference here.

Overnight accommodations are booked separately from the course. Organizers have reserved bedrooms at Robinson College. To book, use the code in the Terms and Conditions. However, when I checked today, all accommodations at Robinson were booked up, but that may change.

If Robinson College accommodations are not available, you can reserve a room at another college or at a Cambridge hotel.

For more information

Further information is on the Literature Cambridge website. Or send an email with enquiries to info@literaturecambridge.co.uk

King’s College, Cambridge, July 2019

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The Sea Blazed Gold is Louisa Albani’s latest illustrated pamphlet featuring Virginia Woolf, and its publication coincided with the Sept. 11 unveiling of the plaque at Talland House that commemorates Woolf’s connection with the seaside town of St. Ives in Cornwall.

Talland House was Woolf’s summertime home in St. Ives from 1882-1894. Her father, Leslie Stephen, had the lease on Talland House from 1878-1895.

Third featuring Woolf

The Sea Blazed Gold is the third of Albani’s pamphlets to feature Woolf. The first, A Moment In The Life Of Virginia Woolf, explored how the author created her vivid seascapes while living in Tavistock Square in London. The second, The Journey to my Sister’s House, focused on her time in the South Downs, where her sister Vanessa Bell lived.

The Sea Blazed Gold takes its title from a passage in Woolf’s 1931 novel The Waves. In it, Albani weaves her artwork with excerpts from Woolf’s diaries, letters and novels to celebrate Woolf’s time in St. Ives and its impact on her life.

The artist uses mixed media, including collage, metallic stitching and pen and ink in the 36-page publication printed on her own press.Text contributors include Maggie Humm, one of the leaders of the campaign for the Talland House plaque, and writer Astra Bloom.

Purchase and shipping details

The cost of The Sea Blazed Gold is £13. Albani’s press, Night Bird Press, limits its shipment of pamphlets to within the UK. For overseas shipping, contact Nash Robbins at Much Ado Books: shop@muchadobooks.com

Read more on the topic in the October/November issue of My Cornwall.

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Last week, we brought you news of a Virginia Woolf exhibit in New York City. This week, we bring you news of the arrival of a Woolf and Bloomsbury exhibit in Rome.

The exhibit, “Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury: Inventing Life,” opened in Rome Oct. 26 and will be at the National Roman Museum Palazzo Altemps through Feb. 12, 2023.

The exhibit is housed in five rooms of the Palazzo Altemps, each corresponding to a different section. It begins with a space dedicated to the meetings of Woolf and the Bloomsbury group at 46 Gordon Square in the Bloomsbury district of London, where Virginia and Vanessa Stephen met with group members such as John Maynard Keynes and Duncan Grant. Other spaces in the exhibit reconstruct the history of the Hogarth Press and recall the six years of the Omega Workshop.

Edited by Woolf scholar Nadia Fusini in collaboration with playwright and performance artist Luca Scarlini, the exhibit is a project of the National Roman Museum and the Electa publishing house, created in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London and with the support of the Italian Virginia Woolf Society., which also sponsored an all-night reading of Woolf on Nov. 5.

The Palazzo Altemps is a fitting choice for the exhibit, as it once hosted a library collected between the end of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, as well as prestigious nineteenth century literary salons.

Tickets for the exhibit can be purchased online.

Above: the exhibition catalog published by Electa, which is constructed as an intimate diary, a notebook of notes and memories.

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