Posts Tagged ‘Blogging Woolf’

More than thirteen years after starting Blogging Woolf, I realized that several important components were missing. First off, the blog was missing an “About” page, a rationale for how and why the blog came to be. So I have added one. I introduce it here.

It includes the story of how I came to Woolf — something most Woolfians enjoy sharing. It also includes how I first met Woolf in the classroom and how I came back to Woolf many years later.

Most important of all, I think, it also tells the tale of my friendship and publishing experiences with the beloved Cecil Woolf and his brilliant wife Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

This new page also encourages Woolf readers and scholars everywhere to join the Woolf circle by attending a Woolf conference or signing up for the Woolf Listserv.

Cecil Woolf and Jean Moorcroft Wilson

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Vara Neverow

Vara Neverow

If you are a follower of Blogging Woolf,  you may know that since the blog debuted nearly two years ago, I have been its only author.

That is about to change. Three Woolfians — each with a unique perspective — are joining the blog as contributors. They include:

Dr. Vara S. Neverow, English professor at Southern Connecticut University, managing editor of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany and editor with Mark Hussey of several collections, including Virginia Woolf: Emerging Perspectives, Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations and Virginia Woolf Miscellanies. Vara teaches courses about Woolf and feminist theory.

Alice Lowe
Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe, common reader,  Woolf conference presenter and contributor to the Virginia Woolf Miscellany and the Virginia Woolf Society Bulletin. Alice, who lives in San Diego, Calif., has a special interest in Woolf in contemporary fiction and — like Woolf — is an avid walker.

Megan Branch

Megan Branch

Megan Branch, sophomore English major at Fordham University and publicity intern for Woolf and the City and the Oxford University Press Blog, where she posted about this year’s Woolf conference. Megan, a New York City transplant who sometimes longs for the warm climate and open spaces of her native Florida, is a huge fan of  Twitter and has a blog of her own.

I am looking forward to reading their contributions — and I hope you will follow along as Vara, Alice and Megan add their individual voices to Blogging Woolf.

Now I invite you to add your voice to the blog as well :

  • Add your comment to any post by clicking on the “Leave a Comment” link at the bottom of a post
  • Become a contributor by sending an e-mail to Blogging Woolf. Just click on the e-mail link in the sidebar on the right.

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Read the New York Times review of “The Waves,” on stage now from the National Theater of Great Britain as part of Lincoln Center’s Great Performers season.

Reviewer Ben Brantley calls the multi-media show “a remarkable, genre-defying work…that raises the bar for literary adaptations.”

He goes on to say it “comes closer to capturing Woolf’s throbbing love for — and fear of — the paradoxes of human existence than any play, movie or novelistic homage I’ve ever come upon.”

Here is how a member of the VW Listserv described her personal response to the play: “I should say that the performance brought out in me a much sadder feeling than the book does. For me, the lines spoken by actual people, then, felt so much sadder and lonely than they do on the page…Woolf continues to move us!”

Get more details about the production on Blogging Woolf.

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