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NPG 5933, Virginia Woolf (nÈe Stephen)News about two Bloomsbury-related events has reached Blogging Woolf. Here is the scoop about both:

“The Afterlives of Virginia Woolf: Reading Woolf in Literature, Visual Arts, and Theatre”

April to May 2009
University of Essex
Presented by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

The series “The Afterlives of Virginia Woolf: Reading Woolf in Literature, Visual Arts, and Theatre” runs through April and May at the University of Essex with an exhibition in the Albert Sloman Library. Download the “Afterlives” flier.

April 22, 2009, events in Lecture Theatre Building 10:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – screening of Kenneth Macpherson’s Borderline
  • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – inaugural talk by Maggie Humm of the University of East London, on “Virginia Woolf, Photography, and the Arts.”
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5p.m. – tea
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Roundtable “Afterlives, Ghosts, Adaptations: Virginia Woolf and Film”; Professor Maggie Humm, Dr Sophie Mayer, Professor Marina Warner, Dr. Sanja Bahun. Chaired by Dr. Sophie Mayer
  • 6 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. – screening of Sally Potter’s Orlando (1992, UK, feat. Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp)
  • 7:40 – 8 p.m. – SPARK workshop by Dr. Sophie Mayer of Cambridge University: “Reading Orlando, Creating Orlando

May 6, 2009, events in Lecture Theatre Building 10:

  • 7.30 p.m. screening of Marleen Gorris’s Mrs. Dalloway. Introduction: Dr Sanja Bahun (1997, UK, feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha McElhone, Rupert Graves)

May 13, 2009, events in The Lakeside Theatre:

  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Sally Potter in Conversation.
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – screening of Sally Potter’s Yes (2004, feat. Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neil)

May 29, 2009, events in The Senate Room:

  • 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  – Professor Hermione Lee of Oxford University, “Woolf and Drama”
  • 3.30 – 4.30 p.m. – refreshments in the LiFTS Common Room
  • 4.30 p.m. – Katie Mitchell’s Waves; reading and discussion
  • 5 p.m. – Darryl Pinkney (writer: drama, literary criticism)

More events to come

Within the next year, talks, screenings, workshops, rehearsed readings, conversations, and many other types of engagement with Woolf’s “lives” and “afterlives” on the page, stage, and screen will be held. Presenters include Hermione Lee, Maria DiBattista, Jane Goldman, but also “practitioners” such as Sally Potter, Kristin Hutchinson, Darryl Pinckney and others.

All events are free and open to public.

“David Rhys Jones: A Bloomsbury Journey – London and Sussex”

June 3 to 26
Curwen & New Academy Gallery, 34 Windmill St., London

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.  to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed bank holidays. Download the flier for more details.

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