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IVWS Members Event feat. Emily Kopley (8 November 2021)

IVWS 2021 Fall Lecture: Virginia Woolf’s Poetry Library Date: 8 November 2021Time: 1:00pm ET (New York)(The event will take place over Zoom. Members will be sent a Zoom link via email ahead of the event. The event will be recorded and made available to IVWS members.) In this talk, Emily Kopley studies the extant library of VirginiaContinue reading “IVWS Members Event feat. Emily Kopley (8 November 2021)”

Marie Allègre: Virginia Woolf Beyond the Phallus

or, Reading Psychoanalysis with Woolf on Both Sides of the Channel (a thesis in progress) Provisionally entitled “Virginia Woolf Beyond the Phallus: Anglophone & Francophone Psychoanalytic Receptions,” my thesis explores the intersections of Woolf, psychoanalytic theory and feminist criticism from the 1980s to the 2010s approximately. I came to Woolf through Lacanian psychoanalytic theory inContinue reading “Marie Allègre: Virginia Woolf Beyond the Phallus”

Catherine Paul, Hysteria 2: Deserters from the Army of the Upright

When I became chronically ill and left my job as an academic, I looked to writers and artists—and especially women—who had also dealt with significant illness. I was, frankly, shocked to find how frequent the experience of chronic and recurring illness was (and is) among writers and artists, and how rarely this common human experienceContinue reading “Catherine Paul, Hysteria 2: Deserters from the Army of the Upright”