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”

Two-Day Centennial Celebration of Monday or Tuesday: May 14th–15th, 2021

This coming May, the International Virginia Woolf Society will host a two-day centennial celebration, exclusive to members, of Woolf’s short fiction collection Monday or Tuesday (1921): Friday, May 14th and Saturday, May 15th. In the spirit of Woolf’s titular “or,” IVWS members may attend Friday or Saturday’s event (or both, if they’re free!). Zoom links for bothContinue reading “Two-Day Centennial Celebration of Monday or Tuesday: May 14th–15th, 2021″

Woolfian Sketches

“She was one of the invisible presences who after all play so important a part in every life.” So writes Virginia Woolf in “A Sketch of the Past” about her mother, Julia Stephen. I could say the same about Woolf herself, for I’ve been writing about her for over two decades in my academic work.Continue reading “Woolfian Sketches”

Kika Kyriakakou, I (from the collage series A Room of One’s Own, 2015)

A collage inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1929 groundbreaking essay on women’s rights and independence. The work juxtaposes text and typography from A Room of One’s Own with visual elements from videos, photographs and collages of other artists, pioneering in their field. The female body becomes deconstructed and analysed, whether it is a paper doll fromContinue reading “Kika Kyriakakou, I (from the collage series A Room of One’s Own, 2015)”

Call for Submissions: 2021 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host the Annual Undergraduate Essay Competition in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell. For this competition, undergraduate essays can be on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf. Essays should be betweenContinue reading “Call for Submissions: 2021 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize”

“On Being Ill”: A COVID-19 Diary

Artist Ane Thon Knutsen introduces her homage to Virginia Woolf´s “On Being Ill.” Using her letterpress, she printed one sentence a day from March 23rd to August 29th, shaping a diary in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about her work here. Since 2016, Virginia Woolf has had a tendency to guide me throughContinue reading ““On Being Ill”: A COVID-19 Diary”