Writing and Painting: The Fruitful Influence of Vanessa Bell

There is no doubt that Virginia Woolf’s artistic motivations and expectations as a writer have to be examined in relation to her regular acquaintances as well as the cultural and artistic context of her time. However, a preliminary look into … Continue reading

Virginia Woolf’s Living Family Members

Virginia Woolf came from a large family and still has many family members living today. Even though Virginia and Leonard Woolf never had children, their siblings had many who have since carried on the family tradition of art, writing and … Continue reading

Book Review: Essays on the Self by Virginia Woolf

Essays on the Self is a fascinating new collection of Virginia Woolf essays recently published by Notting Hill Editions. The book explores the idea of the self in a very thought-provoking way and is a real treat for Woolf fans … Continue reading

Book Review: The Other Shakespeare by Lea Rachel

The Other Shakespeare is a new novel inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. As anyone who is familiar with A Room of One’s Own knows, it’s a nonfiction essay about women writers which introduces a fictional character … Continue reading

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is a 1962 Broadway play about the troubled marriage of a middle-aged couple named Martha and George. The play critiques the idea of the perfect American family and challenges social expectations about life, love and … Continue reading

Book Review: “The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club” by S.P. Rosenbaum

“The Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club” by S.P. Rosenbaum, published in January, explores a little known aspect of the Bloomsbury Group. Although not much is known about the club and hardly any documents about it have survived, Rosenbaum, a noted Bloomsbury … Continue reading

How Virginia Woolf Inspired the Bechdel Test

It was recently revealed that the Bechdel Test, the feminist benchmark for movies that first originated in a comic strip by Alison Bechdel in 1985, was indirectly inspired by Virginia Woolf’s book “A Room of One’s Own,” according to an … Continue reading

Mirror Productions Developing a New Virginia Woolf Film

A London-based production company, Mirror Productions, is currently developing a film based on Eileen Atkins play “Virginia and Vita” according to an article on screendaily.com: “The company is in development on actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins’ long-gestating feature adaptation of … Continue reading

Book Review: “Virginia Woolf’s Garden” by Caroline Zoob

“Virginia Woolf’s Garden,” published in November, is a fascinating look not only at the sprawling garden at Virginia’s country home, Monk’s House in Rodmell, but also at the effect the garden had on her life and work. Although I’ve been … Continue reading

Virginia Woolf to Appear on Season 4 of Downton Abbey

Actress Christina Carty has been cast to portray Virginia Woolf on season 4 of the popular period drama Downton Abbey. Not much is known about Woolf’s role in the new season but according to an article in The Telegraph, Lady … Continue reading