[Msa-discuss] NYPL Virginia Woolf Lecture Festival, 10/19-21

ANNE E. FERNALD fernald at fordham.edu
Mon Oct 4 11:15:37 EDT 2010

If you're in the Metro New York Area, please consider attending & please
pass on the invitation to any and all who are interested in Woolf:

The New York Public Library celebrates Virginia Woolf

Please join for a 3-day Festival of Lectures on Virginia Woolf.  Two
scholars from the Wertheim Study, and Isaac Gewirtz, Curator of The New
York Public Library’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and
American Literature, will present free and open public lectures on various
aspects this great modernist author.  All will be held in the South Court
Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd and Fifth Avenue.

On Tuesday, October 19th, at 4 o’clock, Jean Mills will present Goddesses
and Ghosts: Virginia Woolf and Jane Ellen Harrison In Conversation which
explores the boundaries and origins of Woolf’s intellectual and political
views by definitively positioning her in dialogue with the theories and
practices of Cambridge Classicist, Jane Ellen Harrison. .

Jean Mills is an Assistant Professor of English at John Jay College, The
City University of New York, and is currently finishing a book on Virginia
Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the Classics.

On Wednesday, October 20th, at 4 o’clock, Isaac Gewirtz will present When
Is a Printed Book as Good as a Manuscript?: The Proof Copy of A Room of
One's Own.  This lecture compares key passages in the text of the newly
acquired proof copy of A Room of One's Own, long regarded as being lost to
posterity, to the first edition text

Isaac Gewirtz has served as Curator of the New York Public Library’s Henry
W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature since
September 2000 and has curated numerous exhibitions, including, at the New
York Public Library, Victorians, Moderns, and Beats; Passion’s Discipline:
A History of the Sonnet in the British Isles and America; “I am With You”:
Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, 1855-2005, with an accompanying volume of
the same title; and Beatific Souls: Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, 1957-2007,
accompanied by a volume of the same title, and a volume that also emerged
out of the exhibition, Kerouac At Bat: Fantasy Sports and the King of the
Beats (2009).

On Thursday, October 21st, at 4 o’clock, Anne Fernald will present On
Traffic Lights and Full Stops: Editing Mrs. Dalloway.  Dr. Fernald gives an
overview of her work while preparing a textual edition of Virginia Woolf’s
Mrs. Dalloway for Cambridge University Press.

Dr. Fernald is an Associate Professor of English at Fordham University
where she also directs the first-year writing and composition program on
Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

Anne E. Fernald
Director of Writing/Composition at Lincoln Center,
Associate Professor of English and Women's Studies
Fordham University
113 W 60th St.
New York NY 10023

fernald at fordham.edu
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