Virginia Woolf talks
Literature Cambridge and Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge present a series of talks on Virginia Woolf and her contemporaries, given by distinguished scholars in the field. The talks are free and open to all. Town and gown all welcome.
You can buy lunch in the Lucy Cavendish dining hall from 12.30 pm before the talk.
Venue: Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU
Save the date: an all-day reading of The Waves (1931), Woolf’s most lyrical novel. Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Sunday 27 October 2019.
Talks at Lucy Cavendish
Michaelmas Term 2019
Tuesday 15 October: Ellie Mitchell, ADC Theatre, Cambridge, on Reading Ritual in The Waves.
Tuesday 5 November: Professor Dame Gillian Beer, Clare Hall, Cambridge, on Modernist Alice.
The Alice books transform from age to age and place to place. In the period of Modernism in Britain and Surrealism in Europe, they took devious and different directions. The talk will be illustrated with writing and images drawn from Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Walter de la Mare, Arthur Eddington, Vladimir Nabokov, Andre Breton, and others.
Lent Term 2020
Tuesday 4 February: Matthew Holliday, University of Nottingham, on Woolf and Wordsworth
Tuesday 10 March 2020: Clare Nicholson, Literature Cambridge and ICE, The Ambivalent Friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield: ‘A Public of Two’
Lent Term 2020
Tuesday 28 April 2020: speaker tbc