Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue 97, Spring/Summer 2021

Issue 97, the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany is can be accessed here.

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Issue 97 features the special topic “Virginia Woolf: Mobilizing Emotion, Feeling, and Affect.” Edited by Celiese Lypka, the essays in this section are: “Virginia Woolf’s Therapeutic (E)motion: Remapping Health with a Dose of Stoicism in The Voyage Out, by Chloe Leung; “In the ebb and flow of things”: Shame and Affective Embodiment in Mrs. Dalloway,” by Chloe R. Green; “Affect, Narrative, and Subjectivity in Mrs. Dalloway,” by Yuni Kim; “Misguided Angels: A Cognitive Examination of Spirituality, Trauma, and Affect in Mrs. Dalloway,” by Martin Brick; “Looking together united them”: Communal and Multivalent Affect in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse,” by Ryan Carroll; “Depression’s Affects in To the Lighthouse” by Matt Morgenstern; and “The Impersonal is Political: Virginia Woolf, Vera Brittain, and Feminist Counterpublics,” by Margot Kotler.

In addition, the issue offers multiple “Truly Miscellaneous” contributions including the papers from the “Archival Woolf” panel at the virtual 2021 MLA convention that was organized and chaired by Mary Wilson and features the work of Pamela Caughie, Zoë Henry, and Michelle Alexis Taylor. The other essays in this section are Stella Dean’s “Remarkable Obscurity”: Portraits of Professional Women in Good Housekeeping and Three Guineas“; Molly Thatcher’s “Between Chekhov’s Acts: Offstaging the War in Between the Acts“; Megan Fairbairn’s “Toward Multiplicity and (Comm)unity: Conditions of Art, Artist, and Audience in Woolf’s Between the Acts“; Amy C. Smith’s “Killing the Greek Master: Claiming Greek for Outsiders in Jacob’s Room“; Joy M. Pepe’s “Lily Briscoe’s Painting of Mrs. Ramsay in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and Julia Stephen in Painting and Photography”; and Jenna Field’s “Marking the Wall,” a “recycled” version of Woolf’s “The Mark on the Wall” (a rewording similar in concept to Kabe Wilson’s Of One Woman or So, by Olivia N’Gowfri, a rearrangement the words in Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own–see for more details).

The book reviews in this issue are Virginia Woolf: The War Without, the War Within, Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read by Barbara Lounsberry, reviewed by Danelle Jones; Virginia Woolf and Being-in-the-World: A Heideggerian Study by Emma Simone and Virginia Woolf and the Modern Sublime: The Invisible Tribunal by Daniel T. O’Hara, reviewed by Jeanette McVicker; Woolf’s Influential Forebears: Julia Margaret Cameron, Anny Thackeray Ritchie, and Julia Prinsep Stephen by Marion Dell, reviewed by Catherine W. Hollis; Virginia Woolf, Melian Stawell, and Bloomsbury by Karen Levenback, reviewed by Suzanne Bellamy; Bloomsbury Stud:The Life of Stephen ‘Tommy’ Tomlin by Michael Bloch and Susan Fox, reviewed by Peter Stansky; The First Kristin: The Story of a Naming, by Kristin Czarnecki, reviewed by Drew Shannon; and All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf by Katharine Smyth, reviewed by Kristin Czarnecki.

As always, the issue includes a range of calls for submissions (see the first page and the Table of Contents for more information or skim through the first 10 pages of the issue). Guest editors Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff have invited contributors to submit on the topic of “Portmanteau Woolf” for Issue 99 of the Miscellany (see page 9). The editors of a co-edited collection of essays on World Wide Woolf are seeking contributors who are exploring topics relating to Woolf across cultures and genres. As they state, “Organised in two axes, this international multi-authored collection will explore the poles of production and reception as part of the complex circuits from which many different Woolf images emerge” (see page 10). The Modernist Archives Publishing Project is inviting collaborators to join the work in progress (see page 9).

Issue 97 also includes remembrances of Edward A. Hungerford, a Woolf scholar whose earliest contributions were published in the 1950s when Woolf in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the United States was categorized as a minor figure in the literature. (See pages 10-12). 

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