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Issue 98 features the special topic “The First Thirty Annual (International) Conferences on Virginia Woolf,” edited by AnneMarie Bantzinger. The issue also includes a chronological list of of the conferences and the publications from them. The contributions begin on page 10 and conclude on
page 42 with a short Call for Papers for the 31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted by Amy Smith virtually at Lamar University in June 2022 (see page 4 for a more detailed CFP). Those who participated in conferences and were mentioned in the essays but passed away over the lat three decades are listed starting on page 42. Pages 44 through 47 offer a list in table format of the annual conferences and volumes from each of the conferences.
This issue also includes in the “Truly Miscellaneous” section both Christine Froula’s review of “The Waves in Quarantine” of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s video-theatre experiment (page 48) that was performed and streamed online during the first months of the pandemic in 2020 as well as two poems by Kristin Czarnecki (page 50).
The Book Review section consists of Mark Hussey’s review of five iterations of Mrs. Dalloway (pages 51-53); Benjamin D. Hagen’s review of Louisa Amelia Albani’s A Moment in the Life of Virginia Woolf and Erik Fuhrer’s VOS, a collection of poems drawn from passages in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out (pages 53-55); Eleanor McNees’ review of Mary Jean Corbett’s Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts (pages 55-56); Karen Levenback’s reviews of Virginia Woolf and Christian Culture by Jane de Gay and Religion Around Virginia Woolf by Stephanie Paulsell (56-58); and Janet M. Manson’s review of Fred Leventhal and Peter Stansky’s Leonard Woolf: Bloomsbury Socialist (page 58).
At the end of the issue is The Society Column, written by Benjamin Hagen, President of the International Virginia Woolf Society (see page 60, continuing on page 59). On page 59, there is a list of the Woolf Salons. Launched in July 2020 during the peak of the pandemic by Benjamin Hagen, Shilo McGiff, Drew Shannon, and Amy Smith, the online gatherings have continued. There have been 15 events (excluding an “office party” video get-together). The most recent event, the reading of “Time Passes” from Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, occurred in early December. Members of the International Virginia Woolf Society can access the recorded meetings online.
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