Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue 99, Spring/Fall 2022

This issue of the Miscellany features the special topic “Portmanteau Woolf,” crafted by guest editors Shilo McGiff and Valérie Favre. The contributors to this section of the issue, in the order of their work, are Eret Talviste, Marie Allègre, Carolyn Oliver, Melissa Johnson, Ana Quiring, Melodie Roschman, Melis Aker, Ella Bucknall, Jenny Ann Cubin, Benjamin Hagen, and Kabe Wilson. These works begin on page 18 and conclude on page 41.

To access Issue 99 of the Miscellany, you can click here to view the “interactive” format of the issue (which allows the viewer to see a two-page spread on pages 2-71) or click here to access the traditional format of the issue (a single-page scroll). Note: due to the layout and the fit on pages in this issue, Ella Bucknall’s three graphic drawings are vertical rather than horizontal. To see them in a larger format horizontally, click here.)

In addition to the special topic, Issue 99 features a number of “Truly Miscellaneous” works. The first is Gabriela Zetehaku’s 2020 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Prize essay, “‘In this book I practice writing’: Virginia Woolf’s Diary-keeping Practice and the Creative Process of Mrs. Dalloway (1925)” (see pages 42-44; to view the full-color timeline the author provided, click here; to view the black-and-white version, click here).

The “Truly Miscellaneous” section also includes the papers from the plenary panel dedicated to the centenary of Jacob’s Room held at the 31st Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf with contributions from Kate Flint, Suzanne Raitt, Ted Bishop, Maria Rita Drumond Viana, and Vara Neverow (see pages 45-53). In addition, there are Robert B. Todd’s “Geraniums and the Long ‘Fingers of the European War’ in Mrs. Dalloway,” Lesley Higgins’ “How to Respond to Hopkins’s “Beauty and Horror”?, and Emilee Calametti Quinn’s “The Lingering Presence of Death in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.”

The book reviews are by Marion Dell on Talland House by Maggie Humm; Patricia Laurence on Virginia Woolf: Music, Sound, Language by Elicia Clements; Jane Fisher on Viral Modernisms: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature by Elizabeth Outka; Erica Gene Delsandro on On Being Ill published by Elte Rauch; J. Ashley Foster on Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger by Jane Marcus; and Ann Rea on Elizabeth Bowen: A Literary Life by Patricia Laurence. If you are interested in reviewing a book, contact Karen Levenback at

Events and calls for papers

Listed on page 5 are the International Virginia Woolf Society and other Woolf-related panels and papers for the upcoming 2023 MLA convention in San Francisco and the 2023 50th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture.

Laci Mattison’s CFP for Woolf and Ecologies (the topic for 32nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf scheduled for June 8th-11th, 2023) appears on pages 6 and 7. See also the Florida Gulf Coast University webpage: for information.

Remembrances of Jane Lilienfeld and Cheryl Hindrichs are included on pages 11-14.

The Calls for Papers for Issues 100, 101, and 102 of the Miscellany appear on pages 15-16. Listed below are these upcoming issues.

**Issue 100 is next! It focuses on the “Evolution of the Miscellany and will be edited by J. J. Wilson (co-founder of the Miscellany and editor from 1973 to 2002), Vara Neverow (editor from 2003 to the present) and Alec Pollak, who features the Miscellany as part of her dissertation. Your contributions to this issue are very welcome. Please send them to Vara Neverow ( and Alec Pollak ( The issue indicates that 31 December 2022 is the deadline, but submissions are still accepted at this point.

**Issue 101 is titled “21st-Century Perspectives on Virginia Woolf: Feminisms, Genders, Politics, and Patriarchy” and will be edited by Kimberly Coates ( and Vara Neverow (

**Issue 102, “Woolf’s 21st-Century Academia,” is hosted by guest editor Emily Hinnov (

As indicated above, there are two formats for Issue 99. Click here to access the interactive version of the issue. Click here to access the traditional format of the issue. Again, to see Ella Bucknall’s graphic illustrations horizontally, click here.

If you have questions about the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, are interested in acquiring a print copy of one or more issues, need online access to a specific article or issue, want to use issues of the Miscellany for pedagogical purposes, or are interested in proposing a special topic, please contact Vara Neverow, the managing editor of the publication, at