Inspired by a discussion of Night and Day with my Senior Capstone students (Fall 2019). Night and Day (1919)Virginia Woolf Chapter 1: The One with Mr. Fortescue’s SentencesChapter 2: The One with the Decrepit RookChapter 3: The One with Secret MathematicsChapter 4: The One with William Rodney’s LectureChapter 5: The One with News of Bennett’s Theory …

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When faced with the challenge of teaching Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child a few weeks ago, I watched the following conversation with Michael Williams as part of my course preparation: Early in the conversation, when discussing the role of modernist poetry and fiction in his literary education, Hollinghurst explains: . . . the most pretentious thing I ever did I think was …

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Originally posted on Blogging Woolf:
Conference organizer Julie Vandivere and student intern Emma Slotterback I’d never heard of Bloomsburg University before Julie Vandivere volunteered to host the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf at her home institution. Now word of the charming campus and gracious town in which it is located has spread around the world,…

I miss so much of it already. I love teaching at URI, and there’s plenty of writing and revising I need to do this summer. I look forward to running through Newport again in the coming months and enjoying life with my life-partner and occasionally seeing my local friends and reading books and trying (always, but mostly failing) to …

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I miss so much of it already. I love teaching at URI, and there’s plenty of writing and revising I need to do this summer. I look forward to running through Newport again in the coming months and enjoying life with my life-partner and occasionally seeing my local friends and reading books and trying (always, but mostly failing) to …

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I’m teaching White Teeth right now in my Contemporary Literature summer course at URI, so I’ve been binge-watching and -listening to recorded interviews and dialogues with Zadie Smith. I came across this 2011 conversation between Gemma Sieff and Smith today and needed to jot down a few gems. Wherever you find good writing, that’s good writing. But for me the challenge …

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I’m teaching White Teeth right now in my Contemporary Literature summer course at URI, so I’ve been binge-watching and -listening to recorded interviews and dialogues with Zadie Smith. I came across this 2011 conversation between Gemma Sieff and Smith today and needed to jot down a few gems. Wherever you find good writing, that’s good writing. But for me the challenge …

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