Conferences dedicated to Virginia Woolf

Through Roxane Garoscio | Posted on 22/11/2020 at 10:00 | Updated on 22/11/2020 at 10:00

The essential English author Virginia Woolf is at the heart of literary conferences organized by the Circolo dei Lettori foundation as well as the cultural association Italian Virginia Woolf Society. The first meeting took place on November 10 and focused on the relationship to the past, childhood memories and memory.

The second meeting dedicated to the writer will take place on Tuesday, November 24 at 6 p.m. in live streaming. Guest of honor, Elisa Bolchi, will be interested in the study of Woolf’s diaries and in particular the concept of future memory. During this analysis she will evoke among other things her 38 handwritten notebooks in which the author has transcribed her research and her methodology. Her diaries have also become a means for the writer to study her known present and her past, writing techniques which have notably enabled her to “loosen the bonds” of her writing in the works to be published.

The last meeting will be presented by Sara Sullman and will take place on Tuesday December 8 at 6 p.m., it will deal with the work La Promenade au Phare (To the Lighthouse). This meeting will focus on writing time and memory through the perspective of the Ramsay family. A work considered revolutionary due to its particular writing and influenced by a female point of view. A narration where the flow of thought of the characters dominates the plot and where the portrait of the family is contrasted by the conflicts preceding the war.

To attend these meetings paying tribute to the writing of Virginia Woolf, go to the page Facebook of the Circolo dei Lettori where the lectures will be broadcast live.

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