Short Virginia Woolf documentary

A short BBC doc on Virginia Woolf’s marriage, friendships and the day that she took her own life.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03ng3ds/broadcasts

This is an undated photo of British author Virginia Woolf.  (AP Photo)
This is an undated photo of British author Virginia Woolf. (AP Photo)

Author: Chris Beausang

I am a person who is PhD’ing in NUI Maynooth, using the open-source statistical programming language R to perform operations on large textual corpora in order to situate the novelists Anne Enright and Eimear McBride in a more nuanced and informed way to early to mid-twentieth century modernism. My interest in the topic is based on the fact that I find too many people describe Enright and McBride as being influenced solely by Joyce or Beckett, which is fine, and probably not inaccurate, but it gets tedious, and I think there’s a lot of mileage yet to be gotten out of investigating their indebtedness to Stein, Mansfield or Woolf; we don’t necessarily have to attribute everything interesting in Irish letters to Irish men.

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