- Web Resources for ENGL 395:
- The Bloomsbury Group
- Additions expected -- please be sure to visit
Below you'll find web links for the authors and works we're
reading this summer, as well as recommendations for further reading.
Some sites are better than others; as always when using the web,
evaluate not only the quantity of the information presented, but
its quality (the source of that information or its sponsor, date
On Literary Periods, Genres, and Styles
Literary Genres and Styles
- The Knitting Circle provides a fairly extensive overview
Group, with hyperlinks to other areas in the site. The "Press
Cuttings" provide some recent commentary about the Group.
- View a picture of 46
Gordon Square, where it all began.
- A web page on Charleston,
the home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, sponsored by the Charleston Trust.
- A site of web links on Virginia
Woolf and British Gardens, including links to Kew
Gardens, Talland House in Cornwall (childhood summer home
of Woolf and site for To the Lighthouse), Hogarth
House (original site of the Woolfs' Hogarth Press), and Sissinghurst
(gardens of Vita Sackville-West). Also visit the pictures of
the Woolfs' country home, Monks
House, where Leonard and Virginia lived together from 1916
until her death in 1941. (Leonard continued to live here in the
- A collection of small photographs of members of the
- "The Art of Bloomsbury," a special exhibit at the
Tate Gallery (from 4 November to 20 January 2000) and now at
Center for British Art (New Haven, CT May 20 September
3, 2000), including Symposia
on "The Art of Bloomsbury."
was set up to complement the exhibition at the Tate; this online
exhibition provides links
to several paintings by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and one
by Roger Fry.
Art, Books, and Design, an exhibition at Victoria University
Library, Toronto (1997). From this page, you can view works by
Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Quentin
Bell, and Stephen Tomlin. You can also view the holdings according
to the following categories: Portraits,
Jackets designed by Vanessa Bell, Hogarth
Press Illustrated Dust Jackets, and Hogarth
Press Handprinted Books.
- Information about the Omega
Workshops and the Hogarth Press.
- A collection of paintings
by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant I have assembled for our class.
Members of the Group
- A brief biography of Vanessa
Bell and analysis of some of her paintings.
- A selection
of Vanessa Bell's works on exhibit in 1997 in Toronto; Artcyclopedia's
links to Vanessa
Bell's work on the web.
- View the dust
jackets Vanessa Bell designed for her sister Virginia Woolf's
- The Knitting Circle's page on the artist Duncan
Grant provides biographical and annotated bibliographical
- A selection
of Grant's work.
John Maynard Keynes
- A biography
of Keynes at Spartacus with hyperlinks.
- The Knitting Circle's page on the political economist Maynard Keynes
provides biographical and bibliographical information.
Karin Costelloe Stephen
information about the author and historian Lytton Strachey
at the Harry Ransom Research Library where Strachey's papers
- The Knitting Circle's page on Lytton
Strachey provides biographical and annotated bibliographical
biography of Leonard Woolf at Spartacus with hyperlinks.
information about Leonard Woolf and information about his
papers, housed at theWashington State University.
- Information on The
Nation at Spartacus, the liberal journal Leonard Woolf edited
- The Virginia Woolf Web is the most comprehensive of all the
sites on Woolf. It has four sets of links: Life
and Works of Virginia Woolf, VWWI
Links 1 (Woolf Studies on the Web), VWW
Links 2 (Places of Interest, Hotch-Potch, and Film), and
VWW Links 3
(The Bloomsbury Group and Others), as well as other resources.
- A biography
of Woolf at Spartacus with hyperlinks.
- A series of links with biographical
information and pictures at BBC Knowledge.
- A detailed chronology
of Woolf's life at the Virginia Woolf Web. (Note: many links
do not work, but the information in the chronology is accurate.)
- The Knitting Circle's page on Woolf
provides some biographical and annotated bibliographical information.
- Read The New York Times obituary
- View several portraits of Virginia Woolf:
- Hear Virginia Woolf's voice
as she speaks a few words about English speech from a link available
at this site.
- Web resources on particular works:
Related authors who missed this version
of the syllabus...
- Read the lyrics to "Virginia
Woolf," a song written and performed by the Indigo Girls
(Emily Saliers and Amy Ray).
Alice Walker Page offers detailed information about Walker's
life and works, with links to bibliographies, book reviews, interviews,
and the works themselves.
- Recommended reading: "In Our Mother's Garden" &
the Pulitzer prize-winning The Color Purple (1982).
- A history
of writer, poet and gardener Vita Sackville-West and her amazing
family home, Knole, owned since 1566 when Queen Elizabeth granted
the great house to Thomas Sackville. (Vita is the model for Woolf's
mock biography Orlando, published 1928.)
- A picture
of Vita at Sissinghurst.
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