|Tuesday, October 2, 2001, 8:00 PM
Robert Liebert Memorial Lecture
"Virginia Woolf: 'Invisible Presences' and Internal Objects"
speaker: Katherine Dalsimer, Ph.D.
We know from Virginia Woolf's diaries and letters that in Writing To the Lighthouse, she drew on memories of her parents and long childhood summers in Cornwall, family rhytms that came to an abrupt end with the death of her mother when Virginia was thirteen years old. Focusing on To the Lighthouse Dr. Dalsimer draws also on Woolf's memoirs, diaries, letters and essays to explore the evolving relationship of Virginia Woolf as a woman with her mother who died when she was a girl -- and the ways in which the writing of the novel both reflected and revised that internal relationship.