Keeping Miss Jan in check

Virginia Woolf and the Gauche Art of the Diary

Sally BaGeorge_Charles_Beresford_-_Virginia_Woolf_in_1902_-_Restorationyley will explore the art of the diary as a form of coming of age story. Beginning with one of the world’s great diarists, Virginia Woolf, Sally will look at forms of juvenile coming of age in the early journals of Virginia Woolf. Working with draft manuscripts of Woolf’s diaries and novels and family photographs, Sally will show how the diary form produces gauche and playful forms of experimental voice in Woolf’s early diary personae, Miss Jan. Her session will include aspects of performance.