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College of Arts and Sciences Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf library: a special collection jewel

Book cover: The Waves, by Virginia Woolf.In 1967, English professor John Elwood took a sabbatical to England with his wife, Karen, and their three sons, Sean, Eric, and Kirk. It would become the most important sabbatical ever for the Washington State University Libraries.

While in England, the Elwoods met Fred Lucas, a bookstore owner, who in turn introduced them to author and critic Leonard Woolf, spouse of » More …

Virginia Woolf scholar receives Legacy of Excellence award

Portrait of Dianne Gillespie and Sketch of Virginia Woolf.As the recipient of the 2019 Emeritus Society Legacy of Excellence award, Virginia Woolf scholar and professor emerita Diane Gillespie was honored for her sustained contributions to academia, continued service to the university and community, and personal accomplishments in retirement.

Her Legacy of Excellence lecture, titled “What’s Left to Say about Virginia Woolf?,” was part of WSU Showcase, the annual celebration of faculty, staff and student excellence. » More …