Jenn Rohrbach, English ’18, wrote up a piece for The Blue & Gold covering Professor Anne Fernald’s lecture on editing Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. Read all about it here!
Here’s an excerpt:
If you have any experience with Virginia Woolf, you know her novels are challenging enough to read. Imagine attempting to edit them! Dr. Fernald took those of us in attendance on her 10-year journey of editing the 1925 novel, which she began in 2001. The edition of the novel is designed for scholars to reference: a textual edition for libraries that, besides the actual content of Woolf’s novel, includes an editorial introduction and three different types of footnotes that shed light on the history of the time period, information about Woolf’s life, and allusions to other media made in the novel.