Le spectacle de Wayne McGregor, « Woolf Works », sera diffusé le lundi 6 mars 2017 au Cinéma L’Arlequin (Paris 6ème).
‘What more fitting than to destroy an old word, a vicious and corrupt word that has done much harm in its day and is now obsolete? The word “feminist” is the word indicated’. So speaks Virginia Woolf as she gradually brings her anti-Fascist, anti-patriarchal polemic, Three Guineas, to its rallying closing pages. And yet, although Woolf supposedly consigned ‘feminism’ to the bonfire, critics since the 1970s have been engaging specifically, even devotedly, with the feminine and feminist significance of Woolf’s work. The question proved a critical minefield. For Showalter, Woolf was a ‘saint’ in women’s literary historiography who fled from the political arena of feminism; for Toril Moi, on the contrary, Woolf was the figurehead of sexual/textual politics. Resistance from within schools of Women’s Studies, together with the opening up of Gender Studies shed light on the necessity to reconsider any unqualified judgement regarding Woolf’s relation to “feminism”, or “feminisms.” Debates thus shifted from feminine poetics or female empowerment to larger concerns with gender, sexuality and the cultural constructions of sexual relations – to the extent of proclaiming her a feminist ‘icon’ (Silver) or ‘a lightning rod for reactions to feminism’ (Snaith). In France, meanwhile, the enduring influence of ‘écriture féminine’, psychoanalytical theory and close textual reading meant the more powerfully political or gender-rethinking perspectives on Woolf’s writing, and indeed on Modernist writing in general, remained on the sidelines. Some French critics did address Woolf’s feminism (Regard, Manonni, Doizelet, etc.), but her work has never been addressed specifically in terms of its problematic relation to feminism by the French Society for Woolf’s Studies at their annual events (SEW, http://etudes-woolfiennes.org/?cat=4).
Fifty years after the call for ‘Women’s Lib’, therefore, and nearly seventy years since Simone de Beauvoir famously omitted to mention Woolf in her iconic Le Deuxième Sexe (1949) the time seems ripe to reconsider Woolf’s feminism, in all its contradictoriness, slipperiness, and enduring – but perhaps misleading – relevance.
The Société des etudes woolfiennes together with the Horizon project (https://womenandthefword.wordpress.com/) are therefore joining forces for a day-long symposium organised and piloted by Nicolas Pierre Boileau (LERMA, AMU) and Claire Davison (Paris III). They invite PhD students to reflect on any aspect of Woolf’s feminist thinking/ stance, her resistance to feminism, and her complex understanding of the categories of woman, femininity and gender in relation to their own research.
Proposals for short papers, along with a brief biographical note, are to reach Nicolas.email@example.com by 30 April 2017.
Confirmed speakers for the event are Jane Goldman (Glasgow, UK) and Derek Ryan (Kent, UK).
The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its Call for Papers for volume 10 of Katherine Mansfield Studies, as well as its annual essay prize.
Our theme for this year is Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf. Alongside the permanent editors, Professor Todd Martin and Dr Gerri Kimber, the volume will be guest-edited by Professor Christine Froula of Northwestern University, USA, who is also Chair of the specialist judging panel for the essay prize.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. All details can be found by going to the following web pages:
General CFP for Volume 10: http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/yearbook-katherine-mansfield-studies/
Essay Prize CFP: http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/essay-prize/
University of Reading
June 29 – July 2, 2017
The 27th Annual International conference on Virginia Woolf will mark the centenary of the founding of the Hogarth Press. The conference aims to celebrate Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press as a key intervention in modernist and women’s writing and to mark its importance to independent publishing and bookselling.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’ invites you to consider the past, present and future of Virginia Woolf’s works. Attendees are invited to submit papers relating to all aspects of the Woolfs, the world of books, and print cultures, including topics related to Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press; the production, reception and distribution of Woolf’s works; editing, revision and translation; periodicals and book publishing; Woolf and her readers; global and planetary modernisms; Bloomsbury and its networks; Hogarth Press authors and illustrators; modernist publishing houses and publishers; Woolf and the Digital Humanities.
Submissions for papers are due February 1st 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts should be between 200-250 words. Please include a cover note with brief biography, affiliation, and contact details including email.
Further details can be found at www.woolf2017.com
There will be day rates and reduced rates for students/non-waged available.
Please direct any enquiries to email@example.com
Par ailleurs, une Société italienne d’études woolfiennes vient d’être créée par Elisa Bolchi (Catholic University of Milan), Nadia Fusini (Italian Institute of Human Sciences, Florence, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) et Liliana Rampello (Université de Bologne).
Espérons que cette initiative pourra donner lieu à des collaborations futures !
A rich programme of lectures, Cambridge-style supervisions (tutorials), excursions, and talks. With some communal meals.
We welcome teachers, students, academics, as well as the ‘common readers’ that Woolf herself so valued.
Further information here: http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/vw-summer/
Further information here: http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/reading-bloomsbury/
Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 December 2016, Senate House
Counter to the conventional perception of modernism as ahistorical, there have been recent academic and critical efforts to historicize it. The Historical Modernism Symposium seeks to contribute to this trend by inviting readings of modern/ist literature and avant-garde art movements in the historical contexts of their production and reception, while assessing their entanglement with history and modernity transnationally.
The symposium aims to look at the history of modernism and the avant-gardes in relation to and their place in (literary and art) History, addressing questions of their relation with modern times, raised, for example, by colonialism; nationalism; globalisation; economics; politics; tradition; technology; urbanism, classicism; mythology; mysticism; religion; psychology/psychoanalysis.
Importantly, it will examine pertinent philosophies of time, historiographical practices and representations of local and world historical events, such as the two World Wars, the Russian Revolution and the rise of Fascism.
Finally, it will also investigate modernist concepts of the spirit of the times as well as new notions of and approaches to literary history.
A core question posed by the symposium topic is how a modernist aesthetics of innovation transformed history in ways that make modernism not just a history of the present moment but also the history of our present.
For further information click here: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/previous-conferences/historical-modernisms-symposium
Supported by Lucy Cavendish College and Literature Cambridge
A new series of talks for town and gown on Virginia Woolf and her contemporaries. Free. All welcome.
Venue: Lucy Cavendish, Library Seminar Room, Lady Margaret Road, CB3 0BU
Wed. 25 January 2017, 1 pm: Dame Gillian Beer, Reading The Waves Across a Lifetime
Friday 3 March 2017, 1 pm : Nanette O’Brien, Prunes and Custard in the Archives: Virginia Woolf and Cambridge Food in A Room of One’s Own
VWSGB: Woolf birthday lecture by Susan Sellers: Sat. 28 Jan. 2017, 2 pm, Senate House, University of London
« Borders of Modernism », organisé par le Centre for European Modernist Studies, se tiendra à Pérouse du 14 au 16 décembre prochains.
Borders of Modernism
Perugia 14-16 December
Cliquer ici pour le PROGRAMME.
Écrire la « vie », tel est le projet de Virginia Woolf et de Nathalie Sarraute. Afin de saisir cette substance énigmatique vers laquelle s’efforce la littérature, il est nécessaire d’opérer un changement de régime perceptif : percevoir autrement pour percevoir autre chose. Le parallèle avec les travaux de Husserl et de Merleau-Ponty fait apparaître l’importance de cette autre phénoménologie de la perception dans l’invention d’une nouvelle forme littéraire : tandis que la pensée philosophique vise à une compréhension lumineuse du sensible, il s’agit ici d’en traquer les obscurités, qui deviennent le lieu périlleux d’une écriture vive.
Table des matières consultable ici
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