Feminist Woolf – Aix-en-Provence, 23 sept 2017

sept 15th, 2017 Posted in - Conférences et événements sur Woolf | Commentaires fermés

La Société d’Études Woolfiennes (SEW) et le projet Horizon du LERMA (Université d’Aix-Marseille) sont heureux de vous annoncer la tenue d’une journée d’étude

Feminist Woolf: New Perspectives on Woolf’s Resistance to Feminism

le 23 septembre 2017

à Aix-en-Provence, Maison de la Recherche, 29 avenue Schuman, Salle colloque 1

organisée par Nicolas Pierre Boileau (AMU) et Claire Davison (Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle).

Nous souhaitons remercier le LERMA, la SEW, le réseau Gendermed ainsi que la faculté ALLSH d’AMU pour leurs soutiens scientifique et financier.

Nous espérons vous voir nombreux à cette journée qui permettra également à certains doctorants de présenter leurs travaux.

Programme ici: Feminist Woolf_Programm

Pour tout renseignement, vous pouvez consulter le carnet de recherche du projet Horizon à l’adresse suivante: https://wfw.hypotheses.org/

Woolf and Community – 13 June 2017, Rome

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Virginia Woolf: the sense of community

The first round table of the Italian Virginia Woolf Society will take place on

Tuesday 13 June at 6 pm

in the garden of the Casa Internazionale delle Donne.

Speakers: Nadia Fusini, Liliana Rampello, Elisa Bolchi and Iolanda Plescia

Free entry.


Round table and workshop: Woolf and History, 4 July 2017

mai 15th, 2017 Posted in - Colloques SEW | Commentaires fermés

Virginia Woolf and History

Round Table & Workshop,  Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes

4 July 2017, 14h-17h

La Maison de la Recherche (Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3),

4 rue des Irlandais, Paris 75005.


Participants : Catherine Bernard, Anne Besnault-Lévita, Marie Laniel, Catherine Lanone, Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio, Angeliki Spiropoulou, Christine Reynier

Programme here


Publi – Woolf: Ambivalent Activist

mai 15th, 2017 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Clara Jones, Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist,

Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

272 pages, 5 b&w illustrations.

Now in paperback.

Clara Jones re-reads Woolf’s fiction and non-fiction in light of her examination of the details of Woolf’s involvement with Morley College, the People’s Suffrage Federation, the Women’s Co-operative Guild and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Drawing on extensive archival research into these organisations, Jones also positions Woolf’s activism with regard to the institutional contexts in which she worked. Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist demonstrates the degree to which Woolf was sensitive to the internal politics and conflicts of the bodies she was associated with and the ways in which she interrogated her ambivalent attitudes towards her activism throughout her literary career.

Find out more here: https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-virginia-woolf-13762.html


Journée d’études – 7 oct. 2017, Paris 3

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La poétique woolfienne à travers le prisme de la traduction


The poetics of Woolf through the prism of translation

Journée d’études

7 octobre 2017

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris-3

Prismes EA 4398 (TRACT / 19-21)

Appel à communications

Call for Papers

Les propositions – environ 250 mots – sont à envoyer avant le 31 mai à Jessica Stephens (jessica.stephens@univ-paris3.fr) et Claire Pegon Davison (claire.davison@univ-paris3.fr)


Journée doctorale – Feminist Woolf, sept 2017

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Journée doctorale de la SEW LERMA/DEMA,  université d’Aix-Marseille, le 23 septembre 2017

Feminist Woolf: New Perspectives on Woolf’s Resistance to Feminism


‘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.boileau@univ-amu.fr by 30 April 2017.

Confirmed speakers for the event are Jane Goldman (Glasgow, UK) and Derek Ryan (Kent, UK).


« Woolf Works » de Wayne McGregor

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Le spectacle de Wayne McGregor, « Woolf Works », sera diffusé le lundi 6 mars 2017 au Cinéma L’Arlequin (Paris 6ème).




Mansfield and Woolf: Call for Papers and Essay Prize

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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/


IVWS Conference 2017: Virginia Woolf and the world of books (29 June-2 July)

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Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference 2017: Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

University of Reading
Berkshire, UK
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.

‘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 vwoolf2017@gmail.com

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 vwoolf2017@gmail.com


Des nouvelles d’Italie: un festival littéraire et un faire-part de naissance

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Elisa Bolchi nous annonce la tenue d’un festival littéraire ‘Il Faro in una stanza’ (‘Le phare dans une chambre’) à Monza, près de Milan du 25 au 27 novembre 2016.

Détails ici: http://www.labalenabianca.com/2016/10/30/il-faro-in-una-stanza-virginia-woolf-a-monza/


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 !