Trans-Woolf, Thinking Across Borders

nov 6th, 2017 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Trans-Woolf, Thinking Across Borders

edited by Claire Davison, Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio

Morlacchi University Press (coll. European Modernism), 2017, 300 p.

Isbn: 9788860749079

Bringing together a community of Woolf scholars from across Europe, the essays in the present volume explore new persectives on Woolf’s work for the early twenty-first century. In so doing they espouse that conceptual movement implicit in the title Trans-Woolf which runs rhizomatically through Woolf’s œuvre. Thinking Woolf through other languages: French, Italian, Spanish, and other media: music, early photography, cartoon-strip, they address questions of translational ethics, the intra-scriptural, the trans-medial, the transference, transmission, transfixation and transgression. From the transparency and depth of her poetics, her ear for the other side of language exposed in translation, to the counter-nationalist, counter-individualist dynamic at the heart of her politics, Woolf’s own lifelong concern with thinking outside and against entrenched figures or territories of authority here intersects with the translator’s task of navigating outside familiar mappings, crossing borders, thereby imagining those forms of survival and foreign afterlives for which her work yearns.

For more information: http://www.morlacchilibri.com/universitypress/index.php?content=scheda&id=846

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Soutenance de mémoire

oct 14th, 2017 Posted in – Travaux en cours | Commentaires fermés

Carine Bratzlavsky soutiendra son mémoire de traduction littéraire :

Lettres de Virginia Woolf à sa sœur Vanessa (1901-1941)

le vendredi 20 octobre 2017 à 14h30

au Centre national du Livre
53 rue de Verneuil
75007 Paris
Salle Cahiers du Sud

Jury: Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio (directrice du mémoire), Jacqueline Carnaud (traductrice), Jean-Claude Lebrun (éditeur), Françoise Wuilmart (directrice du CETL, Centre Européen de Traduction Littéraire).

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Littérature et expérimentation musicale contemporaine

oct 8th, 2017 Posted in - Conférences et événements sur Woolf | Commentaires fermés

Voix de la littérature anglophone dans l’expérimentation musicale contemporaine

Journée d’études organisée par le groupe Confluences du CREA

Vendredi 13 octobre 2017

Université Paris Nanterre

Comment sa transposition en œuvre musicale renouvelle notre écoute et notre interprétation d’un texte source ? Dans quels aspects d’un texte littéraire puise-t-on les ressources pour les voix dans l’expérimentation musicale contemporaine ? Cette mini-journée d’études réunira compositeurs, musicologues et littéraires autour de ces questions. On interrogera tout particulièrement le rôle de la voix comme outil d’analyse poétique et comme instrument musical, car dans la rencontre avec la musique, la capacité de la voix à faire entendre le sens d’un texte mais aussi de le dérouter ou de l’abîmer est mise en scène, de sorte que, très souvent, le statut privilégié de la voix comme véhicule de l’anima ou de la vérité est mis en péril. Nous chercherons également à mieux saisir comment le paramétrage de scènes d’écoute crée des lieux singuliers de réception d’un texte. Il serait enfin question des enjeux de l’écriture d’un livret, afin d’explorer comment la finalité musicale et scénique détermine la traduction d’un texte littéraire en livret ainsi que les spécificités de cet exercice d’écriture.

A 10h50, entretien avec Violeta Cruz autour de The Lake of My Mind, œuvre chorale tirée de The Waves de Virginia Woolf (création Paris 2015). Conversation animée par Naomi Toth.

Programme complet ici.

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CFP: Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History

oct 2nd, 2017 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography, - Colloques SEW | Commentaires fermés

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History

8-10 November 2018 (to be confirmed)

University of Rouen ERIAC,

with the collaboration of the University of Picardie – Jules Verne and the Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes

Dr. Anne Besnault-Levita, Dr. Marie Laniel, Dr. Anne-Marie Smith-di Biasio HDR

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Anna Snaith (King’s College, London)
Dr. Seamus O’Malley (Yeshiva University, New York)

Proposal submission deadline: January 30th, 2018

Call for papers

We propose to examine Virginia Woolf’s relationship to history by reflecting on her reading and writing of history (see notes in link below), be that the history of her own time, of the past, women’s history or literary history. This will involve analysing how the literary and historicity are interlinked not only in her novels, but also in the essays, letters and journals. This in turn might lead us to consider the question of anteriority and tradition, engaging both the po-ethical and political dimensions of a Woolfian writing of history and of pre-history, such as that which informs her late essay “Anon,” but is also present throughout her writing in the attention it accords to a cultural unconscious, subtending the present of language like a sometimes conscious, sometimes not yet conscious memory of the past. We might also be led to see Woolfian historiography from the perspective of materialist revisionism, a feminist rewriting of the past, or an infinite working through the library of her father, Leslie Stephen. Other possible perspectives would be to consider her work as that of an archivist writing against the archives of patriarchy in search of her own arkhe, or examining how she reinvents the historiographical, biographical and literary traditions. Woolf’s engagement in the history of Modernity might in turn be considered from a Benjaminian perspective, as a form of historiographical reconfiguration anticipating post-modern philosophy.

The question of Woolf’s hermeneutics of history might lead us to define the different forms of her engagement in women’s history, in the history of class, of her queering of history, her heterodoxy. We can also read her writing as a form of archeology delving into the written and non- written traces of history, attentive to the emergence of spectres and forms of survival or survivance but also as a response to what Woolf herself called, in Three Guineas, “history in the raw.” Thus addressing how Woolf arrests the kairos of historical moment, her own inscription of two world wars as if in negative, might lead us furthermore to consider her writing as a form of resistance, nonetheless steeped in the Real of history, the present and the body.

Paper proposals (a 300-word abstract with a title plus a separate biographical statement) should be sent by January 30th 2018 to Anne Besnault-Levita (annebenobloy@gmail.com)_Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio (amdibiasio@neuf.fr) and Marie Laniel (marie.laniel@gmail.com)

For more information (list of possible topics, organizing and advisory committees, selected bibliography), please click the link here.

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La Promenade au Phare: étude chorégraphique

oct 2nd, 2017 Posted in WOOLF AUTREMENT: sur scène et dans les médias | Commentaires fermés

Hélène Duval à Bordeaux Montaigne: Transmettre, apprécier, créer

Quelles formes, quelles dynamiques d’expression et de création entrent en jeu dans les mouvements conscients ou inconscients, chaotiques ou chorégraphiés, du corps humain? Un travail sur le regard, le geste et le mouvement peut-il contribuer à la compréhension d’une œuvre littéraire, en l’occurrence, La Promenade au Phare de Virginia Woolf (1927) ?

Le travail engagé sur les trois parties (The Window, Time Passes, The Lighthouse) et les trois personnages centraux (Mrs Ramsay, Mr Ramsay, Lily Briscoe) du roman de Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927), fournit l’occasion de s’interroger sur la « signature motrice » des êtres, sur le rapport entre personnalité et mouvement, ainsi que sur l’expression kinésique des choses : vague géante, phare, temps étiré, pinceau égaré, toile impossible à terminer. La plasticité symbolique, le potentiel créatif et la dynamique du corps humain sont graduellement révélés au cours de trois ateliers.

Hélène Duval est professeure au Département danse de l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) depuis 2005. Elle est spécialiste des pratiques pédagogiques en danse. Mars 2017. Hélène Duval est officiellement invitée par l’Université Bordeaux Montaigne et par le Pôle Enseignement Supérieur Musique et Danse d’Aquitaine.

Son travail est retracé dans un film documentaire tourné par notre collègue Jean-Rémi Lapaire.

A lire dans MIRANDA: Jean-Rémi Lapaire and Hélène Duval, « To the Lighthouse (1927): a choreographic re-elaboration, , Miranda [En ligne], 15 | 2017.

DOI : 10.4000/miranda.10898

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CFP: Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace

oct 2nd, 2017 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography | Commentaires fermés

The 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

Date: 21-24 June, 2018
Venue: Woolf College, University of Kent, Canterbury


Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings. They are also central to Woolf’s Bloomsbury circle, exemplified in John Maynard Keynes’ The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Clive Bell’s Peace at Once and Leonard Woolf’s Quack, Quack! While seeking proposals that address the European contexts and cultures of modernism between wars, we also encourage exploration of how these writings can help us think through what it might mean to create peace in Europe today amid various political, humanitarian, economic and environmental crises.
A list of possible topics here.
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Abstracts of max. 200 words for single papers and 500 words for panels should be sent to vwoolf2018@gmail.com by 1 February, 2018.
Organising Committee: Derek Ryan, Ariane Mildenberg, Peter Adkins, Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
See our website for more information: https://www.kent.ac.uk/english/vwoolf2018/

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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

juin 4th, 2017 Posted in - Conférences et événements sur Woolf | Commentaires fermés

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.

http://www.itvws.it/English/events/woolf-and-community/

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.

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

Programme here

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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

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