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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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

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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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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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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Mansfield and Woolf: Call for Papers and Essay Prize

jan 17th, 2017 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography | Commentaires fermés

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/

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L’Écriture vive : Woolf, Sarraute

nov 6th, 2016 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Naomi TOTH, L’Écriture vive : Woolf, Sarraute, une autre phénoménologie de la perception,

Paris, coll. Lectures Comparatistes, série Modernités et avant-gardes, Classiques Garnier, 2016, 355 p.

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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.

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Table des matières consultable ici

Lien vers la maison d’édition: Classiques Garnier

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Virginia Woolf’s Diaries

nov 4th, 2016 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Barbara LOUNSBERRY, Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

288 pp. | 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-8130-6295-2 | Hardcover $79.95

In this second volume of her acclaimed study of Virginia Woolf ‘s diaries, Barbara Lounsberry traces the English writer’s life through the thirteen diaries she kept from 1918 to 1929—what is often considered Woolf ’s modernist “golden age.” During these interwar years, Woolf penned many of her most famous works, including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and A Room of One’s Own. Lounsberry shows how Woolf’s writing at this time was influenced by other
diarists–Anton Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, Jonathan Swift, and Stendhal among them—and how she continued to use her diaries as a way to experiment with form and as a practice ground for her evolving modernist style.

Through close readings of Woolf ‘s journaling style and an examination of the diaries she
read, Lounsberry tracks Woolf ‘s development as a writer and unearths new connections between her professional writing, personal writing, and the diaries she was reading at the time. Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path offers a new approach to Woolf ‘s biography: her life as she marked it in her diary from ages 36 to 46.

http://upf.com/book.asp?id=LOUNS002

The first volume of Lounsberry’s study (Becoming Virginia Woolf. Her Early Diaries & the Diaries She Read, University Press of Florida, 2014) was reviewed by Adèle Cassigneul in Ebc: http://ebc.revues.org/2763

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A Companion to Virginia Woolf

mai 30th, 2016 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Jessica Berman (ed.), A Companion to Virginia Woolf, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

520 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-45788-7


A Companion to Virginia Woolf
is a thorough examination of her life, work, and multiple contexts in 33 essays written by leading scholars in the field.

  • Contains insightful and provocative new scholarship and sketches out new directions for future research
  • Approaches Woolf’s writing from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, animal studies, digital humanities, and the law
  • Explores the multiple trajectories Woolf’s work travels around the world, from the Bloomsbury Group, and the Hogarth Press to India and Latin America
  • Situates Woolf studies at the vanguard of contemporary literature scholarship and the new modernist studies

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Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Spring/Summer 2015, Issue 87

oct 19th, 2015 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography | Commentaires fermés

Le dernier numéro du Virginia Woolf Miscellany (Spring/Summer 2015) est consultable en ligne à l’adresse suivante :

https://virginiawoolfmiscellany.wordpress.com/virginia-woolf-miscellany-springsummer-2015-issue-87/

The special section of the issue, edited and with an introduction by Erica Delsandro, includes fascinating essays on Woolf in the context of the 1930s while the truly miscellaneous section offers a rich range of diverse articles as well a review of the performance of Septimus and Clarissa from the Twenty Fifth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. A section of the issue is also devoted to heartfelt remembrances of Shari Benstock and Jane Marcus.

The issue also includes seven book reviews, important information about upcoming Woolf conferences, and information about various Woolf societies. The issue, as always, concludes with the Society Column, written this time by the International Virginia Woolf Society’s President, Kristin Czarnecki.

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Link to the Virginia Woolf Miscellany website

juil 28th, 2015 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography | Commentaires fermés

The Virginia Woolf Miscellany was first published in Fall 1973 at Sonoma State College (now Sonoma State University). The publication has been hosted by Southern Connecticut State University since Spring 2003.

The managing editor of the publication is Vara Neverow.

Here is the link to the VWM website : https://virginiawoolfmiscellany.wordpress.com