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

EBC 48 – Crossing into Otherness / Outlanding Woolf

juin 20th, 2015 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Crossing into Otherness—Outlanding Woolf

Sous la direction de Catherine Bernard, Claire Davison et Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio

EBC 48, juin 2015

Congrès de la SAES, Caen, mai 2014

Ce numéro d’Études britanniques contemporaines se compose exceptionnellement de deux sections tout à la fois distinctes et reliées thématiquement. La première section — ‘Crossing into Otherness’ — prend pour sujet la poétique de la traversée dans la littérature anglaise contemporaine, pour y analyser comment l’expérience de la traversée physique est aussi une expérience éthique de l’altération. La seconde section ‘Outlanding Woolf’ poursuit et infléchit ce thème en se tournant vers la manière dont Woolf invente une poétique de l’ailleurs et est en retour déplacée et transformée par l’acte de réception.
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This issue of Études britanniques contemporaines is exceptionally divided into two sections that are both distinct and connected. The first section—“Crossing into Otherness’—turns to the poetics of crossing in contemporary English literature, in order to understand how the physical experience of ‘crossing into’ entails an ethical experience of alteration. The second section ‘Outlanding Woolf’ follows up and inflects the theme by turning to the way Woolf invents a poetics of the ‘outlandish’ and is in turn displaced and transformed by her reception.
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Le texte intégral des articles est consultable sur: http://ebc.revues.org/2036
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Rewriting Mrs Dalloway – M. Latham

juin 17th, 2015 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Vient de paraître chez Palgrave Macmillan :

A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism: Rewriting Mrs Dalloway,

de Monica Latham (membre d’I.D.E.A., Université de Lorraine).

http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/A-Poetics-of-Postmodernism-and-Neomodernism/?K=9781137490797

Summary

Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, one of the most significant modernist texts from the Western literary canon, has spawned numerous contemporary offspring. Contemporary authors have dialogued with it, challenged it, reinvented it and offered creative responses to it, thus reinforcing its accumulated critical reputation and canonical status. After meticulously tracing the genesis of Woolf’s most iconic novel so as to examine the production of Woolf’s idiosyncratic Dalloway-esque signature, A Poetics of Postmodernism and Neomodernism sets out to explore its reproduction by a variety of postmodernist and neomodernist Anglo-American writers who are either openly indebted to Woolf’s novel or covertly influenced by it. The contemporary tributes that are indebted to Mrs Dalloway in so many ways have rejuvenated the Woolfian novel and have propelled it into the twenty-first century. Almost a hundred years after its publication, Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway has proved to be an enduring text, an ‘ice-breaking vessel’ which continues to invite ‘individual talents’ to follow in its wake.

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Ouvrage – Traduction

mar 6th, 2015 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Virginia Woolf, Essais choisis. Édition et trad. de l’anglais par Catherine Bernard. Traduction nouvelle. Collection Folio classique (n° 5895), Gallimard, 2015.

544 pages. ISBN : 9782070443789
Prix : 9 € (ou 8,99 € epub)

Edition enrichie de Catherine Bernard comprenant une préface et un dossier. Outre la grande romancière qu’on connaît, Virginia Woolf fut aussi une formidable essayiste. Comptes rendus, essais esthétiques, pièces plus expérimentales ou plus personnelles : ces textes nous dévoilent le dialogue ininterrompu de Woolf avec la littérature – celle de ses contemporains comme celle des classiques. On découvrira aussi une femme engagée – pour la cause des femmes, pour le monde ouvrier, contre la guerre. L’essai est pour Woolf un lieu de confrontation avec la tradition littéraire, la culture mais aussi la société. Elle y affute ses arguments, peaufine son style, travaille sa voix. Inlassablement, Woolf réinvente les possibles de l’écriture.

http://www.gallimard.fr/Catalogue/GALLIMARD/Folio/Folio-classique/Essais-choisis

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