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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CFP: Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace

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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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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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Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Spring/Summer 2015, Issue 87

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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

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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

VW Miscellany – Call for papers

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Call for papers for a special issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #91/Spring 2017

Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury, and the War to End War

This issue commemorates the advent of the Great War and its representation by Virginia Woolf and her friends and colleagues in Bloomsbury and beyond (even H.G. Wells, who wrote a 1914 pamphlet called The War that Will End War)—noncombatants, combatants, and conscientious objectors; writers of prose, poetry, and drama; fiction and memoirs; criticism, reviews, and social commentary; journalists, historians, philosophers, and humanists.  Contributions need not necessarily involve work done during the war, but gauge the war’s ongoing effect on a wide range of topics and perspectives: cultural, socio-economic, modernist, feminist, to name the most obvious.  How did war-consciousness, for example, affect views of mass culture and consumerism?  Articles on other topics (e.g., constructions of self and identity in wartime, and post-war aesthetics) are also welcome.

Please send enquiries to Karen Levenback at kllevenback@att.net ASAP and submissions of not more than 2500 words by 1 August 2016.

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IVWS annual bibliography of Woolf Studies

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Compiled by Kristin Czarnecki, Georgetown College

Click here for annual bibliography of Woolf studies: Annual Bibliography

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Virginia Woolf Miscellany – Spring 2014

déc 1st, 2012 Posted in - CFP - VW Miscellany - Bibliography | Commentaires fermés

CFP for the Virginia Woolf Miscellany (special issue on « Woolf and Materiality », Spring 2014). All submissions welcome.

The VWM invites discussion of how Woolf’s writings explore the material world. Articles that directly address the relationship between meaning and materiality are particularly welcome, and potential topics include fresh considerations of Woolf’s engagement with: the natural sciences; philosophical conceptualisations of materiality; non/human bodies and objects; fabrics and ‘things’; the materiality of language and art.

Send submissions of not more than 2500 words to Derek Ryan, d.ryan@exeter.ac.uk, by August 1, 2013.

Virginia Woolf Miscellany – Fall 2013

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Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue 84 (Fall 2013): « Woolf and Animals »

From the animal nicknames she shared with loved ones to the purchase of « a beautiful cat, a Persian cat » with her first earnings as a writer; from the cawing rooks in To the Lighthouse to the complex life of Flush to the disturbing animal imagery in Between the Acts, animals play a key role in Woolf’s life and writing. We invite submissions discussing animals in Woolf both fictional and actual. We also welcome articles that align Woolf with animal elements in the work and lives of others.

Please send papers of up to 2500 words to Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu and Vara Neverow at neverowv1@southernct.edu by February 1, 2013.