Université Paris Ouest Nanterre – 7-9 June 2018

This SAES workshop aims to continue the ongoing rethinking of modernism’s forms, conditions, and “posture[s]” of revolution. By avoiding the essentialisation of rupture and envisioning cultural change, in the wake of Fredric Jameson, “beyond the opposition between synchrony and diachrony,” we propose to pluralise our approaches to revolutionary modernisms, and thus to understand such performances of modernity by building on the radically multiple semantics of the notion per se, such as theorised by Reinhart Koselleck. Koselleck’s insight into revolution as a globally extendable marker of modernity is particularly significant for this purpose: “The word ‘revolution’ possesses such revolutionary power that it is constantly extending itself to include every last element on our globe.”

Université d’Aix-Marseille – 23 septembre 2017

Fifty years after the call for ‘Women’s Lib’ 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.

Université de Toulouse – 30 juin & 1er juillet 2016

Taking its cue from the preceding SEW seminars and conferences – “Outlanding Woolf” in 2013, “Humble Woolf” in 2014 and “Trans-Woolf” in 2015 – this two-days symposium will explore multiple aspects of Virginia Woolf’s relation to photography.

Université de Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2 & 3 juillet 2015

Dans la continuité de la journée d’études de la Société des Etudes Woolfiennes d’octobre 2013 : « Outlanding Woolf », nous proposons à présent de privilégier la question de la traduction telle qu’elle traverse l’œuvre de Woolf et en émerge.

Institut Catholique de Paris – Vendredi 25 octobre 2013

Comment définir les études Woolfiennes ? Comment est-ce qu’elles nous définissent ? Qui est cette Virginia Woolf qui revient sous nos plumes ? Qu’est-ce qui lui revient ?
Il est proposé de réfléchir sur l’intérêt d’aborder Virginia Woolf depuis
« l’étranger ».

Paris, Collège de Philosophie – 22, 23, 24 March 2012

Comment pense la littérature? Sur un régime singulier, comment pense l’écriture de Virginia Woolf? C’est le champ de cette question que voudrait ouvrir ce colloque international consacré aux modes d’articulation de la pensée, de l’œuvre et de l’écriture chez Virginia Woolf.

Colloque international de la SEW, 17-18 septembre 2010, Aix-en-Provence

Un siècle après le début d’une nouvelle ère, selon la formule de Woolf “On or about December 1910, human character changed”, nous proposons de réfléchir à la contemporanéité de Virginia Woolf, sur la question de son inscription dans le temps, dans son temps : “being that which we are, that which we have made, that in which we live” (“How It Strikes a Contemporary”,1925). / “On or about December 1910, human character changed” : one century after this new beginning, we invite you to reflect on Virginia Woolf’s relation to the contemporary, and on how she is inscribed in time, and in her time, “being that which we are, that which we have made, that in which we live” (“How It Strikes a Contemporary”,1925).