The aim of this two-day conference is to foster discussion on communities in the modernist period. […] More than a decade after Jessica Berman’s landmark work on « the politics of community » in modernist fiction, we seek to explore the various ways in which communities were configured across genres and artistic media, but also to acknowledge the grounds of their historical and cultural specificity.
Exploring the birth and perpetration of two critical meta-narratives and their interdependence: the myth of “high modernism” and the myth of “Victorianism”.
« If there is no clear repudiation of history and heritage on the modernists’ part, if “rupture” was a useful fiction, if the challenge to traditional aesthetics and ideology was already a Victorian preoccupation, then we definitely need to remap modernism and Victorianism simultaneously. »
For a special issue on « Woolf and Materiality » (Spring 2014). All submissions welcome.
Call of papers discussing animals in Woolf both fictional and actual, or articles that align Woolf with animal elements in the work and lives of others.
The topic of the conference, « Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader », encompasses Woolf’s interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers, the issues of « common » wealth, discussions of wealth and gender, colonialism and gender, imperialism, politics, and a host of other related topics.
What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?