Hellenism and loss

jan 20th, 2011 Posted in - Publications | Commentaires fermés

Theodore KOULOURIS, Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf, Ashgate, 2010.

Taking up Virginia Woolf’s fascination with Greek literature and culture, this book explores her engagement with the nineteenth-century phenomenon of British Hellenism and her transformation of that multifaceted socio-cultural and political reality into a particular textual aesthetic, which Theodore Koulouris defines as ‘Greekness.’ Woolf was a lifelong student of Greek, but from 1907 to1909 she kept notes on her Greek readings in the Greek Notebook, an obscure and largely unexamined manuscript that contains her analyses of a number of canonical Greek texts, including Plato’s Symposium, Homer’s Odyssey, and Euripides’ Ion. Koulouris’s examination of this manuscript uncovers crucial insights into the early development of Woolf’s narrative styles and helps establish the link between Greekness and loss. Woolf’s ‘Greekness,’ Koulouris argues, enabled her to navigate male and female appropriations of British Hellenism and provided her with a means of articulating loss, whether it be loss of a great Hellenic past, women’s vocality, immediate family members, or human civilization during the formative decades of the twentieth century. In drawing attention to the centrality of Woolf’s early Greek studies for the elegiac quality of her writing, Koulouris maps a new theoretical terrain that involves reassessing long-established views on Woolf and the Greeks.

Click this link to go to the book’s webpage: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409404453


Mardi 25 janvier 2011, 20h30

jan 15th, 2011 Posted in - Conférences et événements sur Woolf | Commentaires fermés

Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter à une présentation croisée des livres de

Anne-Marie Smith di Biasio, Virginia Woolf, la hantise de l’écriture, paru aux éditions Indigo et Côté-femmes


Maurice Corcos,  De René Magritte à Francis Bacon : psychanalyse du regard, paru aux Presses Universitaires de France.

Mardi 25 janvier 2011 à 20h30

LIBRAIRIE LIPSY, 15 rue Monge Paris 5ème, Métro Maubert-Mutualité
01 43 54 71 05


International conference: Paris, March 2012

jan 6th, 2011 Posted in - Colloques SEW | Commentaires fermés

Virginia Woolf among the philosophers

22-23-24 March 2012

Paris, Collège de Philosophie


The conference is a joint project by:

Université de Paris-Ouest Nanterre, Société d’Études Woolfiennes, Université de Toulouse Le Mirail, Glasgow University, Keele University, Collège International de Philosophie.


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.

Pour lire l’argument, cliquer ici: Argument

Liste des intervenants consultable ici: Intervenants

Site du colloque ici: Colloque Virginia Woolf