Contemporary Woolf / Woolf contemporaine

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Contemporary Woolf/Woolf contemporaine,

edited by Claire Davison-Pégon & Anne-Marie Smith-Di Biasio,

Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, « Horizons anglophones », Série Présent Perfect, 2014, 260p, ISSN 0230 5610. 18€.

The present volume seeks to explore the implications of Woolf’s contemporaneity in terms of her own era and of ours. By looking at how one can grasp the meaning of one’s time from within and without, it traces ways in which her fictional as well as non-fictional works reflect on or engage with those forms of untimeliness or out-of-timeness in the present which enable an author to see its shadows or perceive its obscurity. While the undertaking suggests a philosophically-inclined quest, it is no less inscribed in acutely topical, political issues as it is necessarily in the search for a poetics corresponding to Woolf’s vision. Attempting to understand Virginia Woolf’s complex relationship with her time also sheds light on how we read and engage with her works today. It reveals ways of understanding her writing as an indictment of the barbarity she perceived in her age and in the culture it both inherited and produced, defining those crystallising moments when the present of writing becomes contemporary to us and glimpsing spectres at work within her texts as not only ghosts of the past but the premonitory figures of our own century.

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Modernism NOW – 26-28 June 2014

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26–28 June 2014
Institute of English Studies
Senate House, London

Keynote Speakers:
Tyrus Miller (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, London)

Modernism Now! is a three-day international, interdisciplinary conference organised by the British Association for Modernist Studies, designed to explore modernisms throughout the late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The conference aims to discuss the past achievements of modernism, its possible futures, and to provide a review of current activity in the field. In Modernism and Theory, Neil Levi has recently suggested that in thinking about modernism we consider ‘the idea of a contemporary perpetuation of artistic modernism’ and that we see ‘modernist works as events whose implications demand continued investigation.’

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Woolf et le monologue – 19 mars 2014, Paris 3

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Dans le cadre du cycle de conférences organisé par le projet IDEX SPC « Monologuer: formes et pratiques  » dirigé par Stéphanie Smadja (Paris Diderot) et Aliyah Morgenstern (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Claire Davison, Catherine Lanone et Caroline Pollentier (Université Paris 3) proposeront une réflexion sur

les liens entre l’écriture de V. Woolf et la pratique du monologue

le mardi 19 mars à 18h,

salle 12, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 5 rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris


French “Grand Papier” Editions – 13 March 2014

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Found in Translation
The Story of French “Grand Papier” Editions

Thursday 13 March 2014, 6.30 pm
Room 7, City Library, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Grand papier editions are largely unknown outside of France because of their scarcity. Now for the first time in the UK this collection of works by Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and Rosamond Lehmann represents a unique opportunity to see these books en masse.

Local poet Sheree Mack will be talking to freelance writer and poet Frederick Lewis about these delightful books and his passion for collecting beautiful and rare books from the twenties and thirties.
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