Historical Modernisms Symposium, Dec. 2016

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Historical Modernisms Symposium

Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 December 2016, Senate House

Counter to the conventional perception of modernism as ahistorical, there have been recent academic and critical efforts to historicize it. The Historical Modernism Symposium seeks to contribute to this trend by inviting readings of modern/ist literature and avant-garde art movements in the historical contexts of their production and reception, while assessing their entanglement with history and modernity transnationally.
The symposium aims to look at the history of modernism and the avant-gardes in relation to and their place in (literary and art) History, addressing questions of their relation with modern times, raised, for example, by colonialism; nationalism; globalisation; economics; politics; tradition; technology; urbanism, classicism; mythology; mysticism; religion; psychology/psychoanalysis.

Importantly, it will examine pertinent philosophies of time, historiographical practices and representations of local and world historical events, such as the two World Wars, the Russian  Revolution and the rise of Fascism.
Finally, it will also investigate modernist concepts of the spirit of the times as well as new notions of and approaches to literary history.
A core question posed by the symposium topic is how a modernist aesthetics of innovation transformed history in ways that make modernism not just a history of the present moment but also the history of our present.

For further information click here: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/previous-conferences/historical-modernisms-symposium


Virginia Woolf Talks: Cambridge, Jan.-March 2017

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Virginia Woolf Talks

Supported by Lucy Cavendish College and Literature Cambridge

A new series of talks for town and gown on Virginia Woolf and her contemporaries. Free. All welcome.
Venue: Lucy Cavendish, Library Seminar Room, Lady Margaret Road, CB3 0BU

Wed. 25 January 2017, 1 pm: Dame Gillian Beer, Reading The Waves Across a Lifetime

Friday 3 March 2017, 1 pm : Nanette O’Brien, Prunes and Custard in the Archives: Virginia Woolf and Cambridge Food in A Room of One’s Own

VWSGB: Woolf birthday lecture by Susan Sellers: Sat. 28 Jan. 2017, 2 pm, Senate House, University of London


Borders of Modernism, Dec 2016

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« Borders of Modernism », organisé par le Centre for European Modernist Studies, se tiendra à Pérouse du 14 au 16 décembre prochains.

Borders of Modernism

Perugia 14-16 December

Cliquer ici pour le PROGRAMME.


L’Écriture vive : Woolf, Sarraute

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Naomi TOTH, L’Écriture vive : Woolf, Sarraute, une autre phénoménologie de la perception,

Paris, coll. Lectures Comparatistes, série Modernités et avant-gardes, Classiques Garnier, 2016, 355 p.


Écrire la « vie », tel est le projet de Virginia Woolf et de Nathalie Sarraute. Afin de saisir cette substance énigmatique vers laquelle s’efforce la littérature, il est nécessaire d’opérer un changement de régime perceptif : percevoir autrement pour percevoir autre chose. Le parallèle avec les travaux de Husserl et de Merleau-Ponty fait apparaître l’importance de cette autre phénoménologie de la perception dans l’invention d’une nouvelle forme littéraire : tandis que la pensée philosophique vise à une compréhension lumineuse du sensible, il s’agit ici d’en traquer les obscurités, qui deviennent le lieu périlleux d’une écriture vive.


Table des matières consultable ici

Lien vers la maison d’édition: Classiques Garnier


Virginia Woolf’s Diaries

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Barbara LOUNSBERRY, Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2016.

288 pp. | 6 x 9
ISBN 978-0-8130-6295-2 | Hardcover $79.95

In this second volume of her acclaimed study of Virginia Woolf ‘s diaries, Barbara Lounsberry traces the English writer’s life through the thirteen diaries she kept from 1918 to 1929—what is often considered Woolf ’s modernist “golden age.” During these interwar years, Woolf penned many of her most famous works, including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, and A Room of One’s Own. Lounsberry shows how Woolf’s writing at this time was influenced by other
diarists–Anton Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, Jonathan Swift, and Stendhal among them—and how she continued to use her diaries as a way to experiment with form and as a practice ground for her evolving modernist style.

Through close readings of Woolf ‘s journaling style and an examination of the diaries she
read, Lounsberry tracks Woolf ‘s development as a writer and unearths new connections between her professional writing, personal writing, and the diaries she was reading at the time. Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path offers a new approach to Woolf ‘s biography: her life as she marked it in her diary from ages 36 to 46.


The first volume of Lounsberry’s study (Becoming Virginia Woolf. Her Early Diaries & the Diaries She Read, University Press of Florida, 2014) was reviewed by Adèle Cassigneul in Ebc: http://ebc.revues.org/2763


Les vagues au Théâtre du Soleil – 21 septembre au 9 octobre 2016

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La nouvelle création de l’Atelier hors champ, Les Vagues, adaptée du roman de Virginia Woolf, sera jouée du 21 septembre au 9 octobre 2016 au Théâtre du Soleil (Cartoucherie – 75012 Paris).

Les Vagues
Théâtre et vidéo
Une création de l’Atelier hors champ
Adaptation du roman de Virginia Woolf
Traduction Marguerite Yourcenar
Conception et réalisation Pascale Nandillon et Frédéric Tétart
Avec Serge Cartellier, Nouche Jouglet-Marcus, Jean-Benoit L’Héritier, Aliénor de Mezamat, Sophie Pernette, Nicolas Thevenot

Représentations : du mercredi au samedi à 20h30, le dimanche à 16h
Durée : 1h30

Réservations : 01 43 74 24 08 (Individuels) / 01 43 74 88 50 (Collectivités)
Prix des places : 19 € | 14 € | 10 €

Les membres de la SEW (à jour de leur cotisation…) pourront bénéficier d’un tarif réduit (14 € au lieu de 19 €). Nous remercions Margot Blanc pour cette offre généreuse.

Pour plus d’informations sur le spectacle, voici le lien direct vers la page consacrée aux Vagues sur le site du Théâtre du Soleil :
http://www.theatre-du-soleil.fr/thsol/dans-nos-nefs/article/les-vagues et sur le site de l’Atelier hors champ : http://www.atelierhorschamp.org/#!les-vagues-nouvelle-creation/c1g55



A Companion to Virginia Woolf

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Jessica Berman (ed.), A Companion to Virginia Woolf, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

520 pages. ISBN: 978-1-118-45788-7

A Companion to Virginia Woolf
is a thorough examination of her life, work, and multiple contexts in 33 essays written by leading scholars in the field.

  • Contains insightful and provocative new scholarship and sketches out new directions for future research
  • Approaches Woolf’s writing from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, including modernism, post-colonialism, queer theory, animal studies, digital humanities, and the law
  • Explores the multiple trajectories Woolf’s work travels around the world, from the Bloomsbury Group, and the Hogarth Press to India and Latin America
  • Situates Woolf studies at the vanguard of contemporary literature scholarship and the new modernist studies


Virginia Woolf in Cambridge – Summer course, 18-22 July 2016

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Virginia Woolf in Cambridge immerses students for a week in the writing and context of Virginia Woolf. It is the only course in the world to provide lectures, readings, supervisions, and excursions, all focused upon Virginia Woolf and her work. The day starts with a lecture and discussion presented by a leading Woolf scholar. On four days there is a Cambridge-style supervision, given to students in twos or threes, and taught by lecturers and postgraduates from the University of Cambridge.

After our lectures and supervisions, there is time allocated to read and think in the beautiful setting of Homerton college. There are Woolf excursions in Cambridge and London, including visits to Girton and Newnham Colleges, where Woolf gave the lectures which became A Room of One’s Own (1929). In the evenings there will be literary readings and talks by leading novelist Susan Sellers and renowned performance artist Kabe Wilson. And there will be time to read further, explore Cambridge, and to reflect.

More information here: http://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/vw-summer


Virginia Woolf and Heritage – Leeds, 16-19 June 2016

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The 26th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf