Università degli Studi di Milan – 13-14 December 2011

Seventy years after their death in 1941, we wish to explore and assess the inheritance of such towering figures of modernity and modernism as Woolf and Joyce, whose aesthetic stance and dialogue, however wary their personal relationship and reciprocal opinion, has affected the destiny of literature in English in unforeseen and irreversible ways.

We are aware the extension of the problem is huge, and that a one-and-a-half day conference may in no way cover it entirely; but we have selected areas of investigation which we believe trigger the most challenging aspects of the Woolf/Joyce presence in today’s literary culture and culture tout court.

Parallaxes. Virginia Woolf meets James Joyce

13-14 December 2011

Università degli Studi di Milan