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Posted in 24th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, call for papers, tagged 24th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, call for papers, Virginia Woolf on Friday 10 January 2014 |
The 24th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, co-sponsored by Loyola University Chicago and Northern Illinois University, will take place in Chicago, Ill. in the U.S.A., June 5-8, 2014.
Most conference activities will take will take place in Mundelein Center on Loyola University’s lakeshore campus.
Call for papers
“Virginia Woolf: Writing the World” aims to address such themes as the creation of worlds through literary writing, Woolf’s reception as a world writer, world wars and the centenary of the First World War, and myriad other topics.
Conference organizers invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops on any aspect of the conference theme from literary and interdisciplinary scholars, creative and performing artists, common readers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and teachers of Woolf at all levels. Possible themes include but are not limited to:
- Woolf as a world writer, including reception and/or influence of her work
- Writing as world creation
- Globalization of Woolf studies
- Feminist re-envisionings of the world Lesbian, gay, and/or queer worlds Living worlds
- Natural worlds
- Cosmology, physics, different kinds of worlds Geography(y)(ies) and/or mapping the world “First” and “Third” worlds
- The centenary of World War I
- The World Wars
- Peace, justice, war, and violence
- Feminist writers of 1914 and/or suffragettes and WWI Pacifist and conscientious objector movements
- Class and/in Woolf’s world(s) Writing the working class Socialists “righting” the world Expatriate worlds
- artistic worlds
- Inter-arts influences, including painting, cinema, music, and journalism
- The publishing world
- Transnational modernisms and postmodernisms
- Woolf and/on international relations
- Imperialism and anti-imperialism
- Teaching Woolf in global contexts
- Teaching Woolf outside of the traditional 4-year college classroom
- Woolf and the new global media
- Woolf and Chicago connections/reception
Download the Call for Papers as a PDF.
For individual papers, send a 250-word proposal. For panels (three or four papers, please), send a proposed title for the panel and 250-word proposals for EACH paper. For roundtables and workshops, send a 250- to 500-word proposal and a brief biographical description of each participant.
Because organizers will be using a blind submission process, please do not include your name(s) on your proposal. Instead, in your covering e-mail, please include your name(s), institutional affiliation (if any), paper and/or session title(s), and contact information. If you would like to chair a panel instead of proposing a paper or panel, please let organizers know.
Deadline for proposals
January 25, 2014. Email proposals as a Word attachment to Woolf2014@niu.edu.
Get more information
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fourteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for Feb. 20-22, 2014.
The group invites proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
Please submit by email a cover page with your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, professional affiliation (if any), and the title of your paper, and a second anonymous page containing a 250-word paper proposal to Kristin Czarnecki, email@example.com, by Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
Panel Selection Committee:
- Beth Rigel Daugherty
- Jeanne Dubino
- Mark Hussey
- Jane Lilienfeld
- Vara Neverow
Posted in call for papers, tagged call for papers, International Virginia Woolf Society, University of Louisville, University of Louisville Conference on Literature and C, VirginiaWoolf on Thursday 13 June 2013 |
The International Virginia Woolf Society has issued a call for papers for its fourteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for Feb. 20-22, 2014.
The society invites proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
Please submit by email a cover page with your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, professional affiliation (if any), and the title of your paper, and a second anonymous page containing a 250-word paper proposal, to Kristin Czarnecki, firstname.lastname@example.org, by Friday, Sept. 13.
Panel Selection Committee
- Beth Rigel Daugherty
- Jeanne Dubino
- Mark Hussey
- Jane Lilienfeld
- Vara Neverow
- Spring 2013 VW Miscellany & call for papers (bloggingwoolf.wordpress.com)
Posted in call for papers, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, tagged call for papers, Emily Kopley, International Virginia Woolf Society, Katherine Mansfield, Spring 2013 VWM, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, VirginiaWoolf on Wednesday 29 May 2013 | 2 Comments »
Calls for papers
- Spring 2014 issue, with the special topic Woolf and Materiality. The submission deadline is Aug. 1. Editor is Derek Ryan at D.Ryan@exeter.ac.uk.
- Fall 2014 issue, with the special topic Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield. The submission deadline is March 1, 2014. Editor is Kathryn Simpson at email@example.com and Melinda Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Virginia Woolf was anorexic, claims great niece (guardian.co.uk)
Guaranteed panel at MLA
The society will have one guaranteed panel, Woolf, Wittgenstein, and Ordinary Language, which invites papers on Woolf’s championing of the ordinary in language and Wittgenstein’s philosophy of ordinary language, both thinkers’ tangential relationship to the “Apostles,” and/or their influence on Bloomsbury.
Organizers: Madelyn Detloff at email@example.com and Gaile Pohlhaus Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 300-word abstracts are by March 8 to the organizers.
More information: For more information about the panel, please contact the organizers directly.
The society will propose an additional panel to submit to the MLA Program Committee, which
must be accepted by the committee before it is official. Panel details are as follows:
Woolf and London’s Colonial Writers: Literary, political, social, and spatial connections between Woolf and London-affiliated writers from the British colonies. Papers may focus on any number of writers who traveled from various locals in the British Commonwealth and spent time in London contemporaneously with Woolf, including Mulk Raj Anand and Mahatma Gandhi of India and C.L.R. James, Una Marson, and Jean Rhys, from the West Indies. Papers might address intersections through the Hogarth Press, mutual friends and social circles, shared literary and political investments, literary responses, and common spaces.
Organizer: Elizabeth F. Evans at email@example.com.
Deadline: 300-word abstracts are due by March 8 to the organizer.
Proposed collaborative panel
The society will also collaborate with another allied organization and submit a third panel, which is not guaranteed. For 2014, that will be a panel with allied organization, SHARP: The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing.
Organizers will choose papers for this panel and submit the proposal to the MLA Program Committee and hope for their approval.The topic is: Book History & Virginia Woolf: A joint session of the International Virginia Woolf Society and SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing) on Woolf & book arts & history: letterpress, typesetting, bookbinding, manuscripts, the material book . . . her books in book history, and more.
Angles for this panel include Virginia Woolf, history, & the book arts. Woolf and letterpress, bookbinding, the book arts; depictions of the material book or the printing process in Woolf; or bibliographical or manuscript-based studies. Sly references to letterpress, type and typesetting, bookbinding and the Book Arts, glimpses in bookshop windows, descriptions of books on tables, with just a line of text to tease the reader, books wrapped in plain brown wrapper, manuscripts tucked in the bosom, books abound within the text of Woolf’s books. How do they work? Can they be identified? What do they mean? How do they shed light on Woolf as a book-maker/book-binder, a lover of the history and art of the book—in addition to her love of writing?
Organizers: Leslie K. Hankins at firstname.lastname@example.org and Greg Barnhisel at email@example.com
Deadline: 300-word abstracts are due March 8 to the organizers.
MLA Woolf Bash
The society’s annual MLA bash will be held at the home of Pamela Caughie.
Important note: You must be on the books as a member of MLA to organize or present on a panel.
- Last call for panel proposal for MLA Convention 2014 (bloggingwoolf.wordpress.com)
- Learn to Create an Upcycled Daybook – A Creative and Unique Calendar – with Bookbinding Expert Juliayn Coleman at the San Francisco Center for the Book (prweb.com)
Editors of the International Virginia Woolf Society newsletter, the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, are looking for contributions of different kinds for the next issue. The following submissions are welcome:
- information about upcoming conferences, symposia, reading and/or writing events
- conference reports and reports from other gatherings (300 words or so)
- book announcements, book readings – short book reviews (300 words or so)
- interviews with creative writers working on Woolf-related things
- reports on recent events and/or on exhibitions – notice of upcoming Woolf-related events and/or exhibitions
- anything else that falls within the realm of the Woolfian
According to the submission guidelines, electronic submissions are preferred in MS Word and using MLA format. Hard-copy manuscripts will not be returned to the sender. Submissions are not refereed. In most cases, submissions are reviewed and selected by the editor of record for the issue in which the submission will be published.
Send submissions to Kathryn Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5.
Posted in call for papers, MLA, Virginia Woolf, tagged call for panel proposals, International Virginia Woolf Society, Katherine Mansfield, MLA 2014, Modern Language Association, Virginia Woolf on Thursday 10 January 2013 | 1 Comment »
This is the last call to submit a panel topic for the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, scheduled for Jan. 9-12, 2014. The deadline was slightly extended due to individuals having the flu.
The International Virginia Woolf Society will have one guaranteed panel, and the group can submit one additional panel, as it did for the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston with the Katherine Mansfield Society. It may also (as for this past MLA with the Joseph Conrad Society) collaborate with another Allied Organization and submit a third panel.
Organizers would like to continue the tradition of submitting multiple excellent panel proposals. Note that this is a call for panels, not individual paper proposals. Please submit only one topic.
What you should submit:
- a 35-word description (word count includes title)
- the name(s) and contact information of the proposed organizer(s). [email addresses required.] Note: It can be quite helpful to have more than one organizer, especially if seasonal illness strikes
Submit to Leslie Kathleen Hankins electronically at email@example.com or by mail. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. The topic line should read: Woolf MLA 2014.
Deadline: Jan. 15 for the receipt of proposals.
The IVWS will vote on the resulting proposals in January, so as to meet MLA deadlines.
If you wish to propose your own special session outside of the IVWS process, please go to the MLA website, http://www.mla.org.
Here is a new call for papers from the Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Editors of the spring 2014 issue invite discussion of how Woolf’s writings explore the material world.
Articles that directly address the relationship between meaning and materiality are particularly welcome, and potential topics include fresh considerations of Woolf’s engagement with:
- the natural sciences;
- philosophical conceptualisations of materiality;
- non/human bodies and objects;
- fabrics and “things”;
- the materiality of language and art.
Send submissions of not more than 2,500 words to Derek Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 1, 2013.
See more calls for papers on Virginia Woolf and her circle.
- Woolf-inspired journal launched – in print (bloggingwoolf.wordpress.com)
Posted in call for papers, Virginia Woolf, tagged 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, call for papers, Virginia Woolf on Friday 12 October 2012 |
The 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf has issued a call for papers. The conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 6 to June 9, 2013.
Here are the details of the call for papers:
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.
The conference also invites explorations of Virginia Woolf’s work from a range of different disciplinary practices: history, economics, politics, post-imperial/colonial studies, gender studies, psychology, cultural studies, legal studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, indigenous studies, publishing, and visual/art history.
We especially welcome papers or performances that:
- explore Virginia Woolf’s interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers.
- engage with discussions carried on by Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, and other members of their circle on issues of wealth, gender, imperialism, class, and economics
- read Virginia Woolf as a member of the British Commonwealth, later the Commonwealth of Nations
Submissions are welcome from common readers, artists, writers, community activists, teachers, students, academics, and administrators.
For paper proposals, please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment. For panel proposals, please submit a 250-word abstract of each paper to be presented by each of the three panel participants along with the proposed panel title. We will be using a blind-submission process. Please do not include your name on your proposal. Instead, in your covering email, please include your name(s), institutional affiliation (if any), paper title(s), and contact information.
Proposals and inquiries should be directed to: email@example.com
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2013.