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The literature of the 1930s is commonly characterized as anti-modernist because of the prevalence of VWM Queering Woolfdocumentary realism, political purpose, and autobiographically-inflected fiction. Moreover, the canonical literature of the decade is almost entirely authored by privileged young men, a phenomenon explored by Virginia Woolf in “The Leaning Tower.”

Interestingly, however, the 1930s bears witness to Woolf’s most daring and most commercially successful novels, The Waves and  The Years respectively.

With this context in mind: how does the “modernist” and “feminist” Woolf align with the common understanding of the decade’s literary figures and their production? And, by extension, does and if
so, how  Woolf’s 1930s writing sheds new light on a decade of literature otherwise dominated by the Auden and Brideshead Generations?

This issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany, which will be published in Spring 2015, seeks contributions that explore Woolf’s relationship to the canonical literature of the 1930s, such as but not limited to:

Auden’s poetry, Isherwood’s Berlin fiction, Auden’s and Isherwood’s plays, Spender’s commentary, and Waugh’s comedic novels. Equally, this issue also seeks contributions examining resonances among Woolf’s 1930s writing and non-canonical literature of the decade, especially literature written by women.

In addition, this issue encourages responses to the following questions:

  • How does Woolf scholarship, if at all, engage with the critical study of 1930s literature?
  • How does Woolf?s modernism disrupt or complement the critical understanding of 1930s literature?
  • What can Woolf?s late fiction and essays reveal about the 1930s and its literature that the traditional scholarly narrative conceals or overlooks?

Send submissions of no more than 2500 words to: Erica Gene Delsandro ericadelsandro@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2014

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Two new Virginia Woolf resources are newly available online, both from the International Virginia Woolf Society.

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One is the Virginia Woolf 2013 Bibliography, which is posted on the society’s website.

The other is the Spring 2014 Issue 85, of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, which the society publishes four times a year in both print and digital versions. Members get the hard copy in the mail.

The new issue, edited by Derek Ryan, includes articles by David Bradshaw, Jane Goldman, Leene Kore Schröder, Rachel Crossland, Amy Bromley, Rebecca Rauve-Davis, Brandon Truett, Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, and a poem by Sandra Inskeep-Fox as well as book reviews by Todd Avery and Gigi Thibodeau, Christine Sizemore, Kristin Czarnecki, Emily Kopley, Alice Kelly, Susan Wegener and Karina Jacubowicz. Pat Lawrence contributed a review of “The Armory Show at 100″ in the context of Bloomsbury.

Find links to back issues on the Miscellany site.

Happy reading!

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The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at theLouisville Conference artwork University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2015.

We invite 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 (kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu) (one submission per person, please, devoid of any information that might identify the submitter) by Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

Panel Selection Committee:

Jeanne Dubino
Mark Hussey
Jane Lilienfeld
Vara Neverow

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The International Virginia Woolf Society is launching a Virginia Woolf Essay Prize for undergraduates in honor of Angelica Garnett.

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The winning essay (2,500 words maximum, including all notes and Works Cited) would be published in the Virginia Woolf Miscellany and would earn a prize of $200.  Time frame and details of the prize to be announced.

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Thirty of Virginia Woolf’s closest friends will dine together at the International Virginia Woolf Society mla2014-logodinner party at MLA in Chicago, the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, at 6:15 p.m. at Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St.

The meal will follow the Virginia Woolf and London’s Colonial Writers panel, which ends around 4:45 or
5 p.m.  The dinner at Shaw’s is set for 6:15 p.m., and diners will have a room of their own, the Oyster Hall of Fame room.

Menu: Choice of five entrees: grilled salmon, Maryland crab cakes, chicken, vegetarian cous cous, and others.  The meal will include soup, salad, entrée and dessert—as well as wines.

The cost per individual is $55. The IVWS will contribute wine, the gratuity, and subsidize $20 of the individual price for graduate students. If you mentor graduate students, consider inviting them to the dinner and bringing them along.

Please email ivwsociety@gmail.com with the subject heading “MLA DINNER” right away, as the first 30 to make reservations will be the lucky ones at the party. First come, first served!

Meanwhile the wineglasses had flushed yellow and flushed crimson; had been emptied; had been filled – Virginia Woolf

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Kristin Czarnecki, historian/bibliographer for the International Virginia Woolf Society, invites Woolf scholars to submit citations for scholarly articles on Woolf that were published in 2013 to be included in the annual Woolf bibliography.

Czarnecki already has citations from the Woolf Studies Annual and issues of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

Send citations to Kristin_Czarnecki@GEORGETOWNCOLLEGE.EDU.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society has issued a call for papers for its fourteenth consecutive panel at the University of lcLouisville 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.

Submission Guidelines

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, kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu, by Friday, Sept. 13.

Panel Selection Committee

  • Beth Rigel Daugherty
  • Jeanne Dubino
  • Mark Hussey
  • Jane Lilienfeld
  • Vara Neverow

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VW Miscellany now onlineSpring 2013 VWM table of contents

The  Spring 2013 Virginia Woolf Miscellany is now online. Edited by Emily Kopley and Sara Sullam, the special topic is Virginia Woolf and Literary Genre. Print copies will be mailed to current members of the International Virginia Woolf Society in the next two weeks.

Calls for papers

Upcoming calls for papers for the Virginia Woolf Miscellany include:
  • 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 kathryn.simpson88@gmail.com and  Melinda Harvey at melinda.harvey@monash.edu.

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This is the last call to submit a panel topic for the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, scheduled for Jan. 9-12, top_mla_logo2014. 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:

  1. a 35-word description (word count includes title)
  2. 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 lhankins@cornellcollege.edu 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.

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I told you that people who attended Woolf and the City were buzzed.

Madelyn Detloff, vice president of the International Virginia Woolf Society, barely stepped off the Fordham University campus after the conference before creating a Facebook page for the society. And one day after her announcement of the IVWS page, it already had 60 fans. Talk about high-flying energy!

If you already have a Facebook account, you can become a fan of the IVWS on Facebook. If not, create an account now.

If you are concerned about privacy, don’t worry. You can control the people who see your own Facebook page, and you can determine exactly what they see as well.

As a member of the IVWS group, you can be part of the society’s ongoing conversation about Woolf, view and post photos, share links and news and hook up with other Woolfians around the world.

Remember that you can be part of the conversation here on Blogging Woolf as well. Please feel free to post your thoughts. Just scroll down to the comments link below each post and go at it.

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