A Web site for the 20th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf and the Natural World has launched, and organizers have announced the conference call for papers, which are due Jan. 15, 2010.
Georgetown is located 10 miles north of Lexington on I-75. Get a map of the area.
Keynote speakers will be:
- Bonnie Kime Scott, University of California, San Diego
- Diana Swanson, Northern Illinois University
- Carrie Rohman, Lafayette College
- Christina Alt, University of Ottawa
The conference will also include an Art and Rare Book Exhibit at the Anne Wright Wilson Art Gallery on the Georgetown campus and a Silent Auction, with proceeds going to Old Friends, a Kentucky facility for retired thoroughbreds.
“Sharp stripes of shadow lay on the grass, and the dew dancing on the tips of the flowers and leaves made the garden like a mosaic of single sparks not yet formed into one whole. The birds, whose breasts were specked canary and rose, now sang a strain or two together, wildly, like skaters rollicking arm-in-arm, and were suddenly silent, breaking asunder.” Virginia Woolf – The Waves