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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2013.