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Virginia Woolf will be well-represented at the MLA Annual Convention, Jan. 9-12, 2014, in Chicago. Thanks to Leslie Hankins, president of the International Virginia Woolf Society, for sending along the MLA Program 2014program details.

I also want to draw your attention to panel 47: The Decade Modernism Forgot: The 1930s, moderated by Woolf scholar Erica Delsandro of Bucknell University. It is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 9, from 1:45 – 3 p.m. in Chicago G, of the Chicago Marriott and features these panelists:

  1. “Hiding Inside the Whale,” Calum Chechie, Univ. of Oxford, Saint Catherine’s Coll.
  2. “Joyce’s Nightmare of History in George Orwell’s The Cloergyman’s Daughter,” Ruth S. Hoberman, Eastern Illinois Univ.
  3. “The Orphan decade: Elizabeth Bowen’s 1930s Novels,” Anna Teekell, Lincoln Memorial Univ.

Now for the Woolf panels:

Thursday, Jan. 9

 Time: 7–8:15 p.m.

183. Woolf, Wittgenstein, and Ordinary Language
BELMONT Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the International Virginia Woolf Society

Presiding: Madelyn Detloff, Miami Univ., Oxford; Gaile Pohlhaus, Miami
Univ., Oxford
1. “Woolf, Wittgenstein, and Nonsense: The Voyage Out as Therapy,”
Megan M. Quigley, Villanova Univ.
2. “‘Stand Roughly Here’: Woolf, Keynes, and Ordinary Language in the
1930s,” Alice Keane, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
3. “Dumb Colloquy: The Aesthetics of Conversation and Conversational
Aesthetics of To the Lighthouse,” Erin Greer, Univ. of California,
Berkeley
For abstracts, contact detlofmm@miamioh.edu.

Time: 8:45-10 p.m.

All IVWS members are invited to attend the SHARP cash bar on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 8:45-10pm in the Chicago IX room at the Sheraton. [SHARP = Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing; the IVWS has a joint panel with them Friday.

Friday, Jan. 10

Time: 5:15–6:30 p.m.

398. Virginia Woolf and Book History
McHenry, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing and the International Virginia Woolf Society
Presiding: Leslie Kathleen Hankins, Cornell Coll.
1. “A Library of Her Own: Virginia Stephen’s Books,” Beth Rigel Daugherty, Otterbein Univ.
2. “An Experiment in Form and Content: Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf’s Monday or Tuesday,” Amanda Miller, Duquesne Univ.
3. “Blank Spaces: The Hogarth Press and ‘Lost’ Women Publishers,” Alice E. Staveley, Stanford Univ.
Respondent: Karen V. Kukil, Smith Coll.
For abstracts, visit sharpweb.org.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Time: 3:30–4:45 p.m.

609. Virginia Woolf and London’s Colonial Writers
Belmont Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the International Virginia Woolf Society
Presiding: Elizabeth F. Evans, Univ. of Notre Dame
1. “Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press, and South African Modernism,” Laura A. Winkiel, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
2. “Virginia Woolf, Mulk Raj Anand, and the Novel of Political Transition,” Jeannie Im, New York Univ.
3. “Virginia Woolf’s Caribbean Connections,” Mary Lou Emery, Univ. of Iowa
For abstracts, contact evansef@gmail.com

Read more about Dining with Virginia at the MLA, a Saturday evening dinner event limited to the first 30 respondents.

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