Here is the call for papers for the International Virginia Woolf Society’s guaranteed panel at MLA 2017, held Jan. 5-8 in Philadelphia. Both align with the theme “Virginia Woolf Scholars Come to Their Senses.”
Two possible approaches are being offered:
- papers addressing sense modalities in Woolf’s writing. How and to what end does Woolf evoke sensory experiences of smell, touch and taste in her writing?
- papers offering or debating “corrective” readings of Woolf that suggest some kind of “progress” in Woolf criticism. Have earlier readings, such as poststructuralist or lesbian, been supplanted by contemporary approaches, or do we need a model other than “progression” to address Woolf’s critical heritage?
Abstracts of between 250-500 words should be sent by March 21 to Pamela Caughie at email@example.com. (Please note the “e” is dropped in Caughie). Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2016.