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Vara Neverow and Kristin Czarnecki, editors of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, have issued a call for papers for the fall 2013 issue, #84.

The theme is Woolf and animals. From the animal nicknames she shared with loved ones; to the purchase of “a beautiful cat, a Persian cat” with her first earnings as a writer; from the cawing rooks in To the Lighthouse to the complex life of Flush to the disturbing animal imagery in Between the Acts, animals play a key role in Woolf’s life and writing.

The editors invite submissions discussing animals in Woolf both fictional and actual. They also welcome articles that align Woolf with animal elements in the work and lives of others.

Please send papers of up to 2,500 words to: Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu and Vara Neverow neverowv1@southernct.edu by Feb. 1, 2013.

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Auto/biography is the theme for the Spring 2011 edition of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, the bi-annual journal focusing on Woolf studies and related topics. The copy deadline is Aug. 31.

The publication includes short articles, Bloombsbury and Woolf photographs, drawings, commentaries and book reviews. More information is available on the website of the International Virginia Woolf Society.

The word limit is 2,500 but pubication editors welcome shorter pieces too. For more details and/or style and formatting guidelines, contact Gill Lowe, senior lecturer at University Campus, Suffolk.

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Helen Southworth, assistant professor of literature of the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon,  announces that she is trying to put together a panel or two on the topic of the Hogarth Press for the 18th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf scheduled for June 19-22, 2008, in Denver, Colorado.

Her efforts are designed  to tie in with the edited volume for which she issued a call for papers in August. Click here for details of Southworth’s call for papers.

Southworth says she is looking for papers that deal with the following:

  • stories of authors, artists, and workers published by and/or associated with the Woolfs’ press
  • papers that expand on Willis’ history of the Hogarth Press.

Anyone interested in submitting a paper to the edited volume or becoming involved in a conference panel, should contact Southworth as soon as possible.

Contact information:
Helen Southworth
Clark Honors College
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403

The deadline for Denver panel proposals is now Jan. 11. 

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11th Annual Conference GraphicGuest editors Jane de Gay and Marion Dell invite submissions to the Selected Papers from “Voyages Out, Voyages Home”: The Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, which was held in Bangor, North Wales, June 13-16, 2001.

The volume will be published by Clemson University Digital Press.  

“Although some time has now passed since the conference, the International Virginia Woolf Society is keen to see this volume in print (and online), in order to have a complete set of selected papers from the annual conferences. All speakers at the Bangor conference are therefore invited to submit their paper for consideration,” the editors wrote in a message to the VW Listserv.


“Papers should be no more than 4,000 words in length, and presented in MLA format. In order to preserve the flavour of the conference as far as possible, we ask contributors to submit the version they presented in 2001, preserving the tone of the talk as it was given. Necessary corrections and judicious updating are welcome, but we do not encourage submission of a fully-developed article that has been published elsewhere.


“However, contributors are welcome to include (within the 4,000 words) an optional Afterword of 2-300 words, looking back on the paper in the light of subsequent developments, or indicating how the paper fed into their more recent research,” the editors wrote. 


“As an additional feature of this volume, we plan to compile a bibliography of publications arising out of papers given at the conference. We therefore encourage all contributors to let us have full publication details of any such articles, even if they do not wish to submit a paper for this volume,” the editors added.


Paper Submissions

Send papers by e-mail to: Jane de Gay at j.degay@leedstrinity.ac.uk



January 1, 2008


Guest Editors

Dr. Jane de Gay                                               

Senior Lecturer in English

Leeds Trinity and All Saints, UK 


Marion Dell MA

Associate Lecturer in Literature

The Open University, UK


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Louisville Conference artworkThe International Virginia Woolf Society announces a deadline extension to Sept. 4, 2007, for proposals for the society’s Woolf panel at the Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture. The conference will be held at the University of Louisville, Feb. 21-23, 2008.

Proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work are invited. A particular theme may be chosen depending upon the proposals received, organizers say.

How to submit your paper proposal via e-mail: Send a cover page with name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, professional affiliation, and title of paper, along with a second anonymous page containing a 250-word proposal, to Kristin Czarnecki, kczarnecki@fuse.net, by Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007.

Featured conference speakers will include Susan Gubar, Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Indiana University. Her most recent book is Rooms of Our Own, a narrative tale of the current state of women’s studies and gender studies.

For more details about the conference, visit the Web site.

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Helen SouthworthHelen Southworth, assistant professor of literature of the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, has issued a call for papers for a collection of essays on the Hogarth Press that she is compiling.

The collection is tentatively titled Forthcoming from the Hogarth Press: How Leonard and Virginia Woolf Shaped Twentieth Century Publishing.

Southworth says the edited volume will appear in advance of the centenary of the founding of the Press in 2017.  The editor is looking for essays that highlight the innovative quality of the Hogarth Press.

Southworth says the edited volume will appear in advance of the centenary of the founding of the Press in 2017.  The editor is looking for essays that highlight the innovative quality of the Hogarth Press with a look at the following:

  • stories of some of the lesser known artists and their cover art,
  • stories of some of the press workers,
  • stories of some of the lesser known authors, and
  • essays on overlooked titles by well known authors who published with the Hogarth Press.

Southworth says the goal of the collection is to move beyond and complement J.H.Willis’s 1992 history,Hogarth Press history Leonard and Virginia Woolf as Publishers : The Hogarth Press, 1917-41, the only book-length study to date.

She expects the collection to assess the impact the Hogarth Press had on the careers of those connected with it who are usually overlooked. It will also deal with the broader issue of how the Hogarth Press shaped book production over the course of the 20th century.

Hogarth PressEssays focused on individual authors or groups of authors/artists/texts, etc. are encouraged.  Of particular interest is work that highlights archival sources, work which makes use of the now established Hogarth Press archives at Reading University and at Washington State University, for example, as well as author/artist/publisher specific collections. 

Also welcome are essays which engage with recent critical work on literary/artistic modernism and publishing and the marketplace, bibliographical environment, networks, celebrity, censorship, and archive studies.

The call for papers asks that themes address (but are not limited to):

  • risks that the Woolfs took in terms of possibilities of censorship
  • innovations in cover art and other aspects of printing and book marketing
  • the Woolfs’ relationships with English provincial writers and with writers from the colonies
  • the Woolfs’ engagement with new ideas in the sciences, popular culture, peace studies, fashion, cinema, etc.
  • the Woolfs’ collaboration with press workers and with patrons
  • the translations the Woolfs themselves engaged in and those they published at the press
  • the Hogarth Press in the archives
  • the portrayal of the Hogarth Press in contemporary fiction
  • the Hogarth Press’ role in a specific author’s, artist’s, press worker’s careers
  • the relationship of the Hogarth Press to other presses of the period

Completed essays of 20-25 pages, double spaced, (MLA style preferred), along with queries and suggestions, should be sent to Helen Southworth, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1293.

Deadline for paper submissions is Feb. 15, 2008.

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