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The due date for submissions to the spring 2016 issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany is Oct. 15.



Call for Papers: A Truly Miscellaneous Woolf Miscellany
Spring 2016 Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany
Submissions due:  15 October 2015

Essays requested on any topic related to Virginia Woolf. All topics and approaches are welcome; however, we have particular interest in essays on post-colonial, eco-critical, LGBT, and historical topics. PLEASE NOTE that this CFP replaces the CFP for “The Woolfs and Africa;” however, papers on Africa are especially welcome, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Virginia Woolf and African writers;
  • representations of Africa in Virginia’s fiction and/or essays;
  • Leonard’s international politics/writing and Africa;
  • imperialism, race, and Africa in the Woolfs’ lives and work;
  • teaching Virginia and/or Leonard Woolf in Africa;
  • African perspectives on Virginia’s feminism;
  • African modernisms and Virginia Woolf;
  • post-colonial African literature and Virginia Woolf.

    Please send queries and submissions to Diana L. Swanson at dswanson@niu.edu<mailto:dswanson@niu.edu> .

    Essays should be between 2,500 and 3,000 words and use MLA citation style. Submit files in Word or RTF format.

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Since 2010, scholars of Virginia Woolf from Japan and Korea have held joint conferences on Woolf, exchanging thoughts andVirginia Woolf sharing friendship. Now, in an effort to increase participation, the 2016 conference is expanding its reach to Woolf scholars in all nations.

The 3rd Korea-Japan Virginia Woolf Conference 2016, Virginia Woolf and Her Legacy in the Age of Globalization, will be held Aug. 25-26, 2016,at Kookmin University, in Seoul, Korea. The two-day conference will focus on critical issues related to Woolf’s legacy in the age of globalization.

Call for Papers

Papers from scholars in any country are welcome. Possible topics might include:

  • Virginia Woolf studies in Asia
  • Woolf and Victorianism
  • Woolf and modernism
  • Woolf and life-writing
  • Woolf and post-humanism
  • Woolf in the age of postConference Conference -feminism.
  • Papers on any other topics that will refresh our perspectives on Woolf’s works and widen the horizon of Woolf studies are also welcome.

Please send 250-word abstracts in English and a one-page CV to the office of the Virginia Woolf Society of Korea at woolfkorea@gmail.com by Jan. 15, 2016. You will receive the official notification of acceptance by March 15, 2016.

Conference Registration

Regular Fee: 50 USD

Fee for Graduate Students: 25 USD

Important Dates

Abstracts/Papers Submission Date: Jan. 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance (by Email): March 15, 2016

Final Papers for Conference Proceedings: July 15, 2016

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VWM Queering WoolfThe Virginia Woolf Miscellany invites submissions of papers for the Fall 2015 issue that address the role of everyday machines in the life and/or works of Virginia Woolf.

From typewriters and telephones to gramophones and the wireless; from motor-cars and combat aeroplanes to trains and department store elevators; from cameras and film projectors to ranges and hot-water tanks, the commonplace technologies of the modern machine age leave their trace on Bloomsbury.

To what extent are these and other machines represented, hidden, implied, avoided, embraced, or questioned by Woolf and her circle and characters?  What is the place of labour and mass production, or the role of the handmade or bespoke object, in the context of such technologies and the desires with which they are implicated?  What are the ramifications for the individual’s everyday navigation of modernity, domesticity, and/or community? Alternatively, what is the influence of everyday technologies on our own interactions with Woolf and her writings?

Please submit papers of no more than 2,500 words to Ann Martin at ann.martin@usask.ca by 31 March 2015. Martin is assistant professor of English at the University of Saskatchewan

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25th annual conferenceNews from the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, which will be held June 4-7 at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pa., includes the following:

  • Extension of the deadline for submission of paper proposals to midnight Saturday, Jan. 31.
  • Clarification that proposals focusing solely on Woolf are welcome.
  • A call for entries in a juried exhibition of small works on paper that is fittingly woolf_callforentriestitled Mark on the Wall. The entry deadline for those is April 20. The international call for works on paper was inspired by visual artists who focus on Woolf, such as Elisa Kay Sparks, and Bloomsburg University’s new art gallery, according to conference organizer Julie Vandivere.
  • An announcement that Cassandra Laity, who will start a new journal on modernist women writers, will be at the conference to talk about the project and recruit a variety of voices for the new venture.

Get the conference highlights.

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25th annual conferenceConference organizers have issued a call for papers on the topic, Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries for the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, sponsored by Bloomsburg University, which will take place in Bloomsburg, Penn., June 4-7, 2015. See the interactive or PDF version of the campus map.

The conference topic seeks to contextualize Virginia Woolf’s writing alongside the work of her contemporaries. This unprecedented number of women writers — experimentalists, middlebrow authors, journalists, poets, and editors — was simultaneously contributing to, as well as complicating, modernist literature. In what ways did these burgeoning communities and enclaves of women writers intersect with (or coexist alongside) Virginia Woolf?

The conference welcomes proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops from literary and interdisciplinary scholars, creative and performing artists, common readers, undergraduates, students, and teachers at all levels. Submissions should relate to Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries and may emphasize either the development of enclaves or specific female subcultures or individual writers who were contemporaneous with Virginia Woolf.

Possible paper and panel themes include:

  • The role of sexuality in the formation of communities of women writers
  • Publication and women writers
  • The Little Magazines and women writers
  • Fashion and women writers
  • The role of the new electronic mediums in the promotion of women writers
  • The rise of women writers and the anti-war movement
  • Suffragism and emerging women writers
  • Psychoanalysis and the advent of women writers
  • War and women writers

In addition to papers clearly focused on Virginia Woolf, we also welcome themes that involve any of the many women writers of the early twentieth-century including (but not limited to) Gertrude Stein, H.D., Dorothy Richardson, Mina Loy, Vera Brittain, Marianne Moore, Jean Rhys, Djuna Barnes, Una Marson, Colette, Mary Butts, Amy Lowell, Rebecca West, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Elizabeth Bowen, and Enid Bagnold.

How to submit your proposal:

For individual papers, send a 250-word proposal. For panels of three or four people, please send a proposal title and a 250-word proposal for each paper. For roundtables and workshops, send a 250 to 500-word proposal and biographical description of each participant. Also, if you would like to chair a panel, please let us know.

High school students and undergraduates will have their own panels and seminars. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals via the normal conference process.

Email proposal by attachment in word to Julie Vandivere at Woolf2015@bloomu.edu

Proposal deadline: Deadline for proposals is Jan. 24, 2015. NOTE: As of Jan. 25, 2015, the paper proposal deadline was extended to midnight on Jan. 31, 2015.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society will have one guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association convention in 2016.

The IVWS can submit one additional panel, which is usually accepted but not guaranteed. In addition, the group will collaborate with another allied organization still to be identified and submit a third panel.

IVWS members are invited to submit a panel topic for MLA 2016, which will be held in Austin, Texas.

Note that this is a call for panels, not individual paper proposals. Please submit one topic only. To do so, include the following in your submission:

  • A 35-word description (word count includes title), no longer!
  • The name(s) and contact information of the proposed organizer(s).

Submit your panel proposal to IVWS President-Elect Kristin Czarnecki at IVWSociety@gmail.com (note only one “S” in the address), subject line: Woolf MLA Austin 2016.

Deadline for submission: Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

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Katherine Mansfield SocietyKatherine Mansfield and the Blooms Berries, an international conference organized by the Katherine Mansfield Society that will be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Ill., May 28-30, 2015, has issued a call for papers.

Submit abstracts of 250 words plus a bio-sketch of 50 words to conference organizers, Todd Martin, Erika Baldt, and Alex Moffett. Email to: kmsintheus@gmail.com. Complete panel proposals of three speakers plus a chair, are welcome.

Deadline for abstracts: Oct. 30, 2014.

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