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Call for Papers for the Selected Papers from the 26th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Heritagewoolf conference 2016

Volume Editor: Jane de Gay with Tom Breckin and Anne Reus (Leeds Trinity University)

Series Editor: Wayne K. Chapman (Clemson University)

You are invited to submit your conference paper for consideration for the Selected Papers, which will be published by Clemson University Press/Liverpool University Press in time for the Woolf Conference of 2017.

Please submit your paper to Woolf2016@leedstrinity.ac.uk by Aug. 10, 2016.

Submissions should be 3,000-3,500 words, including Endnotes and Works Cited.

  • Please present your paper in the using the latest MLA Style Sheet and use the standard abbreviations for Woolf’s works, as established by the Woolf Studies Annual.
  • Please submit your paper in rich text format (preferred) or a Word docx file.
  • If using illustrations, please send them and captions as separate files and indicate in the body of your paper where the illustrations should be placed. (See over for technical details.) Authors must secure permissions for quotations or images.

The Selected Papers will feature twenty-five papers from the panel sessions, alongside some of the plenary talks. The selection of papers will be based on the following criteria:

    • recommendations by conference delegates
    • the currency/relevance of the paper beyond the conference
    • originality of contribution to Woolf Studies
    • engagement with relevant scholarship
    • the quality of writing and presentation.

Technical note on illustrations

Illustrations can be supplied as electronic files, of which TIFF files are best. Illustrations need to be at least 300dpi (dots per inch) at the size at which they are to be reproduced: i.e. a postage stamp image at 300 dpi is no good unless it is being reproduced at postage stamp size, as by the time it is blown up it will lose resolution. Images can be scaled down to fit, but not scaled up too much unless the resolution is very high.

Scans need to be gray scale or CMYK. If RGB scans are supplied we will convert them into CMYK for the printers, but the colour may alter a bit. So if the illustration needs to be accurate to an original photograph or painting, you must supply CMYK scans with the colour corrected to your satisfaction.

When submitting electronic files for your illustrations, please also submit a visual hard copy reference as well, clearly labelled with its figure number as well as a caption.

 

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The latest issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Fall 2015/Winter 2016, Issue 88 is now available vwm88fall2015spring2016-cover1online, according to Vara Neverow, managing editor of the publication, which is published by the International Virginia Woolf Society.

Ann Martin, guest editor, has focused the issue on the special topic of “Virginia Woolf in the Modern Machine Age.” The special topic section of the issue includes eight essays and a poem.

The issue includes information about the 26th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (there’s still time to register!) and also includes the Call for Papers for the Second Annual Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize ($200 and publication in the subsequent issue of the VWM).

The “Truly Miscellaneous” section of the issue features three contributions, one of which is a poem. The issue also includes calls for papers (including CFPs for future issues of the Miscellany), seven book reviews, the International Virginia Woolf Society column, and two generously discounted offers for published collections of essays on Virginia Woolf.

The print version will be available shortly.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its seventeenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, fromLouisville Conference 2016 Feb. 23-25, 2017. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.

Please submit by email a cover page with your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, professional affiliation (if any), and the title of your paper, and a second anonymous page containing a 250-word paper proposal to Kristin Czarnecki, kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu, by Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Panel Selection Committee:

  • Beth Rigel Daugherty
  • Jeanne Dubino
  • Mark Hussey
  • Jane Lilienfeld
  • Vara Neverow

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“Woolf and Illness,” the special topics issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, has issued a call for papers with a submission deadline of July 15, 2016. Issue #90 will be published in the fall.

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Virginia Woolf’s 1926 essay “On Being Ill” questions why illness has failed to feature as a prime theme of literature, alongside love, battle, and jealousy. This issue of VWM seeks contributions on Woolf’s exploration of illness in her life and work, as a paradigm for reexamining modernist literature and art, and its influence on subsequent writers.

Topics might include questions such as: How does the literature of illness challenge or enhance theories of trauma, narrative ethics, and disability studies? How does Woolf’s focus on the politics and aesthetics of the ill body inform our understanding of the period, including in relation to Victorian values, in relation to the 1918-19 flu pandemic, and in relation to mechanized modernity’s drive toward professionalization and specialization? How has the contemporary literary landscape changed to contribute to the popularity of Woolf’s focus — from the success of the medical humanities to the proliferation of autopathographies? What might be inspiring or potentially problematic in Woolf’s theory of illness as a site for creative rebellion?

Send submissions of no more than 2,500 words by 15 July 2016 to: Cheryl Hindrichs at cherylhindrichs@boisestate.edu

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

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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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