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The new issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany is now online. This  double issue includes Spring vwm89and90-final-page-12016, Issue 89 and the Fall 2016, Issue 90.

The first is a truly miscellaneous collection of essays edited by Diana L. Swanson, and the second features the special topic Virginia Woolf and Illness, curated by guest editor Cheryl Hindrichs.

Download the issue as a PDF.

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Modern Language Association 2018, scheduled for Jan. 4-7 in New York City, will include Virginia top_mla_logoWoolf.

The International Virginia Woolf Society will have one guaranteed panel. The organization can also submit one additional panel, which is often accepted but not guaranteed. In addition, the group will collaborate with another allied organization and submit a third panel.

Submission guidelines

Members of the MLA and the IVWS are invited to submit one panel topic — not an individual paper proposal — for MLA 2018. The proposal should include the following:

  • A maximum 35-word description of the panel. The word count includes the title.
  • The name(s) and contact information of the proposed organizer(s).

Please submit your proposal via email to Christine Czarnecki, president of the IVWS at Kristin_Czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu. Use the subject line: Woolf MLA 2018.

Deadline for submission: Nov. 14, 2016.

Once the proposals are in, Czarnecki will send them out to the IVWS membership for a vote. If you wish to propose your own special session outside of the IVWS process, please visit the MLA website for more details.

A special Woolf gathering

Members interested in attending the traditional IVWS gathering at the MLA—a dinner to be held either Friday, Jan. 6, 2018, or Saturday, Jan. 7, 2018, should contact Czarnecki so she can consider that when making the booking.

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The deadline for receipt of entries to the Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize, sponsored by the International Virginia Woolf Society, is June 5.Virginia Woolf

This is the second annual undergraduate essay competition in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.

Essays can be on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf and should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length, including notes and works cited, with an original title of the entrant’s choosing.

Essays will be judged by the officers of the International Virginia Woolf Society: Kristin Czarnecki, president; Ann Martin, vice-president; Alice Keane, secretary-treasurer; and Drew Shannon, historian-bibliographer. The winner will receive $200 and have the essay published in the subsequent issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany. Please send essays in the latest version of Word.

To receive an entry form, please contact Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu.

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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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Here is the call for papers for the International Virginia Woolf Society’sMLA logo 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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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 pcaughi@luc.edu. (Please note the “e” is dropped in Caughie). Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2016.

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This video was shot at the Virginia Woolf Dinner Party sponsored by the International Virginia Woolf Society during the 2014 Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago, Ill.

At the dinner, which was held Jan. 11, 2014, at Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago, Woolf common readers and scholars were asked to share the experience that sparked their interest in the 20th-century modernist writer.

Many stories and much laughter ensued. Feel free to share your story as a comment below.

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The web team for the International Virginia Woolf Society announces the launch of the redesigned website.

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New features include:

  • Drop down boxes for menu items, making it easier to access information
  • A new Archives page that will preserve the history of Annual International Virginia Woolf Conferences, and IVWS sponsored sessions at the Modern Language Association, making an electronic complement to the paper Archives, held at the Pratt Library, Victoria University at the University of Toronto
  • How to Join page under About Us to access the easy, PayPal-based method of becoming a member or of keeping your membership up to date.

The site can be accessed at: http://www.utoronto.ca/IVWS/

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