Here is a call for papers for a special topics issue (#92, Fall 2017) of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany on Woolf and Indigenous Literatures:
Virginia Woolf and Indigenous Literatures
This issue of VWM seeks essays that consider Woolf’s oeuvre in dialogue with works by Native American, First Nations, Australian, and New Zealander authors, among others.
- What kind of dialogic emerges when placing Woolf’s writings alongside those of indigenous writers?
- How might indigenous literatures enhance interpretations of Woolf’s modernist, feminist, and pacifist poetics?
- How might such comparisons affect or inform understandings of subjectivity in women’s lives and literature, and the interconnections between narrative innovation and socio-political activism?
- Does Woolf’s ecological vision align with those of indigenous writers responding to threats of global destruction and mass extinctions?
- Could such comparative and intersectional work chip away at the boundaries still often imposed upon literary studies—the “West” versus the “Rest”?
- Other approaches are welcome.
How to Submit: Please send submissions of no more than 2,500 words, including notes and works cited, in the latest version of Word to: Kristin Czarnecki, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017.