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The International Virginia Woolf Society is once again running the Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Contest/Prize in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.

The contest is open to any undergraduate as well as anyone within one year of completing the undergraduate degree.

Essay parameters

Essays can be on any topic pertaining to Woolf’s writings. Essays 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 should be submitted with the application by June 30 and will be read and judged by the four IVWS officers: Ann Martin, Alice Keane, Drew Shannon, and President Kristen Czarnecki.

The winner will receive $200, and the winning essay will be published in the following issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society has issued two calls for papers to be delivered at the 2012 Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, Wash.

  • “Institutional Woolf” will address Virginia Woolf’s paradoxical relationship to academic institutions in her fiction, prose and posthumous status in the canon. Please send 250 word abstracts by March 1 to Amanda.golden@emory.edu. This International Virginia Woolf Society panel will appear in the MLA program.
  • “Women of the Woolf: Influence, Affinity, Obscurity” will explore Virginia Woolf’s literary, aesthetic or epistemological influence on early-twentieth-century women writers and artists (defined broadly) now far less known than she. Interdisciplinary and transatlantic/transnational engagements are encouraged. Please note that this panel is sponsored by the IVWS but will need to go through MLA program review to be accepted. Please send 500-word abstracts to Brenda Helt at helt0010@umn.edu by March 15.

In other news, the deadline for the Call for Papers for the 21st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf is Feb. 1. The conference theme is “Contradictory Woolf.” The conference will be held June 9-12, 2011. Twitter hashtag for conference: #woolf21

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