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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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Virginia Woolf Miscellany Winter 2015The most recent issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Fall 2014/Winter 2015 is now online.

This special issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, edited by Kathryn Simpson and Melinda Harvey, focuses on Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield — a perfect complement to this year’s Woolf conference, the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries.

Contributors are Hilary Newman, Patricia Moran, Susan Reid, Emily Hinnov, Maria J. Lopez & Gerardo Rodríguez Salas, Rose Onans, Alda Correia and Sandra Inskeep-Fox.

According to Vara Neverow, managing editor, the issue also features “truly miscellaneous” contributions including a woodcut of Virginia Woolf by Loren Kantor and essays by Xiaoqin Cao, Steve Ui-chun Yang, Anne Byrne, Daniel Jordon Varon and Erin M. Kingsley.

Book reviewers are Jane Fisher, Wayne Chapman, Ryan Weberling, Bonnie Kime Scott, Steve Ferebee, Maggie Humm and Peter Stansky.

The issue also includes detailed calls for papers for future issues of the Miscellany and a discount form for ordering the Selected Papers from the 24th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Writing the World in 2014.

Print copies of the issue will be mailed to subscribers and current members of the International Virginia Woolf Society in the near future.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society has announced a new undergraduate essay competition in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.

For this inaugural competition, essays can be on any topic pertaining to the writings of Virginia Woolf. 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 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 as a PDF or in the latest version of Word.

All entries must be received by June 15, 2015. To receive an entry form, please contact Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu.

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The literature of the 1930s is commonly characterized as anti-modernist because of the prevalence of VWM Queering Woolfdocumentary realism, political purpose, and autobiographically-inflected fiction. Moreover, the canonical literature of the decade is almost entirely authored by privileged young men, a phenomenon explored by Virginia Woolf in “The Leaning Tower.”

Interestingly, however, the 1930s bears witness to Woolf’s most daring and most commercially successful novels, The Waves and  The Years respectively.

With this context in mind: how does the “modernist” and “feminist” Woolf align with the common understanding of the decade’s literary figures and their production? And, by extension, does and if
so, how  Woolf’s 1930s writing sheds new light on a decade of literature otherwise dominated by the Auden and Brideshead Generations?

This issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany, which will be published in Spring 2015, seeks contributions that explore Woolf’s relationship to the canonical literature of the 1930s, such as but not limited to:

Auden’s poetry, Isherwood’s Berlin fiction, Auden’s and Isherwood’s plays, Spender’s commentary, and Waugh’s comedic novels. Equally, this issue also seeks contributions examining resonances among Woolf’s 1930s writing and non-canonical literature of the decade, especially literature written by women.

In addition, this issue encourages responses to the following questions:

  • How does Woolf scholarship, if at all, engage with the critical study of 1930s literature?
  • How does Woolf?s modernism disrupt or complement the critical understanding of 1930s literature?
  • What can Woolf?s late fiction and essays reveal about the 1930s and its literature that the traditional scholarly narrative conceals or overlooks?

Send submissions of no more than 2500 words to: Erica Gene Delsandro ericadelsandro@gmail.com

Deadline for submission: Extended to Sept. 1, 2014

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Two new Virginia Woolf resources are newly available online, both from the International Virginia Woolf Society.

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One is the Virginia Woolf 2013 Bibliography, which is posted on the society’s website.

The other is the Spring 2014 Issue 85, of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, which the society publishes four times a year in both print and digital versions. Members get the hard copy in the mail.

The new issue, edited by Derek Ryan, includes articles by David Bradshaw, Jane Goldman, Leene Kore Schröder, Rachel Crossland, Amy Bromley, Rebecca Rauve-Davis, Brandon Truett, Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, and a poem by Sandra Inskeep-Fox as well as book reviews by Todd Avery and Gigi Thibodeau, Christine Sizemore, Kristin Czarnecki, Emily Kopley, Alice Kelly, Susan Wegener and Karina Jacubowicz. Pat Lawrence contributed a review of “The Armory Show at 100″ in the context of Bloomsbury.

Find links to back issues on the Miscellany site.

Happy reading!

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The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its fifteenth consecutive panel at theLouisville Conference artwork University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for Feb. 26-28, 2015.

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) (one submission per person, please, devoid of any information that might identify the submitter) by Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

Panel Selection Committee:

Jeanne Dubino
Mark Hussey
Jane Lilienfeld
Vara Neverow

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The International Virginia Woolf Society is launching a Virginia Woolf Essay Prize for undergraduates in honor of Angelica Garnett.

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The winning essay (2,500 words maximum, including all notes and Works Cited) would be published in the Virginia Woolf Miscellany and would earn a prize of $200.  Time frame and details of the prize to be announced.

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