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Blogging Woolf’s photos from the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, held at Woolf College at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, are now available via Flickr. If you were there, see if you can spot yourself. If you weren’t, see who was.

You can access them via the top link in the right sidebar or take a look here.

Read about #Woolf2018 and #DallowayDay

You can also read more posts about the conference, along with those covering Woolf-related pre-conference travel and events in the UK:

 

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When I’m in England, many things I see have a connection to Virginia Woolf.

Yesterday, Lois Gilmore and I took a double decker bus tour of the city, passing the sights that meant so much to Woolf and her novels.

Of Woolf and words

Many of the sites we saw — from Westminster to the Cenotaph to the Tower Bridge to the River Thames — reminded us of Woolf and brought quotes from her writing to mind.

By afternoon, we made a long-anticipated visit to the Churchill War Rooms, where Churchill and his wartime staff planned and carried out the British response to Hitler and World War II.

From war to peace

Afterwards, I realized that visiting the war rooms was a fitting finale to my London trip before heading to the University of Kent in Canterbury tomorrow for the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf with its theme of “Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace.”

Ironic and perfect all at once.

At the Churchill War Rooms

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The program for Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: The 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, which will be held June 21-24 at Woolf College at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, is now online.

Registration is open until June 10. Download the program.

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Sure, we’re all rushing around getting ready for the holidays. But with 2017 drawing to a close, here’s a reminder that the call for papers for the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf is open until Feb. 1, 2018.

Topic for the conference, June 21-24 at the University of Kent, is “Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace.” Get the details. For more, contact vwoolf2018@gmail.com

The latest news is that keynote lectures will be given by Professor Rosi Braidotti of Utrecht University,  Professor Claire Davison of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3, and Dr. Jane Goldman of the University of Glasgow.

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Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England, invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. Download the call for papers.

From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs. Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings. They are also central to Woolf’s Bloomsbury circle, exemplified in John Maynard Keynes’ The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Clive Bell’s Peace at Once and Leonard Woolf’s Quack, Quack!

While seeking proposals that address the European contexts and cultures of modernism between wars, we also encourage exploration of how these writings can help us think through what it might mean to create peace in Europe today amid various political, humanitarian, economic and environmental crises.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Bloomsbury and pacifism
  • Literature of the First and Second World Wars
  • The Spanish Civil War
  • The Armistice and Paris Peace Conference
  • Three Guineas and its legacies
  • International/transnational/cosmopolitan Woolf
  • Bloomsbury and the European avant-garde
  • Feminism, queer studies and LGBT+ politics
  • Empire, race and ethnicity
  • Woolf and continental philosophy/theory
  • European translations of Woolf and Bloomsbury
  • Ecological/environmental/economic crises
  • Violence, trauma and fascism
  • Bloomsbury and classical antiquity
  • Woolf across visual art, film, dance and music
  • Travel writing and European journeys

Abstracts of a maximum of  200 words for single papers and 500 words for panels should be sent to vwoolf2018@gmail.com by 1 February 2018.

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