[Msa-discuss] Week extension on Woolf conference deadline

Vandivere, Julie jvandive at bloomu.edu
Fri Jan 23 10:57:50 EST 2015

We have received a number of emails that have asked for an extension to our deadline for the 25th International Conference on Virginia Woolf.   The present deadline falls at the end of the first week of the semester for many of us. Therefore, we have moved the deadline to January 31st at midnight.  Please find the CFP below.

Julie Vandivere

Call for Papers
The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, sponsored by Bloomsburg University, will take place in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, June 4-7, 2015. The topic,Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries, seeks to contextualize Virginia Woolf’s writing alongside the work of her contemporaries. This unprecedented number of women writers — experimentalists, middlebrow authors, journalists, poets, and editors — was simultaneously contributing to, as well as complicating, modernist literature. In what ways did these burgeoning communities and enclaves of women writers intersect with (or coexist alongside) Virginia Woolf?

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and workshops from literary and interdisciplinary scholars, creative and performing artists, common readers, undergraduates, students, and teachers at all levels. Submissions should relate to Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries and may emphasize either the development of enclaves or specific female subcultures or individual writers who were contemporaneous with Virginia Woolf.

Possible themes include:

  *   The role of sexuality in the formation of communities of women writers
  *   Publication and women writers
  *   The Little Magazines and women writers
  *   Fashion and women writers
  *   The role of the new electronic mediums in the promotion of women writers
  *   The rise of women writers and the anti-war movement
  *   Suffragism and emerging women writers
  *   Psychoanalysis and the advent of women writers
  *   War and women writers

In addition to papers clearly focused on Virginia Woolf, we also welcome themes that involve any of the many women writers of the early twentieth-century including (but not limited to) Gertrude Stein, H.D., Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, Mina Loy, Vera Brittain, Marianne Moore, Jean Rhys, Djuna Barnes, Una Marson, Colette, Mary Butts, Amy Lowell, Rebecca West, Kay Boyle, Bryher, Elizabeth Bowen, and Enid Bagnold.

For individual papers, send a 250-word proposal. For panels of three or four people, please send a proposal title and a 250-word proposal for each paper. For roundtables and workshops, send a 250 to 500-word proposal and biographical description of each participant. Also, if you would like to chair a panel, please let us know.

High school students and undergraduates will have their own panels and seminars. Graduate students are welcome to submit proposals via the normal conference process.

Email proposal by attachment in word to Julie Vandivere at Woolf2015 at bloomu.edu<mailto:Woolf2015 at bloomu.edu>
Deadline for proposals is January 31, 2015.

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