Archive for November 26th, 2007

Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, £114,000. James Joyce’s Ulysses, £150,000. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando — priceless.

At least it would be priceless to readers of this blog.

But according to Simon Roberts, a book expert at Bonhams in central London, a Penguin paperback first edition of Woolf’s classic is only worth a tenner.

Whether pounds or dollars, that doesn’t seem like much to pay for a first edition of our idol’s 1928 psuedo-biography.

Read more about how such book values are calculated in “How to make a killing from first editions” in The Telegraph.


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MLA logoBonnie Kime Scott, president of the International Virginia Woolf Society, announces that members of the society are invited to submit a panel topic for the next MLA Convention in 2008, which will be held in San Francisco. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Dec. 13.

Kime Scott notes that this is a call for whole panels, not individual paper proposals. She asks that you submit only one topic please.

Members should submit the following: 

1. A 35-word description of your panel (word count must include the title).
2. The name(s) and contact information of the proposed organizer(s), i.e. e-mail, snail mail, preferred telephone number, institutional affiliation, if any.
3. Deadline by which the organizer(s) wish to receive submissions (usually March 15).
4. The format for submissions (500-word abstract, full-length paper, etc.). All of the above should be submitted to Bonnie Kime Scott electronically or by mail. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please type “Woolf  Society Panels MLA” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Panel proposal submission deadline is Dec. 13, 2007. Voting on the resulting proposals will be completed by Dec. 30, to meet MLA deadlines.

If you would like to propose your own special session, visit the MLA Web site for instructions.

Contact: bkscott@mail.sdsu or Bonnie Kime Scott, President IVWS, Dept. of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-6030

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