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Here’s Blogging Woolf contributor Alice Lowe’s essay on the work world for women in the not too distant past. She’s the author of two monographs published by Cecil Woolf Publishers:

Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe

  • Virginia Woolf as Memoirist: “I am made and remade continually” – Bloomsbury Heritage Monograph #72, Cecil Woolf Publishers
  • Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction – Bloomsbury Heritage Monograph #58, Cecil Woolf Publishers, 2010

[This essay was originally published in Crab Creek Review, Vol. 2016, #1] But can she type? Back in the early 1970s, when my latent feminist consciousness was starting to awaken, I bought a poster, a 16 by 24-inc…

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Electronic post card graphic from the Willows Tea Rooms website

What started as a discussion around a tea table in Glasgow has now become an official list sent to the VWoolf Listserv by Vara Neverow.

A group of attendees from the 21st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, held June 9-12 at the University of Glasgow, were at the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, taking tea and mining their memory banks to come up with the complete list of 21 conferences, their organizers, and their sites. Missing just one, they queried the list, and Vara sent round the full 21.

Here is the official list of the Annual International Conferences on Virginia Woolf that have been held from 1991 through this year. Conference planners are included in parenthesis.

Anne Fernald posted the same list on Fernham and indicated the 14 conferences she attended in bold face. I am doing the same here, but as a relative newcomer, I have far fewer — just three.

You can add your count as a comment at the end of this post.

And if, like me, you didn’t make it to Glasgow, you can pick up a souvenir at the Willow Tea Rooms online shop.

  1. Pace University–New York City, N. Y. (Mark Hussey) 1991
  2. Southern Connecticut State University–New Haven (Vara Neverow) 1992
  3. Lincoln University–Jefferson City (Jane Lilienfeld) 1993
  4. Bard College–Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (Paul Connolly) 1994
  5. Otterbein College–Westerville, Ohio (Beth Daugherty) 1995
  6. Clemson University–Clemson, S. Carolina (Wayne Chapman and Elisa Sparks) 1996
  7. Plymouth College–Plymouth, New Hampshire (Jeanne Dubino) 1997
  8. St. Louis University—St. Louis, Mo. (Georgia Johnston) 1998
  9. University of Delaware—Newark, Delaware (Bonnie Kime Scott and Ann Ardis) 1999
  10. University of Maryland-Baltimore—Baltimore, Md. (Jessica Berman) 2000
  11. Bangor University—Bangor, Wales (Michael Whitworth) 2001
  12. Sonoma State University–Rohnert Park, Calif. (J.J. Wilson and Eileen Barrett) 2002
  13. Smith College—Northampton, Mass. (Karen Kukil et alia) 2003
  14. University of London—London, UK (Gina Potts and Lisa Shahriari) 2004
  15. Lewis and Clark College—Portland, OR (Rishona Zimring) 2005
  16. University of Birmingham—Birmingham, UK (Kathryn Simpson, Steve Ellis et alia) 2006
  17. Miami University of Ohio—Miami, Ohio (Madelyn Detloff and Diana Royer) 2007
  18. University of Denver—Denver, Col. (Eleanor McNees) 2008
  19. Fordham University, Manhattan—New York City, N.Y. (Anne Fernald) 2009
  20. Georgetown College—Georgetown, Ky. (Kristin Czarnecki) 2010
  21. University of Glasgow–Glasgow, Scotland (Jane Goldman) 2011

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Georgetown College

Georgetown College

After this year’s conference focused on Woolf and the City, it seems only fitting that the 20th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf should focus on “Virginia Woolf and the Natural World.”

It will be held June 3 to 6, 2010, at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, which, organizers say, is “located on 104 acres of beautiful Kentucky bluegrass.” Georgetown is located 10 miles north of Lexington off I-75.

All proposals for papers, panels, workshops or readings will be considered, but organizers are especially interested in those relating to the conference theme. Topics might include:

  • flowers
  • rythms of nature
  • Cornwal or St. Ives
  • country homes and estates
  • sailing
  • nature as restorative
  • nature as punitive
  • Woolf and ecology
  • Woolf and the environment
  • gardens and gardeners
  • seascapes
  • farmers and farming
  • hunting
  • parks and zoos
  • landscapes
  • vacations
  • hiking
  • prehistory
  • city versus nature
  • animals — animality, animal imagery, domestic animals, animal pet names
  • teaching Woolf and nature

A more complete call for papers will be available soon.

For more information, contact conference organizer Kristin Czarnecki at kristin_czarnecki@georgetowncollege.edu.

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Guest editors Jane de Gay and Marion Dell invite submissions to the Selected Papers from “Voyages Out, Voyages Home”: The Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, which was held in Bangor, North Wales, June 13-16, 2001.

The volume will be published by Clemson University Digital Press.

“Although some time has now passed since the conference, the International Virginia Woolf Society is keen to see this volume in print (and online), in order to have a complete set of selected papers from the annual conferences. All speakers at the Bangor conference are therefore invited to submit their paper for consideration,” the editors wrote in a message to the VW Listserv.

“Papers should be no more than 4,000 words in length, and presented in MLA format. In order to preserve the flavour of the conference as far as possible, we ask contributors to submit the version they presented in 2001, preserving the tone of the talk as it was given. Necessary corrections and judicious updating are welcome, but we do not encourage submission of a fully-developed article that has been published elsewhere.

“However, contributors are welcome to include (within the 4,000 words) an optional Afterword of 2-300 words, looking back on the paper in the light of subsequent developments, or indicating how the paper fed into their more recent research,” the editors wrote.

“As an additional feature of this volume, we plan to compile a bibliography of publications arising out of papers given at the conference. We therefore encourage all contributors to let us have full publication details of any such articles, even if they do not wish to submit a paper for this volume,” the editors added.

Paper Submissions

Send papers by e-mail to: Jane de Gay at j.degay@leedstrinity.ac.uk


January 1, 2008

Guest Editors

Dr. Jane de Gay

Senior Lecturer in English

Leeds Trinity and All Saints, UK

Marion Dell MA

Associate Lecturer in Literature

The Open University, UK

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