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vw_vancouver_120x180Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Third Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolfedited by Helen Wussow and Mary Ann Gillies, is now available both in print and online from Clemson University Digital Press. The price is $24.95.

You can order a copy online or download the book as a PDF.

According to the website, the volume presents 28 essays and four poetic invocations delivered at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (June 6-9, 2013). The theme of the conference, the concept of “common(wealth),” addresses geographical, political, and imaginary spaces in which different readers and readings vie for primacy of place.

The essays in this collection, including keynote addresses by Rosemary Ashton, Paul Delany, Christine Froula, Mary Ann Gillies, Sonita Sarker, and Jane Stafford, reflect upon “common(wealth)” as a constructed entity, one that necessarily embodies tensions between the communal and individual, traditional culture and emergent forms, indigenous people and colonial powers, and literary insiders and outsiders.

In the interest of full disclosure, my essay, “Woolf Blogging, Blogging Woolf: Using the Web to Create a Common Wealth of Global Scholars-Readers,” is the last one in the volume. Along with essays by Karen Levenback, Diane Gillespie and Leslie Hankins, it’s included in the section “Woolf Beyond the Book.”

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Now online via Flickr: A small collection of photos from the  23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Woolf and the Common (Wealth) Reader in Vancouver.

Have any you’d like to share? Send them along to Blogging Woolf.

View the photos here or by clicking on the link in the right sidebar under the heading Woolf Snaps. Read more about the conference.

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conference tweetsIf you are a Virginia Woolf fan and can’t attend the 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia WoolfWoolf and the Common(wealth) Reader in Vancouver, follow the conference via live tweets from woolfwriter.

If you are at the conference and have a Twitter account, add the hashtag #vwconf23 to your posts.

Read the collection of #vwconf23 tweets.

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The 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader begins this week. Will you be there? Whether you are going to the conference or not, consider joining the Woolfian conversation by adding a comment below.

This year’s conference, from June 6-9 at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites in Vancouver, is sponsored by Simon Fraser University and organized by Helen Wussow.

The conference topic encompasses Woolf’s interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers, the issues of “common” wealth, and discussions of wealth and gender, colonialism and gender, imperialism, politics, and a host of other related topics such as reading Woolf as a member of the Commonwealth.

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The due date for proposal submissions to the 23rd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf is Feb. 1, and you can find23rd conference flier the call for submissions, along with much more, on the conference website.

On the conference website are submission guidelines, hotel information, information about traveling to Vancouver, and a description of a post-conference tour.

“Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader” is the theme of the event, which will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 6-9, 2013. It is sponsored by Simon Fraser University.

Helen Wussow, conference organizer, announced that the following individuals have agreed to provide plenary addresses:

  • Dr. Rosemary Ashton, Quain Emeritus Profesor and Honorary Fellow, University College, London
  • Dr. Paul Delany, Professor Emeritus, English, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Christine Froula, Professor, English, Comparative Literature Studies, and Gender Studies, Northwestern University
  • Dr. Mary Ann Gillies, Professor, English, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Sonita Sarker, Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English, Macalester College
  • Dr. Jane Stafford, Associate Professor, School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington

She also said that on Friday, June 7, conference registrants will have the opportunity to visit the Bill Reid Gallery in downtown Vancouver and have hors d’oeuvres based on Pacific Northwest aboriginal cuisine.  Mike Robinson, the Gallery’s executive director, will provide an introductory lecture to Pacific Northwest aboriginal art and the work of Bill Reid, a master artist of Haida heritage.

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