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Virginia Woolf reading at home

If you are an undergraduate with an interest in Virginia Woolf’s work, consider entering the International Virginia Woolf Society’s annual undergraduate essay competition. Winner of the 2022 Angelica Garnett Undergraduate Essay Prize will receive a cash prize and their essay will be published in the society’s newsletter.

The essay competition is held annually in honor of Virginia Woolf and in memory of Angelica Garnett, writer, artist, and daughter of Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell.

Essay requirements

  • Undergraduate essays can be on any topic pertaining to the Woolf’s writing.
  • Essays should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words, including notes and works cited, with an original title of the entrant’s choosing.

Essays will be judged by the society’s officers: Benjamin Hagen, president; Amanda Golden, vice-president; Susan Wegener, secretary-treasurer); and Catherine Hollis, historian-bibliographer.

Past prize winning essays can be read online.

The winnings

The winner will receive $200 and have the essay published in a future issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany.

To submit an essay, fill out the entry form and send your essay to Benjamin D. Hagen at Benjamin.Hagen@usd.edu.

All entries must be received by June 30, 2022.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society has elected new officers for the 2021-23 term. They are:

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President: Benjamin Hagen, assistant professor of English at the University of South Dakota and the organizer for the  30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf: Profession and Performance, which was postponed until June 10-13, 2021.
Vice President: Amanda Golden, associate professor of English and director of the Writing Program and Coordinator of the Writing Center at New York Institute of Technology.
Historian-Bibliographer: Catherine Hollis, who teaches English at UC Berkeley.
Secretary-Treasurer: Susan Wegener, graduate student in English at Purdue University.

The current officers will serve through the end of the year. The new slate of officers will begin their term on Jan. 1, 2021.

Join the Society

Membership in the IVWS is open to all. Get information on joining.

Members of the Society receive a free subscription to the Virginia Woolf Miscellany, the Woolf Society Newsletter, an annual Bibliography of Woolf Scholarship, and an annual updated list of members.

Members with e-mail addresses are also included in a distribution list that provides early notification of special events, electronic balloting, and electronic versions of the newsletters. In addition, members receive early notification of the Annual Woolf Conferences, and information about other events and publications of interest to readers of Woolf.

Benjamin Hagen, newly elected president of the IVWS, is second from left. Susan Wegener, newly elected secretary-treasurer of the Society, is second from right. Both are pictured at the 29th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf’s Saturday evening banquet, along with other conference attendees, including Madelyn Detloff at far right.

 

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The deadline is extended to Sept. 30 for the call for papers for an upcoming issue of the Virginia Woolf Miscellany focused on “Collecting Woolf.” Get the details.

In addition to more formal academic essays, the issue will collaborate with Blogging Woolf to feature a special section called “Our Bookshelves, Ourselves.”

Our book collections tell stories about our reading lives and also about our lives in the larger community of Woolf?s readers and scholars. In fact, a history of our bookshelves might begin to tell a history of the International Virginia Woolf Society itself.

If you are a “common book collector,” and your books tell a story about your immersion in Woolf or Hogarth Press studies, tell us about it. If you have interesting strategies or stories about acquiring collectible editions of Woolf and Hogarth Press books on a budget, let us know!

Send submissions of 2,000 words for longer essays and 500 words for “Our Bookshelves” by Sept. 30, 2018, to Catherine Hollis via hollisc@berkeley.edu

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IVWS dinner at MLA 2015

vancouverlogoIt is a tradition that the International Virginia Woolf Society holds a special Woolf dinner at the annual MLA Convention, which will be held in Vancouver Jan. 8-11.

This year’s dinner is planned, but space is limited. Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, Jan. 10
Time: 7:30 p.m
Location: Water Street Cafe

Cost: $40 for members & $25 for graduate students, and the society encourages professors to sponsor their graduate students, if they wish to purchase tickets for them. The first lucky 40 who sign up win places at the table. You lucky winners will be expected to bring $40 or $25 in cash in an envelope with your name on it, to make the evening as efficient as possible. No charge cards.

How to sign up: The first 40 people who send an email to this address:
ivwsociety@gmail.com will win seats at the table. Last year’s dinner was limited to just 30.

Menu: Crunchy Baby Greens Salad, Sunshine Coast Seafood and Corn Chowder, and choice of one entree from the following: Grilled Wild B.C. Salmon, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast, Veal Scaloppini or Spinach and Ricotta Cheese Ravioli; and Tiramus for dessert. Wine included.

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The International Virginia Woolf Society will have one guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association convention in 2016.

The IVWS can submit one additional panel, which is usually accepted but not guaranteed. In addition, the group will collaborate with another allied organization still to be identified and submit a third panel.

IVWS members are invited to submit a panel topic for MLA 2016, which will be held in Austin, Texas.

Note that this is a call for panels, not individual paper proposals. Please submit one topic only. To do so, include the following in your submission:

  • A 35-word description (word count includes title), no longer!
  • The name(s) and contact information of the proposed organizer(s).

Submit your panel proposal to IVWS President-Elect Kristin Czarnecki at IVWSociety@gmail.com (note only one “S” in the address), subject line: Woolf MLA Austin 2016.

Deadline for submission: Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.

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