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Thirty of Virginia Woolf’s closest friends will dine together at the International Virginia Woolf Society mla2014-logodinner party at MLA in Chicago, the evening of Saturday, Jan. 11, at 6:15 p.m. at Shaw’s Crab House, 21 E. Hubbard St.

The meal will follow the Virginia Woolf and London’s Colonial Writers panel, which ends around 4:45 or
5 p.m.  The dinner at Shaw’s is set for 6:15 p.m., and diners will have a room of their own, the Oyster Hall of Fame room.

Menu: Choice of five entrees: grilled salmon, Maryland crab cakes, chicken, vegetarian cous cous, and others.  The meal will include soup, salad, entrée and dessert—as well as wines.

The cost per individual is $55. The IVWS will contribute wine, the gratuity, and subsidize $20 of the individual price for graduate students. If you mentor graduate students, consider inviting them to the dinner and bringing them along.

Please email ivwsociety@gmail.com with the subject heading “MLA DINNER” right away, as the first 30 to make reservations will be the lucky ones at the party. First come, first served!

Meanwhile the wineglasses had flushed yellow and flushed crimson; had been emptied; had been filled – Virginia Woolf

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Topics at Woolf panels at the 2011 Modern Language Association Convention in Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 6-9, range from dress to dirt.

They include:

  • Sartorial Bloomsbury
    Chair: Jane Garrity, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Presenters: Catherine Mintler, University of Oklahoma: “Bloomsbury’s Underwear: The Petticoat and Other Sartorial Fetishes;” Celia Marshik, SUNY Stony Brook, “Ottoline Morrell, Bloomsbury, and Avant-Garde Dress;” Garrity, “Vanessa Bell’s Sartorial Primitivism”
  • Bloomsbury and Africa
    Danell Jones, Montana State University, Bozeman
    Presenters: Jeanne Dubino, Appalachian State University, “An Anti-Imperialist League of Their Own: The Hogarth Press, Kenya, Norman Leys, and Parmenas Githendu Mockerie;” Martyn Downer, independent scholar, “Bunga Bunga: The Language of the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax;” Laura Winkiel, University of Colorado, Boulder, “From Cosmopolitanism to Anti-Imperialism: William Plomer, the Hogarth Press, and Colonial Critique”
  • Dirt, Desire Recollection: James Joyce and Virginia Woolf
    Bonnie Kime Scott, San Diego State University
    Presenters: Bonita Rhoads, Charles University, Prague, “Woolf’s Gothic Modernism: Spirited Feminism in To the Lighthouse;” Katherine Merz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Shitting on Empire: Metropolitan Abjection and Colonial Returns;” Abby Bender, New York University, “The Crumbs of Ulysses;” Richard Brown, University of Leeds, “Joyce, Woolf, and the Philosophy of Dirt.”

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