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 14th Annual International Conference on

VIRGINIA WOOLF

23 – 26 June 2004

 

In  affiliation  with  the  International  Virginia  Woolf  Society  and  the  Virginia  Woolf  Society  of  Great  Britain

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This conference brings Virginia Woolf back to Bloomsbury in order to revisit Woolf’s links to the place and the group which helped to inspire her life of writing.  Woolf’s life and work will be explored in relation to her Bloomsbury contemporaries and experiences of London.

 

Themes for papers include Woolf and:  The Bloomsbury Group;  Bloomsbury Aesthetics; The Omega Workshop; Bloomsbury & other London-based Artist/Writer Groups; Modernism New Critical & Theoretical Approaches; Freud in Bloomsbury; Psychoanalytic Perspectives; The Hogarth Press; Women in Bloomsbury; Feminism & Feminist Theory; Gender Theory; Queer Theory; Sexuality & Sexual Relations; Race, Class & Elitism; Politics, Political Affiliations & Activism; Social Consciousness & Education; Representations of London; Ideas of Space & Place.

 

The conference schedule includes a range of keynote addresses, plenary panels, roundtable and parallel panel sessions.  In addition to the stimulus provided by speakers’ papers and panel discussions, there will be other events, including Woolf-inspired performances and tours to Bloomsbury Group residences.  Between sessions, delegates might also enjoy a nomadic wander through the squares in which the Bloomsberries lived, and loved.

 

WELCOME ADDRESS:
Cecil Woolf

 

FEATURED  SPEAKERS:
Gillian Beer, David Bradshaw, Gretchen Gerzina, Lyndall Gordon, Maggie Humm, Laura Marcus,
Andrew McNeillie, Suzanne Raitt,
Morag Shiach and Brenda Silver.

 

PERFORMANCES: 
* A talk and poetry reading by Andrew McNeillie.
* Bloomsbury in Performance, ORLANDO, an evening of Woolf-inspired performance, curated by theStephen Pelton Dance Theatre at the Bloomsbury Theatre on Thursday 24 June 2004.
* A Portrait of Virginia Woolf by the International Virginia Woolf Society Players presented at the ‘Bloomsbury Banquet’ on Friday 25 June 2004. 

 

EXHIBITIONS:
* Throughout each day of the conference there will be an Exhibition of first editions and other iterms in the University London Library, 4th Floor Senate House. This exhibition is curated by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.
* Suzanne Bellamy, an Independent Woolf Scholar and Artist, will display original artwork inspired by Virginia Woolf through the conference in the Beveridge Hall.

 

BLOOMSBURY  TOURS:
* A pre-conference excursion to Monks House, Rodmell on Tuesday 22 June 2004 led by Maire McQueeney, author of Virginia Woolf’s Rodmell.  
* Afternoon walking tours of the Bloomsbury area and Bloomsbury Group residences during the conference led by Jean Moorcroft Wilson and Robin Woolven.

 

 

This conference is organised by Gina Vitello (University of London) and Lisa Shahriari (University of Essex)

 

 

Venue  and  Enquiries:  
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, Senate House, 3rd Floor, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, UK;

Tel: (+44) (0)20 7862 8675;

Fax: (+44) (0)20 7862 8720;
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