The International Virginia Woolf Society



Over sixty years after her death, the writings of Virginia Woolf are a source of continuing power and ever-increasing influence. Recognized in her own time and country as one of the most significant of the Modernists, Woolf has achieved a stature, in the twenty-first century, of international prominence.  Admired first in the era of New Criticism as a supreme formalist writer, Woolf has since been recognized as one of the most important and influential feminist writers of the twentieth century and as a writer whose works are dynamically engaged with the political, philosophical, historical and materialist issues of her time.

Woolf scholarship has expanded to include a great variety of interests: historical and cultural studies; feminist and gender studies; postcolonial studies; language and genre studies; and studies with a multitude of other foci such as influence and intertextuality, global reception, constructions of modernism and postmodernism, to name but a few. In recent years, one of the most productive fields of inquiry has involved scholarly work on original manuscripts and variant editions. Despite the ever-growing catalogue of writers in the large corpus of English literature, the writings of Virginia Woolf give every evidence of providing a continuing meeting place for scholars and readers around the world.

The International Virginia Woolf Society is devoted to encouraging and facilitating the scholarly study of, critical attention to, and general interest in, the work and career of Virginia Woolf, and to facilitate ways in which all people interested in her writings--scholars, critics, teachers, students, and common readers--may learn from one another, meet together, contact each other, and help one another.  Find out more about our organization, activities, and Virginia Woolf herself by following the links below.

 

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