Voyages Out, Voyages Home

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Voyages Out, Voyages Home: Selected Papers from the Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Jane de Gay and Marion Dell (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010), x, 146 pp. ISBN 978-0-9842598-1-6

The Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf was hosted by the University of Wales Bangor and ran from June 13-16, 2001.

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About the Book

The Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf was the first to be held outside the United States. This voyage across the Atlantic was the stimulus for an exploration of themes of voyaging in Woolf's works, from her interests in travel and cross-cultural encounters to her imaginative voyages between texts and genres...and the subsequent voyages her texts have made into the work of others.

Published nine years after the conference, this selection of papers by international scholars fills a gap in the chronicles of the Woolf conference. For this reason, several papers feature an Afterword outlining developments in research since 2001, and the book also includes a "Bibliography of Publications Arising from the Conference," facilitating access to research presented at Bangor but published elsewhere. Another special feature of the volume is the tribute to one of the keynote speakers, Julia Briggs, who died in 2007, in which Beth Rigel Daugherty communicates the gratitude of the scholarly community for Julia's many contributions to Woolf studies. This welcome publication is a fitting record of our collective voyage as Woolf scholars.


Author Title
Jane de Gay and Marion Dell Introduction
  List of Abbreviations
Beth Rigel Daugherty In Gratitude: Julia Briggs's Contributions to Woolf Studies
Jeanne Dubino Engendering Voyages in Virginia Woolf's Fiction
Tara Surry Angel Above the Houses: Virginia Woolf's Aerial Voyages
Cheryl Mares "The Strangled Difficult Music of the Prelude": Woolf on Identity and Difference
Su Reid Walking Down Whitehall
Nancy Knowles The Voyage Home: Peter Walsh and the Trauma of Empire in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
Janet M. Manson Leonard Woolf as an Architect of the League of Nations
Beth Rigel Daugherty From the Beginning: Virginia Stephen's Reading and Virginia Woolf's Essays
Nick Smart "Never See Rachel Again": Virginia Woolf and the End of Domestic Fiction
Diane F. Gillespie Into the Underworld: Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press, and the Detective Novel
Leslie Kathleen Hankins Reel Publishing: Virginia Woolf & the Hogarth Press's Film Publications
Loretta Stec Virginia Woolf and Time and Tide: Forays into Feminist Journalism
Diana L. Swanson Woolf and the Unsayable: The Roar on the Other Side of Silence
Urszula Terentowicz-Fotyga The Politics of the Borderline: The Private, the Public, and Between
Joyce Kelley Rachel Vinrace's and Anna Morgan's Parallel Voyages: Exploring the Relationshps Between Illness and Modernism
Kathryn Harvey Tradition and Individual Talents: Rebecca West's and Virginia Woolf's Reviews and Essays
Christine W. Sizemore Voyaging through "Contested Cultural Territories" in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Anita Desai's Clear Light of Day
Andrea Adolph Consumption Asunder: Woolf, Dunmore, and the Mind/Body Split
  Notes on Contributors
  Bibliography of Publications Arising from the Conference
  Conference Program