Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism

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Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism; Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2008), xiv, 196 pp. ISBN 978-0-9796066-4-9

The Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf was hosted by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and ran from June 7-10, 2007.

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The Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf focused on the themes of art, education, and internationalism. This volume presents the plenary addresses of Jane de Gay and Patricia Laurence, along with works by Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Diane F. Gillespie, Elisa Kay Sparks, and Diana L. Swanson. Other Woolf scholars, including some voices new to the community, address topics as diverse as Woolf's response to war, Woolf and desire, Woolf's literary representation of Scotland, Woolf's connection to writers beyond the Anglophone tradition, and Woolf's reception in China, to note just a few. The three themes of the conference—art, education, and internationalism—elicited thought provoking presentations, and the cluster of papers in this volume represents the richness of that new scholarship on Virginia Woolf.


Author Title
Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff Introduction
  List of Abbreviations
Diana L. Swanson Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism: Leonard Woolf, M. W. Swanson, and the Role of Civil Bureaucracy
Patricia Laurence Hours in a Chinese Library: Re-Reading Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury, and Modernism
Tracy Savoie Caged Tiger: Louis as Colonial Subject in Virginia Woolf's The Waves
Natasha Allen The Critical Silence of the Other: Critique of Fascism in Virginia Woolf's The Waves
Judith Allen Conversation as Instigation: Virginia Woolf's "Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid"
Erika Yoshida "The Leaning Tower": Woolf's Pedagogical Goal of the Lecture to the W.E.A. Under the Threat of the War
Kimberly Engdahl Coates Regarding Violence: Virginia Woolf's Three Guineas and Contemporary Feminist Responses to War
Ben O'Dell The Function of Filth: Waste Imagery and Cultural Identity in Between the Acts
Sara Gerend Ghosts of Empire in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse and Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September
Richard Zumkhawala-Cook Tae the Lichthoose: Woolf's Scotland and the Problem of the Local
Charles Andrews Under the Volute: Jacob's Room, Pacifism, and the Church of England
Diane F. Gillespie Virginia Woolf's "Ghosts": Books, Martyrs, and Metaphors
Xiaoqin Cao The Reception of Virginia Woolf in China
Andrea Reyes On Patriotism and Angels: Virginia Woolf and Rosario Castellanos
Julie L. Smith-Hubbard Falling into the Stream: From Virginia Woolf's The Waves to Clarice Lispector's Living Waters
Mónica G. Ayuso Virginia Woolf and Maria Luisa Bombal
Marilyn Schwinn Smith A Woolfian Reversal: The Dalloway Mystique in Monica Ali's Brick Lane
Lisa L. Coleman Roots, Woolf, and an Ethics of Desire
Erica Delsandro Flights of Imagination: Aerial Views, Narrative Perspectives, and Global Perceptions
Elisa Kay Sparks Bloomsbury in Bloom: Virginia Woolf and the History of British Gardens
Suzanne Bellamy Textual Archaeology and the Death of the Writer
Jane de Gay Virginia Woolf, Metamorphoses, and Flights from Nation
  Notes on Contributors
  Conference Program