Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf

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Interdisciplinary / Multidisciplinary Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Ann Martin and Kathryn Holland (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2013), xvi, 298 pp. ISBN 978-0-9890826-2-4

The Twenty-Second Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf was hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, and ran from June 7-10, 2012.

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Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf comprises thirty-five essays selected from papers delivered at the 22nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan. Contributors link inter- and multidisciplinary scholarship to the intellectual and creative projects of Woolf and her modernist peers. Essays that identify and extend points of contact between literary studies and varied disciplines are arranged in four thematic sections: "History, Materiality, Multiplicity"; "Patterns, Practices, Principles"; "Art, Influence, Embodiment"; and "Publishing, Politics, Publics." This collection contains writing by established and emergent scholars, including Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy (editors of Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles, from the Beginnings to the Present); Leslie Kathleen Hankins; Maggie Humm; and Brenda Silver.


History, Materiality, Multiplicity

Author Title
Maggie Humm Multidisciplinary Woolf/Multiple Woolfs?
Melba Cuddy-Keane Woolf, History, Us
Alice Keane "Full of Experiments and Reforms": Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, and the Impossibility of Economic Modeling
Vara Neverow Desiring Statues and Ambiguous Sexualities in Jacob's Room
Jane de Gay Challenging the Family Script: Woolf, the Stephen Family, and Victorian Evangelical Theology
Eleanor McNees History as Scaffolding: Woolf's Use of The Times in The Years
Marlene A. Briggs Vincent van Gogh, Virginia Woolf, and Old Shoes: A Cross-Cultural Iconography of Historical Trauma from the Great War to the Iraq War
J. Ashley Foster Stopped at the Border: Virginia Woolf and the Criminalization of Dissent in Democratic Societies
Conor Tomas Reed "Q. And babies? A. And babies": On Pacifism, Visual Trauma, and the Body Heap
Lolly J. Ockerstrom Photography, History, and Memoir of the Spanish Civil War: Interdisciplinary Views

Patterns, Practices, Principles

Author(s) Title
Brenda R. Silver "Waving to Virginia"
Jane Goldman Woolf, Defoe, Derrida: Interdisciplinary dogs—or the canine aesthetics and (gender) politics of creativity
Madelyn Detloff "The law is on the side of the normal": Virgina Woolf as Crip Theorist
Marie Lovrod and Karen Wood A Healing Centre of One's Own: Woolf's Legacy and Public Responses to Child Abuse
Elisa Kay Sparks Sunflower Suture: Disseminating the Garden in The Years
Sarah Dunlap "One Must Be Scientific": Natural History and Ecology in Mrs. Dalloway
Catherine W. Hollis Clarissa's Glacial Skepticism: John Tyndall and "Deep Time" in Mrs. Dalloway
Michael J. Horacki Apollonian Illusion and Dionysian Truth in Mrs. Dalloway

Art, Influence, Embodiment

Author Title
Leslie Kathleen Hankins "Time has whizzed back an inch or two on its reel": Relating Virginia Woolf and Emily Carr through Vintage Postcards, Lily Broscoe, Mrs. McNab, and the Cinematic Time of To the Lighthouse
Kathleen Wall Speaking Citizen to Citizen in a Time of War: Miss La Trobe's Use of Parabasis in Her Historical Pageant
Charlie Peters Work as Salvation: Eureka's Angel in the House, A Director's Experience
Sarah Blake Drawing as Thinking: A Visual Response to To The Lighthouse
Kimberly Engdahl Coates Performing Feminism, Transmitting Affect: Isadora Duncan, Virginia Woolf, and the Politics of Movement
Maria Aparecide de Oliviera Virginia Woolf and Clarice Lispector: Thinking Back Through Brazilian Mothers
Christopher Brown Mystical Gibberish or Renegade Discourse?: Poetic Language According to Orlando
Kyle Robertson Selves and Others as Narrative Participants in Woolf's Novels

Publishing, Politics, Publics

Author(s) Title
Susan Brown, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy "The most unaccountable of machinery": The Orlando Project produces a textbase of one's own
Steven D. Putzel The Hotel at the End of the Universe
Jeanne Dubino Globalization, Inter Connectivity, and Anti-Imperialism: Leonard Woolf, the Hogarth Press, and Kenya
Adam Barrows Chinese Eyes and Muddled Armenians: The Hogarth Press and British Racial Discourse
Claire Battershill "No One Wants Biography": The Hogarth Press Classifies Orlando
Diane F. Gillespie There Goes the Bride: Virginia Woolf, Julia Strachey, and the Hogarth Press
Elizabeth Willson Gordon Redefining Woolf for the 1990s: Producing and Promoting the "Definitive Collective Edition"
Aurelea Mahood The Believers: Writers Publishing for Readers, Or Preliminary Musings on the Hogarth Press and McSweeney's
Wayne Chapman The Woolfs in Print and Online: A University Press in Transition