The topic of the conference, "Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader," encompasses Woolf's interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers, the issues of "common" wealth, discussions of wealth and gender, colonialism and gender, imperialism, politics, and a host of other related topics.
The conference also invites explorations of Virginia Woolf's work from a range of different disciplinary practices: history, economics, politics, post-imperial/colonial studies, gender studies, psychology, cultural studies, legal studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, indigenous studies, publishing, and visual/art history. We especially welcome papers or performances that do the following:
Submissions are welcome from common readers, artists, writers, community activists, teachers, students, academics, and administrators.
For paper proposals, please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment. For panel proposals, please submit a 250-word abstract of each paper to be presented by each of the three panel participants along with the proposed panel title. We will be using a blind-submission process. Please do not include your name on your proposal. Instead, in your covering email, please include your name(s), institutional affiliation (if any), paper title(s), and contact information.
Direct proposals and inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2013.