Virginia Woolf: Writing the World

Edited by Pamela L. Caughie and Diana L. Swanson

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ISBN: 9780990895800

Publication: June 12, 2015

Series: Clemson University Press: Woolf Selected Papers

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Woolf Writing the World addresses such themes as the creation of worlds through literary writing, Woolf’s reception as a world writer, world wars and the centenary of the First World War, and natural worlds in Woolf’s writings. The selected papers represent the major themes of the conference as well as a diverse range of contributors from around the world and from different positions in and outside the university. The contents include familiar voices from past conferences--e.g., Judith Allen, Eleanor McNees, Elisa Kay Sparks--and well-known scholars who have contributed less frequently, if at all, to past Selected Papers--e.g., Susan Stanford Friedman, Steven Putzel, Michael Tratner--as well as new voices of younger scholars, students, and independent scholars. The volume is divided into four themed sections. The first and longest section, War and Peace, is framed by Mark Hussey’s keynote roundtable, “War and Violence,” and Maud Ellmann’s keynote address, “Death in the Air: Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner in World War II.” The second section, World Writer(s), includes papers that read the Woolfs in a global context. The papers in Animal and Natural Worlds bring recent developments in ecocriticism and post-humanist studies to analysis of Woolf’s writing of human and nonhuman worlds. Finally, Writing and Worldmaking addresses various aspects of genre, style, and composition. Madelyn Detloff’s closing essay, “The Precarity of ‘Civilization’ in Woolf’s Creative Worldmaking,” brings us back to international and cultural conflicts in our own day, reminding us, as Detloff says, why Woolf still matters today.

Diana L. Swanson is Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English at Northern Illinois University.

Pamela L. Caughie is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago.

To be confirmed: Introduction to Woolf Writing the World Pamela L. Caughie (Loyola University Chicago) and Diana L. Swanson (Northern Illinois University) Keynote Addresses Roundtable: War and Violence Mark Hussey (Pace University), Sara Cole (Columbia University), J. Ashley Foster (Graduate Center of the City University of New York), Christine Froula (Northwestern University), and Jean Mills (John Jay College) War, Wireless, Weather: Woolf and Warner Maud Ellmann (University of Chicago) The Voyage In, Out, and Beyond: Virginia Woolf after Postcolonialism Tuzyline Allan (Baruch College, City University of New York) War and Peace Intersections: Surveillance, Propaganda, and Just War Judith Allen (University of Pennsylvania) Modernism and Memorials: Virginia Woolf and Christopher Isherwood Erica Gene Delsandro (Bucknell University) Taking Up Her Pen for World Peace: Virginia Woolf, Feminist Pacifist. Or Not? Paula Maggio (Kent State University) The Sex War and the Great War: Woolf’s Late Victorian Inheritance in Three Guineas Christine Michelle Haskill (Western Michigan University) Sky Haunting: The British Motor-car Industry and the World Wars Ann Martin (University of Sasketchewan) The 1914 “Expurgated Chunk”: The Great War in and out of The Years Eleanor McNees (University of Denver) "Beauty, simplicity, and peace": Faithful Pacifism, Activist Writing, and The Years Charles Andrews (Whitworth University) “they crashed; solved; united”: Virginia Woolf, Katharine Burdekin, and Britain’s Cosmopolitan Musical Culture David Deutsch (University of Alabama) World Writer(s) Teaching Privileges: Three Guineas and the Cost of Global Citizenship David Fine (Lehigh University) From Guineas to Riyals: Teaching Woolf in the Middle East Erin Amann Holliday-Karre (Qatar University) Fashionable Misconceptions: The Creation of the East in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando Matthew Beeber (University of Colorado—Boulder) From London to Taipei: Writing the Past in "Youyuan jingmeng" and Mrs. Dalloway Shao-Hua Wang (University of Oxford) An Estranged Intimacy with the World: The Post-Colonial Woolf’s Ethical Refrain of Planetary Love in The Voyage Out Alan Chih-chien Hsieh (National Taiwan University) Before and After A Room of One’s Own: Shakespeare’s Sister in India Susan Stanford Friedman (University of Wisconsin—Madison) Leonard Woolf: Writing the World of Palestine, Zionism, and the State of Israel Steven Putzel (Penn State University–Wilkes-Barre) Animal and Natural Worlds “And the donkey brays”: Donkeys at Work in Virginia Woolf Elizabeth Hanson (Independent Scholar) Companion Creatures: “Dogmanity” in Three Guineas Vicki Tromanhauser (State University of New York—New Paltz) Virginia Woolf’s Object-Oriented Ecology Elsa Högberg (Uppsala University) The Bodies In/Are The Waves Michael Tratner (Bryn Mawr College) Stretching our "Antennae": Converging Worlds of the Seen and the Unseen in "Kew Gardens" Joyce E. Kelley (Auburn University at Montgomery) “The Problem of Space”: Embodied Language and the Body in Nature in To the Lighthouse Kim Sigouin (Carleton University) "Whose Woods These Are": Virginia Woolf and the Primeval Forests of the Mind Elisa Kay Sparks (Clemson University) Writing and Worldmaking Virginia Woolf’s 1897 Journal as Threshold Text Gill Lowe (University Campus Suffolk) Negative Feminism and Anti-Development in The Voyage Out Anne Cunningham (State University of New York—Stony Brook) Upheavals of Intimacy in To the Lighthouse Maayan P. Dauber (Princeton University) The Reconciliations of Poetry in Woolf's Between the Acts; or, Why It's "perfectly ridiculous to call it a novel" Amy Huseby (University of Wisconsin—Madison) Virginia Woolf, Composition Theorist: How Imagined Audiences Can Wreck a Writer Kelle Mullineaux (Northern Illinois University) The Precarity of “Civilization” in Woolf's Creative Worldmaking Madelyn Detloff (Miami University, Ohio) Contributors' Notes Index

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 x 163 mm

256 Pages

Copyright: © 2015

ISBN: 9780990895800

Publication: June 12, 2015

Series: Clemson University Press: Woolf Selected Papers

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