VIRGINIA WOOLF MISCELLANY: VIRGINIA WOOLF AND SPIRITUALITY Abstracts due January 30, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Amy C. Smith and Isabel Mª Andrés Cuevas
contact email: 
amycoli@gmail.com; iandres@ugr.es

Virginia Woolf Miscellany prepares to publish a new issue about “Virginia Woolf and Spirituality.” This issue of VWM was born out of a lively and unexpected discussion of spirituality in Woolf's work on the Virginia Woolf Listserv. We are seeking essays (up to 2000 words) about any topic related to Virginia Woolf and spirituality. Possible topics include:

• Virginia Woolf and atheism
• Religion and spirituality in the Bloomsbury
Group
• Matriarchy and religion
• Woolf and disbelief: Bertrand Russell
• Feminism as a form of religious community
• Religion in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
• Spirituality and nature
• Sacred space
• Spirituality and the feminine
• Mental illness and spirituality
• Myth and ritual
• Rationalism, Materialism, Positivism and
Spiritualism
• Reactions to 19th century thought
• Unanimism and Woolf
• Spirituality and Jane Harrison
• Scapegoats and spirituality in Virginia
Woolf
• The transgression of religious conventions
in Woolf’s writings
• Spirituality and purity/impurity
• Parodia sacra
• Carnival and religion
• Woolf and Judaism
• Spirituality and Fascism
• Avant-garde art and spirituality
• Impressionism and spirituality
• The Great War and spirituality (mourning,
grief, recovery)
• Fertility and vegetation deities
• Christianity and “old” religions
• Spirituality in Woolf’s biography
• Forms of Irrationality
• Subjectivity
• Spiritual literary forms and techniques
• Indian philosophy, Hinduism, Tantrism
• Shamanism
• Primitivism and images of the primitive
• Moments of Being
• Mysticism
• The mystical aspects of modernism
• Woolf’s readings of religious and spiritual
texts

Essays on additional related topics are also welcome. Please send 300-word proposals to both Dra. Isabel Mª Andrés Cuevas and Dr. Amy Smith by January 30, 2010, at the following email addresses: amycoli@gmail.com and iandres@ugr.es. Contributors will be notified of acceptance in mid-spring.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
journals_and_collections_of_essays
religion
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian