"Victorian Commonwealths," Panel for Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader: The 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Holland
contact email: 

Victorian Panel for Woolf and the Common(Wealth) Reader: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

This panel aims to contribute to ongoing critical discourses on the points of contact between Victorian and modernist literary cultures. Papers will explore the varied connections between nineteenth-century literary/artistic networks and those created by Woolf and her contemporaries. Organized around the theme of 'Victorian Commonwealths,' possible topics include:

• communities of authors, artists, and their audiences
• cross-generational streams of creative influence
• women and common wealths of knowledge
• public institutions for literature and art in Britain and abroad
• representations of the British Commonwealth (first called the
'Commonwealth of Nations' in 1884) as a political and cultural

Please submit 250-word abstracts of papers as attachments in .doc format, by 30 January 2013 to:

Kathryn Holland
Panel Organizer and Chair
MacEwan University

Woolf Conference website: http://www.sfu.ca/woolf/