Woolf and London's Colonial Writers (MLA 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Evans
contact email: 
elizabeth.evans@nd.edu

This proposed panel investigates literary, political, social, and spatial connections between Virginia Woolf and contemporaneous London-affiliated writers from the British colonies. Papers may consider such figures as Mulk Raj Anand, Mahatma Gandhi, C.L.R. James, Una Marson, and Jean Rhys (to name but a few) and address intersections through the Hogarth Press, mutual friends and social circles, shared literary and political investments, literary responses, and common spaces. Please send a 300-word abstract and brief scholarly biography to organizer Elizabeth F. Evans, elizabeth.evans@nd.edu, by March 8.

Please note that this panel, with panelists, will be proposed by the International Virginia Woolf Society but that it must be accepted by the MLA Program Committee.

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
modernist studies
postcolonial
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian