Woolf and London's Colonial Writers (MLA 2014)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.