CFP: Woolfian Boundaries (1/4/06; 6/22/06-6/25/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Simpson
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CFP: 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf 2006,
Birmingham, UK (1.4.06; 6/22/06 - 6/25/06)

Amendment to contact details and submission procedures for the call for
papers for WOOLFIAN BOUNDARIES. The 16th Annual International Conference
on Virginia Woolf. 22 - 25 June 2006 hosted by the University of

This conference takes Virginia Woolf to Britain's second city in order
to explore her work from perspectives 'beyond the boundary' of her own
positions and attitudes. Her coolness towards the provinces and
'prejudice' against the regional novel (Letters 6. 381) are thus the
starting-point for considering her writing in the light of its own
'limits', self-declared and otherwise. Themes for papers may involve
Woolf and:

        * Nationhood & patriotism
        * The metropolis & the region
        * South & north
        * Home & abroad
        * Nationalism &internationalism
        * Women & men
        * Education & its limits
        * The present & the past * Modernity & tradition
        * Social class & race
        * Sexualities
        * The elite & the common
        * Critical history & reception
        * Urban & rural
        * Insiders & outsiders
        * Industrialisation
        The conference will centre on a series of parallel paper
sessions, plus keynote addresses and round-table discussions. Other
events will include displays, exhibitions and performances. Birmingham
is in central England and very close to a range of cities and locations
including Stratford, Warwick, Worcester, Oxford, Lichfield and the
Malvern Hills. The airport is a few miles from the city centre.

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals

Paper and panel proposals should incorporate one or more of the themes
listed above. Panels will include three participants, preferably from
different institutions, who will be allocated 15-20 minutes each to make
their presentations. Please be sure that the scope of proposed papers is
appropriate to the time allowed. For paper proposals, please submit a
250-word description of the paper to be presented. For panel proposals,
please submit a 250-word description of each paper to be presented by
each of the three panel participants along with the proposed title of
the panel. All submissions should include the title of the paper(s) and
name(s), contact details and institutional affiliation(s), where
applicable, of participant(s).

Submissions in electronic form are preferred. Please send submissions by
email to the address below, either as an email attachment (in Word Doc
or RTF format) or included in the body of the email message. If you are
unable to email your proposal, you may post either a PC compatible
floppy disk containing the document (in Word Doc or RTF format) or a
paper copy to:=20

Conference Co-ordinators
International Virginia Woolf Conference
Department of English
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 4 January 2006.

Conference Co-ordinators: Ann Bissell, Steve Ellis, Deborah Parsons,
Kathryn Simpson. For more information contact us by email or by post at the Department of English
address above. The conference web pages will be live from Autumn 2005 at

Thanks and best wishes
Kathryn Simpson

Kathryn Simpson
School Of Education
University Of Birmingham


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