21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

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University of Glasgow

Call for Papers

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

alienation alterity ambiguity ambivalence antagonism anti-syzygy antiphasis antithesis argument balance binary challenge clash conflict confutation contradiction contrast contravention controversy conversation counterculture debate denial dialectic dialogism dialogue dichotomy différance difference dilemma disagreement disavowal discord disobedience dispute dissent dissonance division double entendre duality duplicity friction incongruity inconsistency interruption inversion irony Manichaeism mirror multiplicity negation negativity opposition otherness oxymoron paradox paranoia paranomasia perversity polarity pun quarrel queer resistance reversal revolution rupture schismatics schizophrenia tartan tension trespass variance war

- In honour of the first word of A Room of One's Own, participants are invited to use the word 'but' at some point in presentation or paper

Proposals for individual papers and/or panels due by February 1, 2010. We also welcome alternative proposals such as workshops or readings. Independent scholars, high school teachers, writers, artists, musicians, dramatists, and "common readers" are also encouraged to submit proposals. Please send 250-word abstracts as Word attachments. Because this is a blind submission process, please do not include your name on your abstract. In your email, please include name(s), paper title, institutional affiliation(s) and email address(es). Please submit your abstract to woolf@glasgow.ac.uk

Conference Organisers
Jane Goldman, Bryony Randall, Rhian Williams & Derek Ryan