Virginia Woolf Conference at the University of Reading, 29 June–2 July 2017

Call for Papers

Virginia Woolf and the World of Books (29 June to 2 July 2017) invites you to consider the past, present and future of Virginia Woolf’s works. Attendees are invited to submit papers relating to all aspects of the Woolfs, the world of books, and print cultures, including topics related to Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press; the production, reception and distribution of Woolf’s works; editing, revision and translation; periodicals and book publishing; Woolf and her readers; global and planetary modernisms; Bloomsbury and its networks; Hogarth Press authors and illustrators; modernist publishing houses and publishers; Woolf and the Digital Humanities.

Submissions for 20-minute papers and/or 3-speaker panel proposals are due 1 February 2017 to

Panel proposals should include all 3 abstracts and individual speakers’ details and bios.

Individual abstracts should be between 200 and 250 words. Please include a cover note with brief biography, affiliation, and contact details including email.

Organising committee:

Dr Nicola Wilson (Reading); Dr Bethany Layne (Reading); Dr Maddi Davies (Reading); Dr Claire Battershill (Simon Fraser University); Dr Alice Staveley (Stanford); Dr Helen Southworth (Oregon); Dr Elizabeth Willson Gordon (King’s College, Edmonton), Professor Vara Neverow (Southern Connecticut State University).

Please direct any queries to

Conference website.