Call for Papers

Thank you for all the wonderful submissions we have had so far. We’re very excited about how the conference is shaping up! After several requests, we will continue to accept submissions until February 8th.

‘Virginia Woolf and the World of Books’ 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 min papers and/or 3-speaker panel proposals are due February 1st 2017 to

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

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


Organizing 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