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The Twenty-Third Annual Virginia Woolf Conference will be hosted by Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 6-5, 2013. The topic of the conference, Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader, encompasses Woolfâ??s interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers, the issues of common wealth, discussions of wealth and gender, colonialism and gender, imperialism, politics, and a host of other related topics.

The conference invites explorations of Virginia Woolfâ??s work from a range of different disciplinary practices: history, economics, politics, post-imperial/colonial studies, gender studies, psychology, cultural studies, legal studies, anthropology, ethnic studies, indigenous studies, publishing, and visual/art history. We especially welcome papers or performances that:

-explore Virginia Woolfâ??s interactions with/influence on Commonwealth writers.

-engage with discussions carried on by Virginia Woolf, Leonard Woolf, and other members of their circle on issues of wealth, gender, imperialism, class, and economics.

-read Virginia Woolf as a member of the British Commonwealth, later the Commonwealth of Nations.

Submissions are welcome from common readers, artists, writers, community activists, teachers, students, academics, and administrators.

For paper proposals, please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment. For panel proposals, please submit a 250-word abstract of each paper to be presented by each of the three panel participants along with the proposed panel title. We will be using a blind-submission process. Please do not include your name on your proposal. Instead, in your covering email, please include your name(s), institutional affiliation (if any), paper title(s), and contact information.

Proposals and inquiries should be directed to:

The deadline for submissions is 1 February 2013. For more information, please see the conference website:

Conference Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conference Starts: June 06, 2013
Conference Ends: June 09, 2013

CFP Submission Deadline: February 01, 2013

For more information, contact: Helen Wussow