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Sunday, June 12

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8:00am-9:00am Breakfast and Coffee Hour

9:00am-10:30am: Session J

J-S1. Feminist Resistance

Chair: Vara Neverow
Chat Moderator: Kai Hinson

Rasha Aljararwa (University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.), “An Agency in Silence in Woolf’s To The Lighthouse

Loren Agaloos (University of the Phillippines Diliman, Phillipines), “The Objects of Life”: Approaches to Virginia Woolf’s “A Society”

Kimberly Coates (Bowling Green State University, U.S.), “‘Daddy’s Girl’: Fathers, Daughters, and Female Resistance in Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas and Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto

J-S2. The Limits of Empathy

Chair: Susan Wegener
Chat Moderator: Amy Smith

Anna Lindhe (Linnaeus University, Sweden), “‘A Young Man Had Killed Himself’: The Ethics of the Ending in Mrs. Dalloway

Victoria Juarez (Lamar University, U.S.), “On The (Im)possibility of Knowing Other Minds: Empathy and Invasion in Woolf’s Fiction and Essays”

Nina Eldridge (Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France), “Knowing and Writing Other People’s Minds: To the Lighthouse’s Argument for Empathy”

J-S3. Dreamers and Trance-muters

Chair: Ashley Foster
Chat Moderator: Peter Adkins 

Aaron Pugh (University of Kent, England, UK), “The Presence of Ontoethical Considerations in Virginia Woolf’s Engagement with the Fall of Sleep”

Lexi Velte (Florida Gulf Coast University, U.S.), “‘Now I Sleep; Now I Wake’: A Proustian Unconscious in The Waves

James Kearns (University of Plymouth, England, UK), “Mediating the tension between stable identity and Virginia Woolf’s ‘transmuting process’ in To the Lighthouse

10:30am-11:00am: Short break

11:00am-12:30pm: Session K

K-S1. Reading ‘orts, scraps, and fragments’: Voices of resistance in Between the Acts

Chair: Marie Allegre
Chat Moderator: Paola Brinkley

Ana Carolina de Azevedo Guedes (Independent Scholar, Brazil),Sounds of Silence: Rhythm in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts

Lucas Leite Borba (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil),Whispers of Judith Shakespeare in Between The Acts: Isabella Oliver’s Shattered Silence”

Carla Lento Faria (University of São Paulo, Brazil),Singular and Communal Voice: The Poetry of Between the Acts

K-S2. Varieties of Mysticism 

Chair: Amanda Golden
Chat Moderator: Jane de Gay

Angela Harris (Independent Scholar, UK), “Virginia Woolf’s Ethics, Jacques Derrida, and Kataphatic Mysticism” 

Catherine Enwright (Boston College, U.S.),Woolf’s Mystical Materialism in The Waves

Catherine Paul (Clemson University, U.S.), “‘pause and expansion and release’: Woolf and Edmund de Waal”

K-S3. Unfinished Business: Ethics and Archives

Chair: Benjamin Hagen
Chat Moderator: Victoria Juarez

Joshua Phillips (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK), “Literary History at a Time of Crisis, Or: Virginia Woolf's Archived Ethics of Anonymity”

Drew Shannon (Mount St. Joseph University, U.S.), “‘Will you destroy all my papers’: Virginia Woolf’s Diaries and the Ethics of Archival Research”

Ana Quiring (Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.), “An Archive of One’s Own: Fan Fiction as Amateur Criticism of Virginia Woolf”

12:30pm-1:30pm: Long break (2023 Conference Planning Meeting) 

1:30pm-3:00pm PLENARY IV: “On the Ethics of Teaching: Virginia Woolf’s Essays”

Beth Rigel Daugherty (Otterbein University, U.S.)

3:00pm-3:30pm: Short break

3:30pm-4:30pm: Theater Performance

Life Stand Still Here

Ellen McLaughlin and Kathleen Chalfant

4:30pm-4:45pm: Microbreak

4:45pm-6:15pm: Jacob’s Room at 100: A Centenary Celebration

Chair and Respondent: Vara Neverow
Chat Moderator: Amy Smith

Ted Bishop (University of Alberta, Canada), Kate Flint (University of Southern California, U.S.), Suzanne Raitt (William and Mary University, U.S.), Vara Neverow (Southern Connecticut State University)

6:15pm: Conference Celebration
feat. Woolf Society Players