The Department of English will host the three-day conference at the University of South Dakota. The theme of the conference, “Profession and Performance,” brings together two significant terms. The first term (profession) mattered deeply to Woolf. It calls to mind not only her sense of herself as a writer but also the set of specialized occupations she addresses in "A Room of One’s Own" (1929) and "Three Guineas" (1938), areas of study and livelihood traditionally reserved for the sons of educated men. The second term (performance) invokes the Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf’s commitment over the past three decades to the arts, to theater, to music, to the spoken word and to their resonances with the performance and performativity of Woolf’s life and writing.
More information about the 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf will be made available in the coming months. If you have any questions, you can contact the conference organizer, Benjamin Hagen, at Benjamin.Hagen@usd.edu. Follow the hashtag #vwoolf2020 on Twitter.