안녕하세요. 2022년 8월 19일(금)에 열리는 제5회 한일 국제 버지니아울프 학술대회 Call for Papers를 게시합니다.
(Deadline extension: We are now accepting abstracts through April 30, 2022.)
The 5th Korea-Japan International Virginia Woolf Conference 2022
Rethinking Life, Art, and Virginia Woolf
Organized by The Virginia Woolf Society of Korea
Date: August 19, 2022 (Zoom Online)
Call for Papers
Facing the ongoing pandemic of recent years, we have gone through drastic changes and emotional turbulence in our daily lives. This has provided us with an opportunity to rethink life itself, encompassing questions about the very nature of body and mind, disease and healing, and the significant role of art and literature. “Rethinking Life, Art, and Virginia Woolf,” the theme of the 5th Korea-Japan International Virginia Woolf Conference 2022, aims to appreciate Woolf in relation to the transformations of our livelihood and lifestyle that pandemic experiences have highlighted. We are particularly interested in how Woolf leads us to rethink our affective embodiment, our enjoyment of aesthetics and technology, the problems of biopolitics and social policies, and many other issues in these uncertain times.
The upcoming 5th Korea-Japan international conference will be held for the first time virtually via Zoom, to reach out and make connections in what has become the new daily environment. We invite papers addressing the theme of “Rethinking Life, Art, and Virginia Woolf” from Woolf scholars and readers. We hope that this will be a precious occasion for us to explore the new meanings of various forms of lives, ordinary and extraordinary, private and public, or human and nonhuman. In the broadest sense, we also hope that such considerations will open up possibilities of resuscitation, cure, and hope.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
- ordinary lives, lifestyle, and livelihood
- embodiment, corporeality, and materiality of the body
- affect, emotion, and feeling
- sympathy and empathy
- relations of human and nonhuman lives
- health, disease, pain, trauma, and death
- cure, healing, and resuscitation
- distancing, loneliness, and contact
- literature, visual arts, music, and other forms of art
- life-writing, auto/biography, and memory
- aesthetics and philosophy
- technology and networking
- spiritual/mental redemption
- biopolitics and bioethics
Please send 250-word abstracts and a short bio, both in English, to the conference organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2022. Acceptance notices will be sent out by email in May. For further inquiries, please contact the organizing committee.
Important Conference Dates
Abstracts Submission: April 30, 2022 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance: 2nd week of May
Final Papers for Conference Proceedings: August 5, 2022