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One Hundred Years of Night & Day: a Virginia Woolf Symposium

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University Of Westminster

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Join us at the University of Westminster to celebrate the centenary of the publication of Night and Day.

We have a fantastic line-up, so please book your free place early to avoid disappointment. We will provide lunch and refreshments.

We are honoured to announce that the keynote paper will be delivered by Dr. Suzana Zink, Université de Neuchâtel.

Registration - 9.30-10

Welcome from Rosie Reynolds, PhD student

10.05-11 - Keynote (title TBC) from Dr. Suzana Zink, Université de Neuchâtel.

11-12.45 - Panel 1 – Women Questions: feminist readings of Night and Day

Dr. Rebecca Welshman, Independent Researcher ‘“Violet and Crimson”: Suffrage and Feminist Colour Aesthetics in Night and Day

Dr. Stanislava Dikova, University of Essex ‘Acts of Power: Night and Day and the History of Women’s Emancipation’

Dr. Nicolas Pierre Boileau, Aix-Marseile University ‘“It’s the combination that’s odd – books and stockings.Night and Day or Woolf’s Attempts at New Combinations for Women’

Jenni Råback, Queen Mary, University of London 'Portrait of the Artist’s Sister as a Young Woman in a Blue Dress'

12.45-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.15 - Panel 2 - Night and Day in conversation: reading Night and Day alongside other texts

Dr. Helen Glew, University of Westminster ‘Astronomy, suffrage and marriage: reading Winifred Holtby’s The Crowded Street against the backdrop of Night and Day

Ellie Mitchell, University of Cambridge ‘Touchy Subjects: Reading Night and Day as a Response to and Revision of The Wise Virgins

Jessica Gray, University of Kent ‘Office girl narratives and marriage plots in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day and Rebecca West’s The Judge

Dagmara Kottke, KUL University Poland ‘"How false a life we lead!" Illusions and Realities of Marriage in Vita Sackville-West’s The Easter Party’

3.15-3.30 Break

3.30 - 5.15 Panel 3 – Making it New: innovation, controversy and modernity in Night and Day

Dr. Annalisa Volpone, Perugia University ‘Situating consciousness: body perception and mental reality in Night and Day

Dr. Annika Lindskog, Linköping University ‘Free-Love Unions in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day

Mariachiara Leteo, University of Oxford ‘Poetry That Is Written and Poetry Which Is Felt: The Question of Poetry and Modernity in Night and Day

Dr Sue Reid, University of Northampton ‘On not Writing about the War: Woolf, her Contemporaries and Wartime London’

5.15-5.30 Closing remarks

If you have any questions about the day please email Rosie Reynolds (rosie.reynolds@my.westminster.ac.uk).

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