Voyages Out, Voyages Home: Selected Papers from the Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Jane de Gay and Marion Dell (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2010), x, 146 pp. ISBN 978-0-9842598-1-6
The Eleventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf (hosted by the University of Wales Bangor in June 2001) was the first to be held outside the United States. This voyage across the Atlantic was the stimulus for an exploration of themes of voyaging in Woolf's works, from her interests in travel and cross-cultural encounters to her imaginative voyages between texts and genres...and the subsequent voyages her texts have made into the work of others.
Since this volume was published nine years after the conference, several papers feature an Afterword outlining developments in research since 2001, and the book also includes a "Bibliography of Publications Arising from the Conference," facilitating access to research presented at Bangor but published elsewhere. Another special feature of the volume is the tribute to one of the keynote speakers, Julia Briggs, who died in 2007, in which Beth Rigel Daugherty communicates the gratitude of the scholarly community for Julia's many contributions to Woolf studies. This welcome publication is a fitting record of our collective voyage as Woolf scholars.