Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism; Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2008), xiv, 196 pp. ISBN 978-0-9796066-4-9
The Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf was hosted by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in June 2007. This conference focused on the themes of art, education, and internationalism. This volume presents the plenary addresses of Jane de Gay and Patricia Laurence, along with works by Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Diane F. Gillespie, Elisa Kay Sparks, and Diana L. Swanson. Other Woolf scholars, including some voices new to the community, address topics as diverse as Woolf's response to war, Woolf and desire, Woolf's literary representation of Scotland, Woolf's connection to writers beyond the Anglophone tradition, and Woolf's reception in China, to note just a few. The three themes of the conference - art, education, and internationalism - elicited thought provoking presentations, and the cluster of papers in this volume represents the richness of that new scholarship on Virginia Woolf.