113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Virginia Woolf and Time II

Session Chair: 
Taylor Donnelly, Clackamas Community College
Session 5: Friday 5:40-7:10pm
Rogue (PMCC)


  1. Nowell Marshall, Rider University
    As a narrative strategy, transtextuality allows authors to transition characters to “safely” evoke same-sex desire while evading disciplinary mechanisms. This paper focuses on Orlando’s relationships with Sasha and Arch Duke Harry—both semiotically coded as one sex only to be revealed as the opposite sex—to theorize Woolf’s use of transtextuality to create a queer worldview while diffusing social anxieties surrounding same-sex desire.
  2. T.J. Boynton, Wichita State University
    This paper argues that Woolf's novels of the twenties document the transformative impact of War on traditional, gendered British notions of time and "life" (her term) and constitute an attempt to fashion an aesthetic strategy for healing these traumatized entities.  
  3. Raymond Stockstad, Texas State University
    This paper will examine the ways Woolf employs cubist-like techniques to portray multiple perspectives and moments within the same physical space, which creates a present London full of its past that haunts Mrs. Dalloway’s characters, complicating their perceptions of their futures and driving their actions.
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