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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Villanova English at 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania recently hosted the 25th Annual International Conference on Virgina Woolf, "Virginia Woolf and Her Female Contemporaries."  English majors Christa Chirico, Caroline Edler, and Elaine Roghanian (all three graduated this year, Caroline in December) presented papers at the conference as part of a panel entitled "Haunted Woolf:  Ghosts, Memories, and Creativity," chaired by the English department's Prof. Megan Quigley.  Christa's paper was on “Haunting Memories and the Creative Act,” Caroline's on “‘Ghosts of the Mind’: Fear and the Impermanent Self in Woolf,” and Elaine's on “Hungry Like the Woolf:  Consumption as Feminist Action in Woolf ’s Novels.”  Prof. Quigley also delivered a paper on "Vagueness and Julia Margaret Cameron."  The English department provided financial support for the conference attendees.

Prof. Megan Quigley, Elaine Roghanian, Cecil Woolf (the nephew of Leonard and Virginia Woolf), Caroline Edler, and Christa Chirico at the conference.