High School Participation

The 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf offers area high school students the opportunity to present their own work at an international conference, as well as to attend talks and events featuring prominent modernist scholars and artists.

Bloomsburg professors Julie Vandivere and Michael Sherry are happy to work with high school teachers to help students develop papers for presentation.  Along with a Bloomsburg University English major, we will come to your classroom and/or meet with you individually to talk about how your students can participate and succeed at this conference.

The conference will have several venues open to high school students and additional areas open to high school teachers. Students will have an afternoon session available to present papers and are invited to all plenary sessions, poetry readings, and theater productions. In addition, high school teachers are invited to a special session about teaching Woolf in a high school setting and to the Saturday night banquet which will feature Virginia Woolf’s nephew, Cecil Woolf.

Advantages of Attending

Participating in the conference offers a unique opportunity for high school students. They will be exposed to the perspectives and insights of a wide and broad range of international scholars other than those from the immediate area while experiencing life on a college campus. They will also learn to write, polish and present papers for an international conference. Additionally, we will produce a journal of the best high school and undergraduate papers, and all high school students who present will have the opportunity to submit their papers for publication.

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