I'm mildly amused at all the coverage the 2009 Woolf conference is getting. It must be because it's taking place in New York, but I think as well the rise of Twitter and the proliferation of culture blogs has created a real kind of buzz for a conference which has not traditionally attracted much media attention.
I am chagrined that it is taking place in my hometown and I can't make it (I can't make it to New York until late June, when I'm going for a cousin's wedding); I was going to be on a panel with some colleagues from the Graduate Center but at the last minute decided not to submit my paper.
Meanwhile I leave you with my notes from the 2006 Woolf conference in Birmingham (i.e. the last time I thought a Woolf conference would be of any interest to my readers!)