The International Virginia Woolf Society exists for the benefit of readers and scholars of Virginia Woolf throughout the world. As an allied organization of the Modern Language Association of America , the Society organizes one guaranteed session at the MLA Convention each January, proposes a second joint session with another society, and hosts an informal social gathering during the convention.
Formed in August 1998, the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is a non-profit organisation that aims to raise the profile of Virginia Woolf and promote the reading and discussion of her works. The Society is supported by an Executive Council of elected volunteers. An Editorial Committee produces the Virginia Woolf Bulletin three times a year, as well as a number of other publications. Woolf-related events and talks, open to members only, are held throughout the year.
Ever since it was founded by Christine Reynier in April 1996, the SEW has been working to promote the study of Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Circle in France, and to further links between Woolf scholars in France and their counterparts abroad. The SEW holds colloqiums every two years and study days often preparing the ground for conferences, or addressed to doctoral students, on an annual basis. The Society web page provides information about officers, events, conferences, and publications.
The Virginia Woolf Society of Japan has its premises at Seikei University, Tokyo and counts around 160 members. It has been organizing annual conferences for over thirty years.