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Alice Staveley

B.A., University of Toronto, 1992
D.Phil., Oxford University, 2001
At Stanford Since: 



Alice Staveley teaches a range of courses on British modernism, contemporary fiction, intertextuality and the novel, and Virginia Woolf.  She is also Director of Honors, helping current and prospective majors craft research and writing strategies in pursuit of a senior honors thesis.  She has taught in the Oxford tutorial system, the History and Literature concentration at Harvard University, and Stanford's Introduction to the Humanities Program.  Research interests include: modernism; narratology; book and periodical history; women and the professions; feminist and cultural theory; and digital humanities.  Her ongoing book project, Modernism in the Making: Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press, examines the material-historical networks of composition, production, and promotion that mediated Woolf’s modernist aesthetic.  She has current and forthcoming publications in book collections and journals on Woolf’s short fictional feminist narratology; the history of Woolf’s European reception; naming the Three Guineas photographs; Woolf's lost publicity manager, Norah Nicholls; maternal syntax in Orlando; and Woolf’s uncatalogued contributions to interwar middlebrow magazines.  At Stanford, she is a collaborator with five colleagues in the USA, UK, and Canada on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded DH project, The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) set to launch in 2017.