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Alice Staveley

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

About

 

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 is the 2016-17 recipient of the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Before arriving in Stanford's Department of English, she taught in the Oxford tutorial system, the History and Literature concentration at Harvard University, and Stanford's Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) Program.  Research interests include: modernism; narratology; book and periodical history; women and the professions; feminist and cultural theory; and digital humanities.  Her current 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; bibliographic parturition in Orlando; Woolf’s uncatalogued contributions to interwar middlebrow magazines; and transnational archival feminisms.  At Stanford, she is a collaborator with five colleagues in the USA, UK, and Canada on a pioneering Digital Humanities project, The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) launched at the 27th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference in June 2017, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) and the Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative in Digital Humanities at Stanford. http://modernistarchives.com

Her co-authored book, Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (2017), is published by Palgrave in its New Directions in Book History series.

 

Courses 2018-2019

Autumn:

English 138: Facts and Fictions: British Writing in the 1930s

English 196A: Senior Honors Seminar

 

Winter: 

English 125/ FEMGEN 125V: Virginia Woolf in the Age of #MeToo