Skip to content Skip to navigation

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 and Canadian literature including modernism, contemporary fiction, intertextuality and the novel, and Virginia Woolf.  She has taught in the Oxford tutorial system, and has held lectureships in the History and Literature concentration at Harvard University and Stanford's Introduction to the Humanities Program (IHUM).  Her research interests reside in modernism, narratology, book history, women and the professions, periodical publishing, feminist and cultural theory.  Currently, she is working on a monograph that situates Virginia Woolf's experimental modernism in the context of her role as co-owner and operator of the Hogarth Press.  Publications in book and journal collections include essays identifying the anonymous male figureheads in Three Guineas; Woolf's short fictional feminist narratology; her European reception; and, most recently, the professional impact of Woolf's hitherto undiscovered publicity manager whose feminist marketing strategies reveal a massive, historically neglected archive of interwar women's vocational magazines.  In January 2013, Staveley will become Director of the Honors Program.  She looks forward to helping current and prospective students craft ideas and writing strategies for their honors theses as they work toward completion of this uniquely rewarding capstone project in their undergraduate careers.