TEACHING

Susan's PhD supervision has included work on Virginia Woolf, Hélène Cixous, myth in contemporary women's writing, women and the divine, women's war diaries, and trauma and writing.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Virginia Woolf, The Waves, editor with M. Herbert (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in print) More information...

The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf, 2nd edn; editor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in print) More information...

Vanessa and Virginia: A Novel (Two Ravens, 2008, Harcourt 2009) More information...

White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text and Politics - Hélène Cixous; editor (Stocksfield: Acumen, 2008) More information...

A History of Feminist Literary Criticism, ed. with G. Plain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) More information...

Live Theory, with I. Blyth (New York and London: Continuum, 2004) More information...

The Writing Notebooks of Hélène Cixous, editor and translator (New York: Continuum, 2004) More information...

Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001) More information...

The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf, editor with S. Roe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) More information...

Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography and Love (Cambridge: Polity and Blackwell, 1996) More information...

The Semi-Transparent Envelope: Feminism and Fiction, with N. Ward Jouve and S. Roe (London: Marion Boyars, 1994) More information...

The Hélène Cixous Reader, editor and translator (New York: Routledge, 1994) More information...

Language and Sexual Difference (London: Macmillan, and New York: St Martin's Press, 1991) reprinted 1995 More information...

Feminist Criticism: Theory and Practice, editor (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, and University of Toronto Press, 1991)

Taking Reality by Surprise, editor (London: The Women's Press, 1991)

Delighting the Heart (London: The Women's Press, 1989) reissued 1994 More information...

Writing Differences, editor (Milton Keynes: The Open University Press, and New York: St Martin's Press, 1988)

Delighting the Heart: A Notebook by Women Writers, editor (The Women's Press, 1988) More information...

Other

Susan has also done translations of the work of Hélène Cixous, most notably La Chambre de Vera (Black Dog, 2006), Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing, with Sarah Cornell (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993) and 'Coming to Writing' and Other Essays, with Sarah Cornell, Deborah Jenson and Ann Liddle (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1991).

 Virginia Woolf, The Waves 
 The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf  
 Vanessa and Virginia US edition
 
 White Ink
 A History of Feminist Literary Criticism
 Hélène Cixous: Live Theory
 The Writing Notebooks of Hélène Cixous
 Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction  
 Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography and Love
 The Semi-Transparent Envelope
 The Hélène Cixous Reader
 

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Prof Susan Sellers

Education and Experience

Susan Sellers studied in London and Paris, receiving a DEA from the Sorbonne and a PhD from the University of London. While in Paris she worked closely with leading French feminist writers, particularly Hélène Cixous. She has written several books including Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Writing and Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography and Love. In 2008 she published Vanessa and Virginia, a fictional account of the sibling rivalry between Virginia Woolf and the painter Vanessa Bell. She is co-editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of Woolf's writing and volume editor of Woolf's novel The Waves.

Research Interests

Susan co-directs the MLitt in Women, Writing and Gender and the MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture and would be interested in receiving applications for doctoral research in the general areas of women's literary fiction (particularly women's rewritings of canonical texts) and creative writing. She is especially interested in the processes of writing and in writers' drafts, notebooks and diaries.

The Cambridge University Press edition of Virginia Woolf

PhD Supervision

Jess Orr, Adam Welstead

Professor Susan Sellers

Contact information

Room: NS66 Rm 15
Phone: 2623
scs2@st-andrews.ac.uk

Consultation hours:
By appointment

Research Profile on PURE

School role

Director of Research:
Digital, Impact, Environment

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