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Prof Susan Sellers

Prof Susan Sellers

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Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 462623
Email
scs2@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Biography

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 Writingand 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, which has been translated into numerous languages. She is co-editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of Woolf's writing and volume editor of Woolf's novel The Waves.

Research areas

My work falls into three main areas: creative writing, modernist and contemporary women's fiction and literary and feminist theory. I run the Cambridge University Press scholarly edition of the writings of Virginia Woolf, and am volume editor of Woolf?s novel The Waves. My novel exploring the sibling relationship between Woolf and the painter Vanessa Bell, Vanessa and Virginia, has been translated into multiple languages and adapted for the stage. I have also published widely in the general area of feminist literary theory, including Language and Sexual Difference, Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women?s Fiction, and several studies of the pioneering French feminist philosopher and writer Hélène Cixous.

PhD supervision

  • Laura Muetzelfeldt

Selected publications

  • Postmodernism and the biographical novel

    Sellers, S. C., 18 Oct 2018, Conversations with Biographical Novelists: Truthful Fictions Across the Globe. Lackey, M. (ed.). New York: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 207-222 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • ???? ? ????????

    Sellers, S. C., 2019, Tehran: Roshangaran, Iran.

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • Virginia Woolf: writing and the ordinary mind

    Sellers, S., 11 Jan 2018, Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 315-331 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Introduction

    Sellers, S. C. & Woolf, V., 19 Oct 2017, Orlando. Pan Macmillan

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • About 'Vanessa and Virginia'

    Sellers, S. C., 2017, (Submitted) Biographical Fiction: A Reader. Lackey, M. (ed.). Bloomsbury Academic

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

  • Woolf and the essay

    Sellers, S. C., 2017, Southport: Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain. 20 p. (Annual Virginia Woolf birthday lecture; vol. 18)

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • ????????????

    Sellers, S. C. & Kubota, N. (Translator), 2017, Sairyusha.

    Research output: Book/Report ? Book

  • Virginia Woolf

    Sellers, S. C., 14 Jul 2016, Fifty One Key Feminist Thinkers: The Key Concepts. Marso, L. J. (ed.). Routledge, 50

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding ? Chapter

 

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