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Background

Patricia joined City in 2016 as Programme Director of English. She brings to the position considerable experience in curricular development and programme administration.

Trained as a modernist with a specialism in women's literature, Patricia has taught a wide range of subjects over the years, including modules on 19th and 20th Century American and British literature, histories of the novel and the short story, and surveys and seminars on literary criticism.

Patricia's work is situated at the intersection of women's writing, psychology and embodiment. She has published extensively on women writers, including monographs and edited volumes on Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys. Recent publications include edited volumes on Jean Rhys and on women and shame.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in English, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
BA in English, College of William and Mary 1980

Employment

Reader in English, City University, 2016-present
Lecturer in English, University of Limerick, 2008-2016
Professor of English, University of California, Davis, 2005-2008
Associate Professor of English, University of California, Davis, 1995-2005
Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Davis, 1988-1995

Teaching Awards

University of California Distinguished Teaching Award, 2000
Pro Femina Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Postgraduate Students, 1996
Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Service, MURALS Program (Minority Undergraduate Leadership Project)

Publications

Books (6)

  1. Moran, (2018). Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978-1-4744-1821-8.
  2. Moran, P. and Johnson, E. (Eds.), (2015). Jean Rhys: Twenty-first-century Approaches. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 1-4744-0219-4.
  3. Johnson, E.L. and Moran, P. (2013). The Female Face of Shame. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00873-2.
  4. Heller, T. and Moran, P. (2012). Scenes of the Apple Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing. SUNY Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-8652-8.
  5. Moran, P. (2007). Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Trauma. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-60185-7.
  6. Moran, P.L. (1996). Word of Mouth Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf. University of Virginia Press. ISBN 978-0-8139-1675-0.

Chapters (11)

  1. Moran, P. (2016). 'What is a woman? I assure you, I do not know': Woolf and Feminism in the 1920s. New Casebook on Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2. Moran, P. (2015). "the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey": Writing as Homeland in Katherine Mansfield. In Kimber, G. and Kascakova, J. (Eds.), Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe (pp. 202–218). Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-42996-4.
  3. Moran, P. and Johnson, E. (2015). The Haunting of Jean Rhys. In Moran, P. and Johnson, E. (Eds.), Jean Rhys: Twenty-first-century Approaches (pp. 1–17). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 978-1-4744-0219-4.
  4. Moran, P. (2015). "the feelings are always mine": Chronic Shame and Humiliated Rage in Jean Rhys's Fiction. In Johnson, E. and Moran, P. (Eds.), Jean Rhys: Twenty-first-century Approaches (pp. 190–208). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  5. Moran, P. (2013). "Bound and Gagged with Thread": Female Development and the Kunstlerroman Tradition in Cora Sandel's Alberta Trilogy. In Moran, P. and Johnson, E. (Eds.), The Female Face of Shame (pp. 132–148). Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00863-3.
  6. Moran, P. (2007). Gunpowder Plots: Sexuality and Censorship in Woolf's Later Work. In Eberly, D., Henke, S. and Lilienfeld, J. (Eds.), Virginia Woolf and Trauma: Embodied Texts (pp. 179–203). New York: Pace University Press. ISBN 978-0-944473-79-5.
  7. Moran, P. and Heller, T. (2003). Scenes of the Apple: Appetite, Desire, Writing. Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in 19th and 20th Century Women's Writing (pp. 1–42). New York: State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-5784-9.
  8. Moran, P. (2003). a stoveside, sinkside, personal perspective: Female Authority and Kitchen Space in Contemporary Women's Writing. Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in 19th and 20th Century Women's Writing (pp. 215–237). New York: State University of New York Press. ISBN 978-0-7914-5784-9.
  9. Moran, P. (2002). Gunpowder Plots: Narrative and Sexual Trauma in Virginia Woolf's Work. In Berman, J. (Ed.), Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds New York: Pace University Press. ISBN 978-0-944473-55-9.
  10. Moran, P. (1997). "the cat is out of the bag and it is a Tom": Desmond MacCarthy and the Writing of A Room of One's Own. In Johnston, G. (Ed.), Essays on Transgressive Reading: Reading Over the Lines (pp. 35–55). New York: Edwin Mellen University Press. ISBN 978-0-7734-8577-8.
  11. Moran, P. (1993). Finding the Hunger in Hysteria: Freud, Klein, Woolf. In Hussey, M. and Neverow-Turk, V. (Eds.), Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations (pp. 142–157). New York: Pace University Press. ISBN 978-0-944473-13-9.

Journal Articles (7)

  1. Moran, P. (2015). Shame, Subjectivity, and Self-Expression in Cora Sandel and Jean Rhys. Modernism/modernity, 22(4), pp. 713–734. doi:10.1353/mod.2015.0070.
  2. Moran, P. (2014). "the sudden cheap mushroom growth of psycho analysis": Woolf and Mansfield Respond to Psychoanalysis. Virginia Woolf Miscellany, 86 .
  3. Moran, P. (2010). Aesthetics of Being: The Unfinished Memoirs of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys. Studies in the Maternal, 2(1) . doi:10.16995/sim.100.
  4. Moran, P. (2001). Cock-a-doodle-dum: Sexology and the Writing of A Room of One's Own. Women's Studies: an interdisciplinary journal, 30, pp. 477–498.
  5. Moran, P. (1998). The Flaw in the Centre: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf's Work. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 17(1), pp. 101–121.
  6. Moran, P. (1992). Virginia Woolf and the Scene of Writing. MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 38(1), pp. 81–100. doi:10.1353/mfs.0.0327.
  7. Moran, P. (1991). Unholy Meanings: Maternity, Creativity and Orality in Katherine Mansfield. Feminist Studies, 17(1), pp. 105–125.

Other (16)

  1. Moran, P. (2014). Review, Elke d'Hoker, Mary Lavin. Foreword by Colm Toibin.
  2. Moran, P. (2013). Review. Virginia Woolf, On Being Ill, with Notes from Sick Rooms by Julia Stephen. Introductions by Hermione Lee and Mark Hussey. Afterword by Rita Charon, M.D.
  3. Moran, P. (2012). Review essay. New scholarship on Katherine Mansfield.
  4. Moran, P. (2011). Review. Karen Lawrence, Techniques for Living: Fiction and Theory in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose.
  5. Moran, P. (2011). Review. Gerri Kimber and Janet Wilson, eds. Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: A Centenary Volume of Essays.
  6. Moran, P. (2010). Review. Georgia Johnston, The Formation of Twentieth-Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle and Gertrude Stein.
  7. Moran, P. (2007). Review. Laura Doan and Jane Garrity, eds. Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women and National Discourse.
  8. Moran, P. (2006). Review. Victoria Burrows, Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother-Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison; Anne B. Simpson, Territories of the Psyche: The Fiction of Jean Rhys.
  9. Moran, P. (2005). Review. Margaret Scott, ed. The Katherine Mansfield Journals: Complete Edition.
  10. Moran, P. (2004). Review. Suzanne Juhasz, A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis and Relationships between Women; Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton, eds. Herspace: Women, Writing and Solitude.
  11. Moran, P. (2003). Review. Janet Theophano, Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote.
  12. Moran, P. (2003). Review. Katherine Dalsimer, Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer.
  13. Moran, P. (2003). Review. Women's Writing and World War One (review of 4 books).
  14. Moran, P. (1996). Review. Laura Doyle, Bordering on the Body.
  15. Moran, P. (1993). Encyclopedia entry. Elizabeth Tallent.
  16. Moran, P. (1988). Review. Susan Rubin Suleiman, The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives.

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Member, Editorial Board of Woolf Studies Annual.

Events/Conferences (31)

  1. "the sudden cheap mushroom growth of psycho analysis": Woolf and Mansfield Respond to Psychoanalysis. Boston, Massachusetts (2013).
    Description: Modern Language Association Convention
  2. Illness as Re-vision: Exploring Woolf's Snowfield of the Mind. Institut Catholique de Paris (2013).
    Description: Conference sponsored by French Society for Modernist Studies on "Outlanding Virginia Woolf"
  3. the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey: Terragraphica in Katherine Mansfield's Writing. Catholic University, Ruzomberkok, Slovakia (2012).
    Description: Conference: Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe
  4. Bound and Gagged with Thread: Shame, Female Development and the Kunstlerroman Tradition in Cora Sandel's Alberta Trilogy. University College, Cork (2012).
    Description: Conference: Feminisms--Activisms--Modernisms
  5. the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey: Terragraphica in Katherine Mansfield and Jean Rhys. Brunel University (2012).
    Description: Conference on Moving Modernisms
  6. Shame and Female Development in Jean Rhys and Cora Sandel. University of Western Sydney, Australia (2012).
    Description: Conference on Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion
  7. Modernist Women Writers Respond to James Joyce. Trinity College, Dublin (2012).
    Description: International James Joyce Symposium
  8. Katherine Mansfield's Little Women. Cambridge University (2011).
    Description: Conference: Katherine Mansfield
  9. Aesthetics of Being: The Unfinished Memoirs of Jean Rhys and Virginia Woolf. Birkbeck College, London (2009).
    Description: Conference: (M)other Trouble: Contemporary Debates, Analyses and Representations of the Maternal
  10. "Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again": Ghost-Writing and the Phantoms of Literary Transmission in Wide Sargasso Sea. University College, Cork (2009).
    Description: Conference: Where Ghosts Live
  11. Respondent to Griselda Pollock. University of Limerick (2009).
    Description: Conference: Theories of the Image
  12. Framing the Relational: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Posthumous Memoir. University of Colorado (2008).
    Description: Conference: Virginia Woolf
  13. Ghost-Writing in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (2007).
    Description: Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
  14. "She turned her head away, indifferent, and it broke my heart": Intersubjective Readings of the Empty Mirror in Jean Rhys's Fiction. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (2005).
    Description: Twentieth Century Literature Conference
  15. "Why should I have felt shame then?" Sexual Trauma and Shame Affect in The Years. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (2004).
    Description: Twentieth Century Literature Conference: Special Session on Virginia Woolf and Trauma
  16. "What we must remember, what we would forget": Collective Memory, Traumatic Memory and the Genesis of War in Woolf's Between the Acts. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (2003).
    Description: Twentieth Century Literature Conference: Special Session on Virginia Woolf and War
  17. Masochism as Aesthetic. Lake Arrowhead, California (2003).
    Description: University of California Interdisciplinary Consortium on Psychoanalysis
  18. Shame Affect, Phantoms, Encryption: Models for Structuring Traumatic Memory in Virginia Woolf. Smith College, Northhampton, Massachusetts (2003).
    Description: Thirteenth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference
  19. Shame Affect in Virginia Woolf's The Years. University of California, Berkeley (2003).
    Description: Narrative: An International Conference
  20. "A doormat in a world of boots": Jean Rhys and the Masochistic Aesthetic. University of California, Davis (2002).
    Description: Conference: Undisciplined Bodies
  21. Virginia Woolf and the Traumatic Genesis of "Inherited Dread". Sonoma State University, Sonoma, California (2002).
    Description: Twelfth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  22. Gunpowder Plots: Narrative and Sexual Trauma in Virginia Woolf's Work. University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland (2000).
    Description: Ninth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  23. Cock-a-doodle-dum: Psychoanalysis and Woolf Studies. Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire (1997).
    Description: Seventh Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  24. Hymenal Rupture and the Female Imaginary in Virginia Woolf's Work. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (1996).
    Description: Twentieth Century Literature Conference
  25. "Loving you is a man's job, baby": Matrophobia and Homophobia in The Silence of the Lambs. San Diego, California (1993).
    Description: Philological Association of the Pacific Coast
  26. Writing the Body of Virginia Woolf. Lincoln University, Lincoln, Missouri (1993).
    Description: Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  27. Hysteria as Narrative Structure in Katherine Mansfield's "Bliss". Monterey State College, Monterey, California (1993).
    Description: Young Rhetoricians Conference
  28. Finding the Hunger in Hysteria: Freud, Klein, Woolf. Southern Connecticutt State University (1992).
    Description: Second Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  29. Skeletons at the Liberal Feast: The Matrix of Hunger in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (1989).
    Description: Twentieth Century Literature Conference
  30. Virginia Woolf and the Scene of Writing. Rhode Island College (1988).
    Description: Conference: Feminism and Discourse
  31. "What a pity somebody does not play": Dyads, Triads, and Discords in Katherine Mansfield's "Bliss". Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (1986).
    Description: Conference: Feminism and Psychoanalysis

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (11)

  1. "there are always two deaths": Jean Rhys's Haunted Imaginary. University College, London (2016). Conference on Symbolisation
  2. Ghostwriting Wide Sargasso Sea. Goldsmiths College, London (2016). Wide Sargasso Sea: A Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration
  3. The Strange Adventures of Ageing, or Ten Surprising Things I Learned about Ageing from Women Writers. University of Limerick (2015). Keynote, Conference on Women and Ageing
  4. "the feelings are always mine": Chronic Shame and Humiliated Rage in Jean Rhys. University of Geneva (2014). Invited speaker.
  5. Mortified: Representing Women's Shame. National University of Ireland, Galway (2013). Invitation of NUI Galway Gender ARC
  6. From Ghost to Ancestor: Charlotte Bronte, Jean Rhys and the Relational Legacy. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (2007). Invited speaker.
  7. "Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again": "Venetian Tendencies" and Spectral Passions in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2004). Invited speaker.
  8. Cock-a-doodle-dum: Sexology and the Writing of A Room of One's Own. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (1998). Keynote speaker, 8th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
  9. Word Salad: Women Writers and Eating Disorders. University of California, Davis (1996). Invited speaker, Eating Disorders Awareness Week
  10. The Flaw in the Centre: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf's Work. University of California, Santa Barbara (1995). Invited speaker, PCMLA Women's Caucus
  11. Freud, Symptomatic Discourse, and the Writing of Virginia Woolf. Willamette University, Willamette, Oregon (1995). Invited speaker

Radio Programme

  1. Jean Rhys. Commissioned by Open University

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