Dr Clara Jones
Lecturer in Modern Literature
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 1375
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 6.26 Virginia Woolf Building
London WC2B 6LE
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Research interests and PhD supervision
I joined the English department at King’s in September 2014 after completing a PhD at Queen Mary University of London, where I also taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Virginia Woolf, Feminism and inter-war fiction.
- Virginia Woolf studies
- Modernist studies
- Literature of the suffrage campaign
- Interwar literature and culture
My research on Virginia Woolf centres on the relationship between her political and literary practice. An article about my discovery of an unpublished sketch by Woolf in the New York Morgan Library appears in the 2014 edition of Woolf Studies Annual. This article focuses on Woolf’s (often vexed) attitudes towards class and her treatment of working-class voices. Woolf’s class and gender politics are also concerns of my first monograph,Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist. This book rescues the details of Woolf's political activism and social participation with organisations including the People's Suffrage Federation, the Women’s Co-operative Guild and the National Federation of Women's Institutes.
I am currently in the early stages of a new project about the literature, culture and politics of the inter-war countryside.
For more details, please see my full research profile.
- Virginia Woolf: Ambivalent Activist (Edbinburgh University Press, 2016 [reissued as a paperback 2017])
- Co-edited with Emily J. Hogg, Influence and Inheritance in Feminist English Studies (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015)
- “Virginia Woolf’s 1931 ‘Cook Sketch’”, Woolf Studies Annual, 20 (2014), 1-24
- “Virginia Woolf and Libraries at Risk”, Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 37 (May 2011) (Julia Briggs Memorial Prize Essay 2011)
Expertise and public engagement
In the 2014-15 I am teaching on the following modules:
- 4AAEA003 Reading Poetry
- 5AAEC002 Autobiography and Modern Self-Representation
- 5AAEB060 Mapping Modernism
- 5AAEC011 Literature and Impressionism
I am also convening 4AAEA002 Writing London.
2013 invited lecture at the first Clarissa Dalloway's Day Walk co-organised by Women's History Month and the Literary London Reading Group.