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Professor Anna Snaith

Anna_SnaithProfessor of Twentieth-Century Literature

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2174
Address Department of English
King's College London
Room 7.39 Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

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After studying at the University of Toronto and University College London, I worked initially at Anglia Ruskin University and came to King's in 2003. I teach and research in the modernist period, with particular expertise on Virginia Woolf, modernism and colonialism, modernist women writers, and sound studies.

My recent publications include a scholarly edition of Woolf’s The Years for the Cambridge University Press Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf (general editors: Jane Goldman and Susan Sellers). My edition of A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas for Oxford World’s Classics was published in 2015. My monograph, 'Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1945' (Cambridge University Press, 2014), looks at the intersection of anticolonialism and feminism in writing by women who traveled to London from India, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa during the modernist period.

I am currently working on a project on interwar literary modernism and and noise, and am editing a volume on 'Literature and Sound' for Cambridge University Press. 

Research interests and PhD supervision

I would be interested in hearing from prospective doctoral students working in the following areas:

  • Virginia Woolf
  • Jean Rhys
  • Modernism and colonialism
  • Modernism and sound
  • Women modernists
For more details, please see my full research profile.
Selected publications
  • (ed.) A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. Oxford World’s Classics, 2015.
  • Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1945. Cambridge University Press. 2014.
  • The Years. Cambridge Edition of Virginia Woolf. Cambridge University Press. General Editors, Jane Goldman and Susan Sellers. 2012.
  • Locating Woolf: The Politics of Space and Place. Co-edited with Michael Whitworth. Palgrave, 2007.
  • (ed.) Palgrave Advances in Virginia Woolf Studies. Palgrave, 2007.

For a complete list of publications, please see my full research profile.


I currently teach on or convene the following modules:


  • Mapping Modernism
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Reading Poetry


  • Modernist Soundscapes
Expertise and public engagement
  • Plenary Speaker at 'Virginia Woolf and the World of Books', University of Reading
  • 2017 Member of the New Modernist Editing Network (PI Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow)
  • Member of Editorial Board of Woolf Studies Annual
  • Member of AHRC Peer Review College




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