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Anna Snaith

Professor Anna Snaith

Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature

Research interests

  • Literature

Biography

After studying at the University of Toronto (BA) and University College London (PhD), I started work at King's in 2003. I was Head of Department between 2020 and 2022.

Research Interests and PhD supervision

  • Virginia Woolf
  • Modernist women writers
  • Modernism and colonialism
  • Literary sound studies

I would be interested in hearing from prospective doctoral students in any of these areas or modernism more broadly. I am currently working on a Leverhulme-funded monograph entitled, 'Noisescapes: Writing Sound in Interwar Britain.' My edited volume, Sound and Literature, was published with Cambridge University Press in 2020 and I co-organised a major conference on 'Sounding Modernism' at King's in June 2023.

For more details, please see my full research profile.

Teaching

  • Modernism
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Literary sound studies

Expertise and Public Engagement

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Modernism/modernity
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Woolf Studies Annual
  • Former member of the AHRC Peer Review College
  • I was a keynote speaker at the School of Advanced Study Postgraduate Conference in 2023
  • I gave the 2019 Annual Lecture at the Centre for Modernist Cultures, University of Birmingham
  • Contributor to 'The Noisy Page' (Radio 4) produced by Cathy FitzGerald
  • Keynote Speaker at ‘Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History’, Université de Rouen,
  • 2018 Speaker at Virginia Woolf Exhibition, Tate St. Ives,
  • 2018 Collaboration with Deborah Pearson on ‘The Filibuster’, a 12-hour durational performance by female-identified actors, as part of Somerset House’s, Arts in Society series
  • Keynote Speaker at 'Virginia Woolf and the World of Books', University of Reading, 2017
  • 2017 Member of the New Modernist Editing Network (PI Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow)

Selected publications

My previous major publications include a scholarly edition of Woolf's The Years for the Cambridge University Press Edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, a monograph, Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London 1890-1945 (CUP), which was shortlisted for the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize, and an edition of A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas for Oxford World's Classics.

    Research

    academic books
    King's Contemporary British History

    The study of Contemporary British History goes back to the 1960s, and was consolidated with the establishment of the Institute of Contemporary British History in 1985 by (Sir) Anthony Seldon and (Lord) Peter Hennessy. The Institute moved to King’s College London in 2010, and the new King’s Contemporary British History builds on this by creating a larger and more diverse enterprise, building on that distinguished tradition.

    virginia woolf statue
    WoolfNotes

    WoolfNotes is a digitised archive providing high quality images of Virginia Woolf's reading and research notes, her last substantial body of unpublished work.

    Project status: Ongoing

    News

    Virginia Woolf's reading and research archive project moves to King's

    King’s is the new home for WoolfNotes, a digital humanities project bringing Virginia Woolf’s reading and research notes into the public domain.

    virginia woolf

    Leverhulme Trust Fellowships awarded to English Professors

    Professor Anna Snaith and Professor Kélina Gotman from the Department of English have been awarded Research Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust.

    english other books

    Events

    09Jul240709 woolfnotes celebration event

    WoolfNotes at King's College London Celebration Event

    King's College London is the new institutional home of WoolfNotes, an online resource that brings into the public domain Virginia Woolf’s last remaining...

    22JunSounding Modernism thumbn

    Sounding Modernism

    An interdisciplinary conference

    Please note: this event has passed.

      Research

      academic books
      King's Contemporary British History

      The study of Contemporary British History goes back to the 1960s, and was consolidated with the establishment of the Institute of Contemporary British History in 1985 by (Sir) Anthony Seldon and (Lord) Peter Hennessy. The Institute moved to King’s College London in 2010, and the new King’s Contemporary British History builds on this by creating a larger and more diverse enterprise, building on that distinguished tradition.

      virginia woolf statue
      WoolfNotes

      WoolfNotes is a digitised archive providing high quality images of Virginia Woolf's reading and research notes, her last substantial body of unpublished work.

      Project status: Ongoing

      News

      Virginia Woolf's reading and research archive project moves to King's

      King’s is the new home for WoolfNotes, a digital humanities project bringing Virginia Woolf’s reading and research notes into the public domain.

      virginia woolf

      Leverhulme Trust Fellowships awarded to English Professors

      Professor Anna Snaith and Professor Kélina Gotman from the Department of English have been awarded Research Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust.

      english other books

      Events

      09Jul240709 woolfnotes celebration event

      WoolfNotes at King's College London Celebration Event

      King's College London is the new institutional home of WoolfNotes, an online resource that brings into the public domain Virginia Woolf’s last remaining...

      22JunSounding Modernism thumbn

      Sounding Modernism

      An interdisciplinary conference

      Please note: this event has passed.