Elizabeth Anderson holds a PhD in Literature, Theology and the Arts and English Literature (2011) and a MLitt in Modernities (2007) from the University of Glasgow and a BA in English from Kenyon College (2001). She held a research fellowship at the University of Stirling before taking up a post as Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Aberdeen in 2017.
My primary research area is modern and contemporary women's writing, religion and spirituality and feminist theory.
I also have a teaching and research interest in anglophone children's literature (mid-nineteenth century to the present).
I would welcome enquires to supervise phd students in the following areas: modernism, late nineteenth and twentieth century women's writing, feminist theory, children's literature, life-writing, literature and religion.
I am currently accepting PhDs in English.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
My recent research project explored spirituality and things in the work of four modernist women writers: Mary Butts, Virginia Woolf, H.D. and Gwendolyn Brooks. I am currently working on a project on women writers, everyday spirituality and place.
I teach on the following courses:
EL1513 Controversial Classics
EL1536 Rethinking Reading
EL30FF Modernism: Make it New
EL30/35JS Anglo-American Children's Literature
EL40/45JA Wandering Women: Literature, Place and Environment
I also contribute to the MLitts in Literatures, Environments and Places and English Language and Literature.
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Liminal Spaces and Spiritual Practice in Naomi Mitchison, Keri Hulme and Lorna GoodisonThe Edinburgh Companion to Modernism, Myth and Religion. Edinburgh University Press, pp. 389-403, 15 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Material Spirituality in Modernist Women’s WritingBloomsbury Academic, London. 224 pagesBooks and Reports: Books
Reading the world’s liveliness: animist ecologies in Indigenous knowledges, new materialism and women’s writingFeminist Modernist Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 205-216Contributions to Journals: Articles
Perpetual Departure: Sacred Space and Urban Pilgrimage in Woolf's EssaysReligion, Secularism and the Spirtual Paths of Virginia Woolf. Groover, K. K. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 109-130, 21 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
H.D.’s Tapestry: Embroidery, William Morris and The Sword Went Out to SeaModernist Cultures, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 226-248Contributions to Journals: Articles
‘Darkness and Dirt: mysticism and materiality in The Years and Between the Acts’Virginia Woolf and Heritage. de Gay, J., Breckin, T., Reus, A. (eds.). 1 edition. Clemson University Press, pp. 102-108, 7 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Ursula Le Guin and the Theological AlterityLiterature and Theology, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 182-197Contributions to Journals: Articles
Childish Things: Spirituality, Materiality and Creativity in Mary Butts's The Crystal CabinetModernist Women Writers and Spirituality. Anderson, E., Radford, A., Walton, H. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-151, 16 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing DarknessBooks and Reports: Anthologies
The Consolation of Things: domestic objects in H.D.’s writing from the Second World WarLIR.journal, vol. 4, pp. 167-82Contributions to Journals: Articles