BA (Kenyon College), MLitt (Glasgow), PhD (Glasgow)

Senior Lecturer

Accepting PhDs

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School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture


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.


Research Overview

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.

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in English.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs

Current Research

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.


Teaching Responsibilities

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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  • Virginia Woolf and the Modernist Sacred

    Anderson, S.
    The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf, Modernism and Religion. McIntire, G., de Gay, J. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Liminal Spaces and Spiritual Practice in Naomi Mitchison, Keri Hulme and Lorna Goodison

    Anderson, S.
    The Edinburgh Companion to Modernism, Myth and Religion. Hobson, S., Radford, A. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 389-403, 15 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Material Spirituality in Modernist Women’s Writing

    Anderson, E.
    Bloomsbury Academic, London. 224 pages
    Books and Reports: Books
  • Reading the world’s liveliness: animist ecologies in Indigenous knowledges, new materialism and women’s writing

    Anderson, E.
    Feminist Modernist Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 205-216
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Perpetual Departure: Sacred Space and Urban Pilgrimage in Woolf's Essays

    Anderson, S. E.
    Religion, Secularism and the Spirtual Paths of Virginia Woolf. Groover, K. K. (ed.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 109-130, 21 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • H.D.’s Tapestry: Embroidery, William Morris and The Sword Went Out to Sea

    Anderson, E.
    Modernist Cultures, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 226-248
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • ‘Darkness and Dirt: mysticism and materiality in The Years and Between the Acts’

    Anderson, S. E.
    Virginia Woolf and Heritage: Selected Papers from the 26th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. de Gay, J., Breckin, T., Reus, A. (eds.). 1 edition. Clemson University Press, pp. 102-108, 7 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Ursula Le Guin and the Theological Alterity

    Anderson, E.
    Literature and Theology, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 182-197
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Childish Things: Spirituality, Materiality and Creativity in Mary Butts's The Crystal Cabinet

    Anderson, S. E.
    Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: a piercing darkness. Anderson, E., Radford, A., Walton, H. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-151, 16 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Modernist Women Writers and Spirituality: A Piercing Darkness

    Anderson, E. (ed.), Radford, A. (ed.), Walton, H. (ed.)
    Books and Reports: Anthologies
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