Dr Bryony Randall
- Senior Lecturer (English Literature)
Dr Bryony Randall is Senior Lecturer in English Literature. Her primary research interests are in modernist literature, particularly the early modernist period; editing modernism; and literature and the everyday. She has related interests in literary theory (particularly feminist and materialist approaches); women’s writing; literature and work; and literature and time.
She is co-General editor with Jane Goldman and Susan Sellers of the Cambridge University Press edition of the Works of Virginia Woolf, and is also co-editing with Laura Marcus the CUP edition of Virginia Woolf's short fiction. She is editing The Trap for the forthcoming Oxford University Press edition of Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage. She was PI on the AHRC funded network on the New Modernist Editing, 2016-17: https://newmodernistediting.wordpress.com/. Her first book, Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life is published by Cambridge University Press (2007); she is co-editor with Jane Goldman of Virginia Woolf in Context (CUP, 2013); and she has published on a range of authors and topics in modernist and protomodernist literature including Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, Gertrude Stein, H.D., and fin de siècle short fiction. She is co-founder and treasurer of the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies, and is on the editorial board of the journal Pilgrimages: the journal of Dorothy Richardson studies. Ongoing research interests include the working woman writer 1880-1920, exploring the relationships between work, writing and gender in the early modernist period; and the one-day novel in twentieth and twenty-first century literature.
Randall, B. (2013) Writing parties: Virginia Woolf's texts as guests. In: The Modernist Party. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 95-111. ISBN 9780748647316
Dr Randall welcomes postgraduate research proposals in any of her areas of interest. She is currently co-supervising projects on topics including Virginia Woolf and the institution, the feminist politics of the work of Mina Loy, the novels of Nan Shepherd. She has also co-supervised projects on Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage as double autobiography, the politics of aesthetics in modernist fiction, H.D. and mysticism, contemporary literature and work, and a creative/critical project on realism. She particularly welcomes any students interested in working on modernism and editing, or literature and the everyday.