Professor Bryony Randall
- Professor of Modernist Literature / Dean of Graduate Studies (English Literature)
Bryony Randall is Professor of Modernist Literature. Her primary research interests are in modernist narrative fiction, 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.
Professor Randall 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, currently directs the ARHC-funded Imprints of the New Modernist Editing impact and engagement project, and is co-director of the Textual Editing Lab at the University of Glasgow.
Her monograph Modernism, Daily Time and Everyday Life was 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. Other 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. (2018) The day of Orlando. In: Högberg, E. and Bromley, A. (eds.) Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474414609 (doi:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.001.0001)
Randall, B. (2016) A day’s time: the one-day novel and the temporality of the everyday. New Literary History, 47(4), pp. 591-610. (doi: 10.1353/nlh.2016.0031)
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
Professor Randall welcomes postgraduate research proposals in any of her areas of interest. She is currently co-supervising projects on topics including Virginia Woolf and utopia; the feminist politics of the work of Mina Loy; Sapphic modernisms; and a digital creative writing project on the women's short story cycle. 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.