Exploring Twentieth Century Literature

Alice Wood

In her spare time, Alice enjoys baking, reading poetry, taking trips to the theatre and also likes to hike.

Name: Dr Alice Wood
Position: Lecturer in English
Faculty: Art, Design & Humanities

Research Topic: Twentieth Century Literature

About Dr Alice Wood
Dr Alice Wood joined the English department at De Montfort University in 2014 after previously teaching at Portsmouth University.


  • BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
  • MA Literary Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • PhD in English Literature, De Montfort University

Research Area
Dr Wood’s research focuses on twentieth-century literature, in particular: British Modernism and its cultural contexts, Literary Responses to World War II, Women’s Writing, Feminist Theory and Gender Studies. She is the author of Virginia Woolf’s Late Cultural Criticism (Bloomsbury 2013), which is a genetic survey of Woolf’s latest work. Also, she has published articles on Woolf’s literary and cultural criticism.

Research Aims
Dr Wood’s current research explores the relationship between modernism and its diverse publics. She examines the treatment of modernism and national identity in British women’s magazines of the interwar period. Through the study of magazines such as early British Good Housekeeping, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, her research explores the valuable insights offered by these diverse women’s periodicals into the cultural and literary history of the 1920s and 1930s. Alice is will be continuing her research into Virginia Woolf with a project on the manuscript and typescript drafts of Woolf’s unfinished autobiography, ‘A Sketch of the Past’.

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