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Dr. Patricia Moran

Research Interests

My research in recent years brings together my interests in psychology, narrative and female embodiment to show how affect is central to an understanding of female development and female subjectivity. Specifically, I focus on women's novels of artistic development that explore the connections between embodied female subjectivity and affect. I am currently working on two monographs, Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness (under contract with Edinburgh University Press), and States of Mind: Modernist Women Writers and Affect.

Teaching Interests

Modernism; Women's Writing; Feminist and Psychoanalytic Theory

Publications

Books

2007

Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Trauma
Moran, Patricia
(2007) Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, and the Aesthetics of Trauma
New York and England : Palgrave Macmillan

1996

Word of Mouth: Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
Moran, Patricia
(1996) Word of Mouth: Body Language in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
Charlottesville, Virginia : University Press of Virginia

Book Chapters

2015

The Haunting of Jean Rhys
Moran, Patricia and Erica L. Johnson
(2015) The Haunting of Jean Rhys
In Jean Rhys: Twenty-first Century Approaches; Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

2015

"What is a woman? I assure you, I do not know": Woolf and Feminism in the 1920s
Moran, Patricia
(2015) "What is a woman? I assure you, I do not know": Woolf and Feminism in the 1920s
In New Casebook on Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse; Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan

2015

"the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey": Writing as Homeland in Katherine Mansfield
Moran, Patricia
(2015) "the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey": Writing as Homeland in Katherine Mansfield
In Katherine Mansfield and Continental Europe; Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan pp. 202-218

2015

The feelings are always mine: Chronic Shame and Humiliated Rage in Jean Rhys's Fiction
Moran, Patricia
(2015) The feelings are always mine: Chronic Shame and Humiliated Rage in Jean Rhys's Fiction
In Jean Rhys: Twenty-first Century Approaches; Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

2012

Introduction
Erica L. Johnson and Patricia Moran
(2012) Introduction
In The Female Face of Shame; Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press

2012

"Bound and Gagged with Thread": Shame, Female Development, and the Kunstlerroman Tradition in Cora Sandel's The Alberta Trilogy
Moran, Patricia
(2012) "Bound and Gagged with Thread": Shame, Female Development, and the Kunstlerroman Tradition in Cora Sandel's The Alberta Trilogy
In The Female Face of Shame; Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press

2007

Gunpowder Plots: Sexuality and Censorship in Woolf's Later Works
Moran, Patricia
(2007) Gunpowder Plots: Sexuality and Censorship in Woolf's Later Works
In Virginia Woolf and Trauma: Embodied Texts; New York : Pace University Press pp. 179-203

2003

"Scenes of the Apple: Appetite, Desire, Writing"
Tamar Heller and Patricia Moran
(2003) "Scenes of the Apple: Appetite, Desire, Writing"
In Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing; Albany, New York : State University of New York Press pp. 1-42

2003

"A Sinkside, Stoveside, Personal Perspective": Female Authority and Kitchen Space in Contemporary Women's Writing
Moran, Patricia
(2003) "A Sinkside, Stoveside, Personal Perspective": Female Authority and Kitchen Space in Contemporary Women's Writing
In Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing; Albany, New York : State University of New York Press pp. 215-237

1997

The Cat is out of the Bag and it is a Male: Desmond MacCarthy and the Writing of A Room of One's Own
Moran, Patricia
(1997) The Cat is out of the Bag and it is a Male: Desmond MacCarthy and the Writing of A Room of One's Own
In Essays on Transgressive Readings: Reading Over the Lines; Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press pp. 35-55

1993

Elizabeth Tallent
Moran, Patricia
(1993) Elizabeth Tallent
In Dictionary of Literary Biography: Contemporary American Short Story Writers, Post-1945; Michigan : Gale

Edited Books

2015


(2015)
In Jean Rhys: Twenty-first Century Approaches; Moran, Patricia and Erica L. Johnson(Ed.) Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

2013


(2013)
In The Female Face of Shame; Moran, Patricia and Erica L. Johnson(Ed.) Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press

2003


(2003)
In Scenes of the Apple: Food and the Female Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women's Writing; Moran, Patricia and Heller, Tamar(Ed.) Albany, New York : State University of New York Press

Peer Reviewed Journals

2011

The Return of Katherine Mansfield
Moran, Patricia
(2011) The Return of Katherine Mansfield
In Woolf Studies Annual;

2010

Aesthetics of Being: The Unfinished Memoirs of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys
Moran, Patricia
(2010) Aesthetics of Being: The Unfinished Memoirs of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys
In Studies in the Maternal;

2001

Cock-a-doodle-dum: Sexology and the Writing of A Room of One's Own
Moran, Patricia
(2001) Cock-a-doodle-dum: Sexology and the Writing of A Room of One's Own
In Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal;

1998

The Flaw in the Centre: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf's Work
Moran, Patricia
(1998) The Flaw in the Centre: Writing as Hymenal Rupture in Virginia Woolf's Work
In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature;

1992

Virginia Woolf and the Scene of Writing
Moran, Patricia
(1992) Virginia Woolf and the Scene of Writing
In Mfs-Modern Fiction Studies;

1990

Unholy Meanings: Maternity, Orality, and Creativity in Katherine Mansfield
Moran, Patricia
(1990) Unholy Meanings: Maternity, Orality, and Creativity in Katherine Mansfield
In Feminist Studies;

Other Journals

2014

"the sudden mushroom growth of cheap psychoanalysis": Mansfield and Woolf Respond to Psychoanalysis
Moran, Patricia
(2014) "the sudden mushroom growth of cheap psychoanalysis": Mansfield and Woolf Respond to Psychoanalysis
In Virginia Woolf Miscellany; Kathryn Simpson and Melinda Harvey(Ed.)

Conference Publications

2002

Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds
Moran, Patricia
(2002) Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds

1993

Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations
Moran, Patricia
(1993) Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations

Reviewss

2014

Review, Mary Lavin, ed. Elke D'hoker
Moran, Patricia
(2014) Review, Mary Lavin, ed. Elke D'hoker
In Irish Literary Supplement; pp. 18-18

Book Reviews

2012

Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: a centenary volume of essays
Moran, P
(2012) Celebrating Katherine Mansfield: a centenary volume of essays
In Journal Of Postcolonial Writing; pp. 451-453
DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2012.660359

2011

Review of Janet Wilson, Gerri Kimber, and Susan Reid, eds. Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism
Moran, Patricia
(2011) Review of Janet Wilson, Gerri Kimber, and Susan Reid, eds. Katherine Mansfield and Literary Modernism
In The Journal of Postcolonial Literature;

2011

TECHNIQUES FOR LIVING: FICTION AND THEORY IN THE WORK OF CHRISTINE BROOKE-ROSE
Moran, P
(2011) TECHNIQUES FOR LIVING: FICTION AND THEORY IN THE WORK OF CHRISTINE BROOKE-ROSE
In Tulsa Studies In Womens Literature; pp. 190-193

2011

Review of Karen Lawrence, Techniques for Living: Fiction and Theory in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose.
Moran, Patricia
(2011) Review of Karen Lawrence, Techniques for Living: Fiction and Theory in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose.
In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature;

2010

Review of Georgia Johnston, The Formation of Twentieth Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle, and Gertrude Stein.
Moran, Patricia
(2010) Review of Georgia Johnston, The Formation of Twentieth Century Queer Autobiography: Reading Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Hilda Doolittle, and Gertrude Stein.
In Woolf Studies Annual;

2007

Review of Laura Doan and Jane Garrity, eds. Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women, and National Discourse
Moran, Patricia
(2007) Review of Laura Doan and Jane Garrity, eds. Sapphic Modernities: Sexuality, Women, and National Discourse
In Woolf Studies Annual;

2006

Review of Victoria Burrows, Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison; Anne B. Simpson, Territories of the Psyche: The Fiction of Jean Rhys
Moran, Patricia
(2006) Review of Victoria Burrows, Whiteness and Trauma: The Mother Daughter Knot in the Fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison; Anne B. Simpson, Territories of the Psyche: The Fiction of Jean Rhys
In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature;

2005

Review Essay: The Katherine Mansfield Journals: Complete Edition. Ed. Margaret Scott.
Moran, Patricia
(2005) Review Essay: The Katherine Mansfield Journals: Complete Edition. Ed. Margaret Scott.
In Woolf Studies Annual;

2004

REview of Suzanne Juhasz, A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships Between Women; Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton, eds., Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude
Moran, Patricia
(2004) REview of Suzanne Juhasz, A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships Between Women; Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton, eds., Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude
In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature;

2003

Review of Janet Theophano, Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote
Moran, Patricia
(2003) Review of Janet Theophano, Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote
In Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature;

2003

Review Essay: Women's Writing and World War One
Moran, Patricia
(2003) Review Essay: Women's Writing and World War One
In National Women's Studies Association Journal. Special Issue: Gender and Modernism Between the Wars;

2003

Review of Suzy McKee Charnas, My Father's Ghost: The Return of My Old Man and other Second Chances
Moran, Patricia
(2003) Review of Suzy McKee Charnas, My Father's Ghost: The Return of My Old Man and other Second Chances
In The Women's Review of Books;

2003

Review of Katherine Dalsimer, Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer
Moran, Patricia
(2003) Review of Katherine Dalsimer, Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer
In Woolf Studies Annual;

1996

Review of Laura Doyle, Bordering on the Body
Moran, Patricia
(1996) Review of Laura Doyle, Bordering on the Body
In Modern Fiction Studies;

1988

Review of Susan Rubin Suleiman, ed. The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives
Moran, Patricia
(1988) Review of Susan Rubin Suleiman, ed. The Female Body in Western Culture: Contemporary Perspectives
In Journal of Religion;