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Anne Fernald

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Special Advisor to the Provost for Faculty Development

B.A., Wellesley College; M.A. and Ph.D., Yale University

Research and Teaching Interests: Composition and rhetoric; the essay; British modernism; twentieth-century anglophone literature; feminist literature, criticism, and theory; Virginia Woolf

About Anne Fernald

Anne Fernald is the author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (Palgrave, 2006) and the editor of a textual edition of Mrs. Dalloway for Cambridge University Press (2014). She edited a special issue of Mfs: Modern Fiction Studies on Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies, and Feminist Theory (June 2013). Her articles have appeared in Feminist Studies, Modern Fiction Studies, Guernica (online), Open Letters Monthly (online), and multiple edited collections. In June of 2009, she organized the 19th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, hosted at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus and focusing on the theme of Woolf and the City. Her work pays particular attention to the essay, and this research focus informs her work as the Writing Director (in charge of first-year composition classes) at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. Her website is