Alice Wood (2001) is a lecturer at Portsmouth University, and a specialist in the writings of Virginia Woolf.
She discovered her talent as a poet through workshops at the Hall, and contributed to the publication Synergies. Her interest in Virginia Woolf grew out of an option she took for Finals.
Having studied for an MA at Aberystwyth, she went on to complete a PhD on Woolf at De Montfort University. Her monograph, Virginia Woolf’s Late Cultural Criticism, was published by Bloomsbury in 2013, and will be came out in papaerback in 2015. Here she explores the development of Woolf’s cultural criticism in the final decade of the novelist’s life, particularly the fusion of her feminism and her pacifism, by examining the early drafts of The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the Acts.
Alice’s first job was at Portsmouth University, but she has now returned to Leicester, where she has a lectureship at De Montfort University.