Anne E. Fernald

I am the author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (2006), editor of the Cambridge University Press Mrs. Dalloway (2014), editor of a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies on Women’s Fiction, New Modernist Studies and Feminism (Summer 2013). I teach English and Women's Studies at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus where I served as the Writing Director (in charge of freshman Composition & Rhetoric) for over a decade. I am currently (AY 2017-18) Acting Associate Dean of Arts & Sciences Faculty. From May 2015 to May 2017, I served as President of the Faculty Senate. I grew up in Seattle and am a proud alum of Garfield High School and Wellesley College. Now, I live with my husband and our two daughters in New Jersey.



  • Spring 2016: Senior Values Seminar: Literature of Peace and War
  • Fall 2015: Practicum only
  • Spring 2015: research leave
  • Fall 2014: The Literature of World War I
  • Spring 2014: Experimental History & Literature course for ESL students
  • Fall 2013: Transatlantic Modern Women (faculty exchange at The Juilliard School
  • I also co-teach the teaching practicum (for GSAS Ph.D. candidates every semester


Email: fernald [at] fordham [dot] edu

English Department, Lowenstein 924 

Fordham University, LIncoln Center

113 W 60th St.

New York NY 10023

Courtesy  Matters Magazine  (2013). Click on the image for an article about me.

Courtesy Matters Magazine (2013). Click on the image for an article about me.


    • Yale University, Ph.D. December 1994
    • Wellesley College, B.A. June 1988   

    Books & editions

    • Editor, The Cambridge Edition of Mrs. Dalloway. (Cambridge, 2014).
    • Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (Palgrave 2006).
    • Co-editor, The Norton Reader, 13th edition, with Linda Peterson, John Brereton, Melissa Goldthwaite, and Joe Bizup. 2011. (14th edition in progress)

    Selected Articles

    • “Woolf and Intertextuality,” Virginia Woolf in Context. Susan Sellers and Jane Goldman, eds. Cambridge UP.  2012. 52-64.
    • "Modernism and Tradition," Approaching Modernism, Astradur Eysteinsson and Vivian Liska, eds. A Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages. vol. 21. Antwerp: John Benjamins, 2007. 157-71.
    • “Woolfian Resonances,” Blackwell Literature Compass. 4.1 (January 2007).
    • "A Feminist Public Sphere? Virginia Woolf's Revisions of the Eighteenth Century," Feminist Studies. 31.1 (Spring 2005): 158-82.
    • "Out of It: Alienation and Coercion in D. H. Lawrence," Modern Fiction Studies 49.2 (2003) 183-203
    • A Room of One’s Own, Personal Criticism, and the Essay,” Twentieth Century Literature. 40. 2 (Summer 1994): 165-89.

    Selected Conference Papers and Talks

    • 2012      “Modernist Women Writers and the Big Bad Woolf,” British Women’s Writers Conference, Boulder
    • 2011      “Mrs. Dalloway and The Common Reader,” Colloquio Internacional Montevideana VII, Montevideo, Uruguay
    • 2010      “Taxi! The Modern Taxicab as Feminist Heterotopia,” MSA, Victoria, B.C.
    • 2010      “On Traffic Lights and Full Stops: Editing Mrs. Dalloway," New York Public Library
    • 2010      “Rethinking Rethinking the Assignment: Putting Student Writing at the Center of the WAC Workshop,” CCCC, Louisville
    • 2009      “Semi-colons and Major Changes: Editing Mrs. Dalloway,” Society for Textual Studies, New York


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