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Jenni Råback


Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: Refiguring the Sisterhood



I grew up in Finland and began my studies at the University of Vienna in Austria, completing my BA at Queen Mary and MA at UCL. My thesis is provisionally titled ‘Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: Refiguring the Sisterhood’, and it explores Woolf’s representations of her relationship with her sister. I am more widely interested in literary and visual modernisms, feminist criticism, and kinship studies, especially theories of sisterhood and sistering.

I co-run the monthly feminist theory reading group FACT at QMUL with Jade French.

I have also worked in translation and maintain an interest in literary translation.

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I have taught on:

  • ESH213-Modernism
  • ESH110-Literatures in Time: Texts and Contexts from the Eight to the Sixteenth Century
  • ESH125-English in Practice
  • ESH6044-Livelihoods in English



Prof Margaret Reynolds, Prof Scott McCracken