I am a playwright and Senior Lecturer in English and European Literature here at Bath Spa University. My central interests lie in the period from the accession of Victoria to the throne in 1837 to the 1940s with a special emphasis on drama and women’s writing more generally. I am particularly drawn to the work of the Bloomsbury Group and am currently exploring their connections to the theatrical world of their times. I teach all years and am Year 3 tutor.
I welcome PhD student proposals in any of my specialist areas.
- PhD, English Literature - University of St Andrews
- MA (1st Class Hons), English Language and Literature - University of St Andrews
- Fellow - Higher Education Academy
- Modernist Studies Association
- British Association of Modernist Studies
- British and European Modernism
- Victorian and Edwardian drama
- The Bloomsbury Group
- Women's writing (1837-1949)
I teach on the following modules:
- ENG4001 - Critical Reading 2: Romance and Revolution (Co-ordinator)
- ENG4102 - From Modernism to the Naughties (Co-ordinator)
- ENG5102 - Revolutions in Realism
- ENG5105 - The Victorian Spectacular: Producing the Modern
- ENG6101 - Modernist Networks (Co-ordinator)
- ENG6107 - More than Muses: Women, Work and Art
- ENG6105 - Literature and Psychology
- ENG6001 - The English Project
My play Vanessa and Virginia has been nominated for five Off West End Awards including Best New Play and Most Promising Playwright, and has been published by Play Dead Press. It has also toured internationally, the most recent performance has been staged in Japan. The tour has included talks at academic conferences and post-show QandA sessions.
I welcome PhD proposals in any of my areas of expertise. These include The Bloomsbury Group and Victorian, Edwardian and Modernist drama.
Research and academic outputs
Wright, E.H (2014) Bloomsbury influences. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. ISBN 9781443854344
Wright, E.H (2013) Vanessa and Virginia: a play in one act. Playdead Press, Portsmouth. ISBN 9780957526624
Wright, E.H (2011) Virginia Woolf. Hesperus. ISBN 9781843919094
Wright, E.H (2020) '“Cry with the pack and kill what we fear”: Woolf ’s pacifism and contemporary women dramatists.' In: Mildenberg, A and Novillo-Corvalán, P, eds. Virginia Woolf, Europe and peace. Vol 1: transnational circulations. Clemson University Press, Clemson, SC, pp. 129-144. ISBN 9781949979350
Wright, E.H (2019) 'Women, drama and print culture 1890–1929.' In: Binckes, F and Snyder, C, eds. Women, periodicals and print culture in Britain, 1890s-1920s: the modernist period. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 92-105. ISBN 9781474450645
Wright, E.H and Goldman, J (2016) 'The Cambridge Woolf.' In: Acheson, J, ed. Virginia Woolf's 'Mrs Dalloway' and 'To the lighthouse': a new casebook. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137430823
Wright, E.H (2015) 'The resurrection of the author: on 'Virginia Woolf in Manhattan'.' In: Dillon, S and Edwards, C, eds. Maggie Gee: critical essays. Gylphi, Canterbury, pp. 229-260. ISBN 9781780240336
Wright, E.H (2012) 'Woolf and theatre.' In: Randall, B and Goldman, J, eds. Virginia Woolf in context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107003613
Wright, E.H (2011) 'Painting in prose: performing the artist in Susan Sellers' 'Vanessa and Virginia'.' In: Collins, L and Rush, E, eds. Making sense: for an effective aesthetics. European connections (33). Peter Lang, pp. 133-140. ISBN 9783034307178
Wright, E.H (2011) 'Bloomsbury at play.' In: Woolf studies annual. Pace University Press, New York. ISBN 9781935625056
Wright, E.H (2007) 'Performing the self: Woolf as actress and audience.' In: Burrells, A, Ellis, S, Parsons, D and Simpson, K, eds. Woolfian boundaries. Clemson University Digital Press. ISBN 9780979606618
Wright, E.H, King, R.J and Jackson, C (2015) '"She became a ship passing in the night": charting Virginia Woolf's 'The voyage out'.' The Nautilus, VI (Spring). pp. 55-93.
Wright, E.H (2014) '“The girl-novel”: Conrad’s 'Chance' and Woolf’s 'The voyage out’.' The Conradian, 39 (1). ISSN 0951-2314
Wright, E.H (2010) 'Re-interpreting 'The master builder': a response to J.S. Hurst.' Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46 (3). pp. 297-309. ISSN 0015-8518
Wright, E.H (2009) 'Virginia Woolf, 'The common readers' and the common reader.' Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 32 (Sept). pp. 31-35. ISSN 1465-2579
‘One always catches the "frou-frou" of the leading actress’ skirts’: Virginia Woolf’s dramatic journalism
Wright, E.H (2017) ‘One always catches the "frou-frou" of the leading actress’ skirts’: Virginia Woolf’s dramatic journalism. In: International Virginia Woolf Conference, 28 June - 2 July 2017, Reading University, UK.
Wright, E.H (2016) 'The waves' as feminist poetic play. In: International Virginia Woolf Conference, 16 - 19 June 2016, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, UK.
Sellers, S and Wright, E.H (2011) Adapting Susan Sellers' 'Vanessa and Virginia' for the stage. In: Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, 9-12 June 2011, University of Glasglow, Scotland.
Wright, E.H (2011) Bloomsbury at play. In: 'What Signifies A Theatre?' Conference, 17-18 June 2011, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Wright, E.H (2011) Adapting Susan Sellers' 'Vanessa and Virginia' for the stage. In: Virginia Woolf in the 21st Century, 12 February 2011, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Wright, E.H (2010) Adapting Susan Sellers' 'Vanessa and Virginia' for the stage. In: Unlacing Orlando Symposium, 3 November 2010, Tramway, Glasgow.
Wright, E.H (2009) Street theatre: the drama of London in Woolf's fiction. In: Woolf and the City: Nineteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, 4-7 June 2009, Fordham University, New York City, US.
Wright, E.H (2008) "A scene from the past": Virginia Woolf and dramatised memory. In: Symposium: Memory, Mourning and Landscape, 9 June 2008, University of Glasglow, Scotland.
Wright, E.H (2006) "Ee um fah um so": the primitive underscoring of Virginia Woolf's fiction. In: Sound Effects: the Oral/Aural Dimensions of Literatures in English, 5-8 July 2006, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Wright, E.H (2006) Woolf as actress and audience. In: Woolfian Boundaries: 16th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, 22-25 June 2006, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham, England.
Wright, E.H (2016) Tom's Quest. Kingswood Community Centre, 22 - 30 January 2016.
Wright, E.H (2013) Vanessa and Virginia. Riverside Studios, London, March/April 2013.
Wright, E.H (2021) Alice Kelly, Commemorative modernisms: women writers, death, and the First World War [book review]. Literature & History, 30 (1). pp. 99-101. ISSN 2050-4594
Wright, E.H (2015) Virginia Woolf and music [book review]. Women: A Cultural Review, 26 (1-2). pp. 185-188. ISSN 0957-4042
Wright, E.H (2014) Virginia Woolf at the National Portrait Gallery [exhibition review]. Women: A Cultural Review, 25 (4). pp. 429-430. ISSN 0957-4042
Wright, E.H (2008) 'Vanessa and Virginia' by Susan Sellers [book review]. Virginia Woolf Bulletin, 29. pp. 54-57. ISSN 1465-2579
Wright, E.H (2006) Histories of pregnancy [book review]. Women: A Cultural Review, 17 (3). pp. 381-384. ISSN 0957-4042