Stanton B. Garner, Jr.
Bloomsbury Press, 2023
University of Tennessee Press, 2021
Cambridge University Press, 2019
W.W. Norton, 2021
Lindsay Young Professor of English Associate Professor
Urmila Seshagiri is Lindsay Young Professor of English and affiliate faculty in Global Studies. She is the author of Race and the Modernist Imagination (Cornell UP, 2010) and is writing a book about the complex legacy of modernist aesthetics in contemporary literature and culture, provisionally titled Still Shocking: Modernism and Fiction in the 21st Century. A Virginia Woolf scholar, Professor Seshagiri is preparing the first scholarly edition of Woolf’s memoir Sketch of the Past for Cornell UP as well as an Oxford World’s Classics centenary edition of Woolf’s 1922 novel Jacob’s Room (Oxford UP) and a Norton Library edition of To the Lighthouse (W. W. Norton & Co.). Her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, the New York Public Library, the Harry Ransom Center, the National Humanities Center, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. At the University of Tennessee, she has been a Fellow of the UT Humanities Center. She serves as the Out of the Archives Editor for Feminist Modernist Studies, and her work appears in a range of journals and edited collections including PMLA, Modernism/ modernity, Cultural Critique, and The Oxford Handbook to Virginia Woolf. She is a contributor to Public Books and the Los Angeles Review of Books.