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Dr Miranda El-Rayess

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PositionLecturer
Email Email: m.el-rayess (@gold.ac.uk)

Dr Miranda El-Rayess's main area of research is late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature and culture, particularly representations of consumer culture and the city. Much of her research to date has focused on the work of Henry James, but she is also interested in twentieth-century women novelists including Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bowen, and Penelope Fitzgerald.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in English, York University
  • MA in English, King's College London
  • PhD in English, University College London (AHRC funded)

Featured work

Books and editions

  • Henry James and the Culture of Consumption. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 2014.
  • Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales. Ed. with Neil Reeve. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Forthcoming.

Essays and chapters

  • 'The Violence of Representation: James, Sargent and the Suffragette’. Critical Quarterly 53.2 (2011): 30-45.
  • ‘Consumer Culture’. Henry James in Context. Ed. David McWhirter.Cambrid
  • '"Something in the ballads which they sang": James's "Rose-Agathe" and Tennyson's The Princess'. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 14.1 (2010): 43-61.

Publications

Book

Henry James and the Culture of Consumption
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2014. Henry James and the Culture of Consumption. Cambridge: CUP. ISBN 978-1107039056

Edited Book

Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales
El-Rayess, Miranda and Reeve, Neil, eds. 2015. Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales. Cambridge: CUP.

Book Section

Consumer Culture
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2010. Consumer Culture. In: David McWhirter, ed. Henry James in Context. Cambridge: CUP. ISBN 978-0521514613

Article

Michael Anesko. Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2012. Michael Anesko. Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship. Times Literary Supplement,

The Violence of Representation: James, Sargent and the Suffragette
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2011. The Violence of Representation: James, Sargent and the Suffragette. Critical Quarterly, 53(2), pp. 30-45. ISSN 0011-1562

Maya Higashi Wakana. Performing the Everyday in Henry James’s Late Novels (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009)
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2010. Maya Higashi Wakana. Performing the Everyday in Henry James’s Late Novels (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009). Times Literary Supplement,

Something in the ballads which they sang"’: James’s ‘Rose-Agathe’ and Tennyson’s The Princess'
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2010. Something in the ballads which they sang"’: James’s ‘Rose-Agathe’ and Tennyson’s The Princess'. Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations, 14(1), pp. 43-61.

Kent Puckett. Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Oxford: OxfordUP, 2008)
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2009. Kent Puckett. Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Oxford: OxfordUP, 2008). Times Literary Supplement,

Thomas J. Otten. A Superficial Reading of Henry James: Preoccupations with the Material World (Columbus: Ohio State University, 2006)
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2006. Thomas J. Otten. A Superficial Reading of Henry James: Preoccupations with the Material World (Columbus: Ohio State University, 2006). Times Literary Supplement,