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Professor Sally Alexander

Staff details

PositionProfessor of Modern History
Department History
Email s.alexander (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7490
Professor Sally Alexander

Founding editor of History Workshop Journal, (HWJ); co-ed issues 71, 72, 2011 with Alun Howkins.  Member of the advisory of The Raphael Samuel Centre at Birkbeck, QMUL and UEL; Advisory of Psychoanalysis and History.

Academic qualifications

Diploma in History - Ruskin College, Oxford
BA History - University College, London
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Research Interests

I'm working on the history of psychoanalysis in Britain, the history of feminism and social movements; memory and subjectivity are longstanding interests. I'm part of an international research group based at the European University, 'Quest for Welfare and Democracy'.

Publications

Edited Book

History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past
Alexander, Sally A. and Taylor, Barbara, eds. 2013. History and Psyche: Culture, Psychoanalysis and the Past. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0230113855

Edited Journal

History’s Value?
Alexander, Sally A. and Howkins, Alun, eds. 2011. History’s Value?.

Digital Sources, Access and ‘History of a Nation’?
Alexander, Sally A. and Howkins, Alun, eds. 2011. Digital Sources, Access and ‘History of a Nation’?.

Book Section

Winnicott and the social democratic vision
Alexander, Sally A.. 2016. Winnicott and the social democratic vision. In: Matt ffytche and Daniel Pick, eds. Psychoanalysis in the Age of Totalitarianism. Routledge. ISBN 9781138793897

‘Memory-talk: 20thc century London Childhoods’
Alexander, Sally A.. 2010. ‘Memory-talk: 20thc century London Childhoods’. In: Susannah Radstone and Bill Schwartz, eds. Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. Fordham University Press. ISBN 978-0823232604

Article

The Fantasy of Feminist History, by Joan Wallach Scott (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011; 200pp); reviewed by Sally Alexander ‘… BUT NO MORE ROMANCE …’
Alexander, Sally A.. 2015. The Fantasy of Feminist History, by Joan Wallach Scott (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011; 200pp); reviewed by Sally Alexander ‘… BUT NO MORE ROMANCE …’. Psychoanalysis and History, 17(1), pp. 132-138. ISSN 1460-8235

Generational memory and 20th-century lives
Alexander, Sally A.. 2014. Generational memory and 20th-century lives. Families, Relationships and Societies, 3(3), 491-494(4). ISSN 2046-7435

Desert Island Texts? Sally Alexander on Margaret Drabble's The Garrick Year
Alexander, Sally A.. 2010. Desert Island Texts? Sally Alexander on Margaret Drabble's The Garrick Year. Women: A Cultural Review, 21(1), pp. 10-74. ISSN 0957-4042

‘"Do Grandmas have husbands?" Generational Memories’
Alexander, Sally A.. 2009. ‘"Do Grandmas have husbands?" Generational Memories’. Oral History Review, 36(2), pp. 159-176. ISSN 0094-0798

The Witch and the Child: Women's Historical Writing and the Unconscious
Alexander, Sally A.. 2007. The Witch and the Child: Women's Historical Writing and the Unconscious. Women a Cultural Review, 18(3), pp. 327-344. ISSN 14701367

A New Civilisation? London Surveyed 1928-40
Alexander, Sally A.. 2007. A New Civilisation? London Surveyed 1928-40. History Workshop Journal, 64(1), pp. 297-320. ISSN 13633554

Eleanor Marx's Political Legacy - self sacrifice or self-realisation?
Alexander, Sally A.. 2007. Eleanor Marx's Political Legacy - self sacrifice or self-realisation? Women s History Review, 16(4), pp. 595-616. ISSN 09612025

Conference or Workshop Item

War of Nerves: Women and the New Age
Alexander, Sally A.. 2003. 'War of Nerves: Women and the New Age'. In: Inaugural Lecture. UNDEFINED 3/1/2003.