Dr Miranda El-Rayess

Staff details

Position Lecturer
Email m.el-rayess (@gold.ac.uk)
Dr Miranda El-Rayess

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 University Press, 2014.
  • The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales. Ed. with Neil Reeve. Vol. 27 of The Complete Fiction of Henry James. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 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. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. 126-137.
  • '"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.