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.
- BA (Hons) in English, York University
- MA in English, King's College London
- PhD in English, University College London (AHRC funded)
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.
El-Rayess, Miranda and Reeve, Neil, eds. Henry James, The Beast in the Jungle and Other Tales. Cambridge: CUP.
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2012. Review of Michael Anesko, Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship. Times Literary Supplement,
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2011. The Violence of Representation: James, Sargent and the Suffragette. Critical Quarterly, 53(2), pp. 30-45. ISSN 0011-1562
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2010. Review of Maya Higashi Wakana, Performing the Everyday in Henry James’s Late Novels (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009). Times Literary Supplement,
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.
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2009. Review of Kent Puckett, Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008). Times Literary Supplement,
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2009. Review of Mary Jean Corbett, Family Likeness: Sex, Marriage and Incest from Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf (Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2008). The Times Literary Supplement, ISSN 0307-661X
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2008. Review of Nancy Armstrong, How Novels Think: The Limits of British Individualism from 1719-1900 (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005). The Times Literary Supplement, ISSN 0307-661X
Conference or Workshop Item
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2015. '"[T]heir backward space": Placing the Past in James's Turn-of-the-Century Fiction'. In: Henry James and Memory. The British Library, United Kingdom 14-16 April 2016.
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2012. '"A pastoral landscape under the smoky sky": Four Encounters in London Parks'. In: Placing Henry James. International conference. University of Notre Dame, United Kingdom.
El-Rayess, Miranda. 2008. '"Something in the ballads which they sang": James's "Rose-Agathe" and Tennyson's The Princess'. In: Henry James's Europe. First International Conference of the European Society of Jamesian Studies. American University of Paris, France 2009.