Patricia Laurence

Writer, Professor, Critic

Patricia Laurence is a writer, critic, and professor of English at the City University of New York. She has written widely on Virginia Woolf, transnational Modernism, Bloomsbury, contemporary novelists, modernist women writers, Republican era Chinese literature and biography.. She currently reviews for Review of Contemporary Fiction and English Literature in Transition. Her publications include Lily Briscoe’s Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism and China (University of South Carolina Press, 2003), translated into Chinese (Shanghai Bookstore Press, 2008); and The Reading of Silence: Virginia Woolf in the English Tradition (Stanford University Press, 1992). Her biography, Elizabeth Bowen, A Literary Life, will be published in the Palgrave Macmillan Literary Lives Series in 2019.