Alexandra Harris

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Alexandra Harris was born in Sussex in 1981. She studied at Oxford and at the Courtauld Institute in London, and worked at Christie's for a year before returning to Oxford to write a doctorate on art and literature in the 1930s. She is now a lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool, running courses on Modernism and American writing, and leading the MA in Contemporary Literature. In 2009 she published Modernism on Sea (edited with Lara Feigel), a collection of essays about art and the seaside. Her first full-length book, Romantic Moderns, came out in September 2010 and was the winner of the 2010 Guardian First Book Award. Alexandra Harris was also a winner in the BBC's 'New Generation Thinkers' contest in 2011. 

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WEATHERLAND

2015

Thames & Hudson

Writers and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the 14th century to John Piper in the 20th, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things and woven them into their novels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harris’s subject is not the weather itself, but the weather as it is daily recreated in the human imagination.

VIRGINIA WOOLF

2011

Thames & Hudson

This gripping new account offers an ideal introduction to both the life and work of Virginia Woolf. It considers each of Woolf’s novels in context, traces the contentious course of her ‘afterlife’, and shows why, seventy years after her death, Virginia Woolf continues to haunt and inspire us.

ROMANTIC MODERNS

2010

Thames & Hudson

English Writers, artists and the imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper. Winner of the Guardian First Book Award.

MODERNISM ON SEA

2009

PETER LANG

Edited by Lara Feigel and Alexandra Harris. This vibrant collection brings together writing by some of today’s most exciting seaside critics, curators, filmmakers and scholars.