Suzana Zink


Suzana Zink obtained her PhD in English from King’s College London in 2013, with a thesis entitled Virginia Woolf’s Rooms and the Spaces of Modernity. She also holds a Master’s degree in English, French and Education Sciences, as well as the Cambridge CELTA. She has worked at the University of Neuchâtel since 2005. Her teaching experience includes literature and language courses, and her research interests focus on spatial issues in modernist literature, especially Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys. Her monograph on Virginia Woolf was published by Palgrave USA in February 2018. [link]

Conferences and publications

“Negotiating Female Freedom: Spatial Boundaries in Woolf’s Night and Day.” “Woolfian Boundaries”: 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. 22-25 June 2006, University of Birmingham.

“Spatial Categories in Woolf’s Fiction.” Theory after Theory”: Conférence universitaire de la Suisse occidentale. 25-26 May 2007, University of Geneva.

“The Sickroom and the Portrait: Negotiating Victorian Legacies in Virginia Woolf’s The Years.” Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900. An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. 28-29 January 2010, University of Liverpool.

“‘Thinking Peace into Existence’: War and Remembering in Woolf’s A Sketch of the Past”, Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: The 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, 21-24 June 2018, University of Kent.

Forthcoming: “Turn-of-Century Rooms and the Pull of Modernity in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day and The Years”, Modernism in the Home, 1-2 July 2019, University of Birmingham.

Review of Ann Banfield, The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism. European Journal of English Studies, 13.1 (2009): 123-125.

Virginia Woolf's Rooms and the Spaces of Modernity, Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies, Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2018. https://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9783319719085

“Renegotiating Home and Away in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out”, Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender, eds. Orgis, Rahel and Matthias Heim, Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2018, 227-252. https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319921259


Member of BAMS (The British Association of Modernist Studies)

Member of SAUTE (The Swiss Association of University Teachers of English)