Madelyn Detloff

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photo of Madelyn Detloff356E Bachelor Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5221
Office Hours (Fall 2021):
M and R 12:00 - 3:00 & appointment


Professor and Chair, English
Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)


PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
Doctoral Certificate in Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, University of Chicago


Dr. Detloff teaches courses in feminist and gender studies, with a specialization in GLBTQ+ studies and queer theory. She regularly teaches WGS 201 and WGS 202, WGS/ENG 237, WGS/ENG 435, and AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211. She teaches graduate courses in Feminist studies and Intersectional Feminist Methodologies in WGS. In the English Department she teaches courses on British and Irish modernism, trauma and memory, crip theory, literary and cultural theory, and the work of public intellectuals.


Dr. Detloff studies GLBTQ++ studies and modernist literature and culture, with an emphasis on authors such as Virginia Woolf, H.D., and Gertrude Stein. She has written several journal articles and book chapters on feminist modernism, queer theory, crip theory, and gender studies. Her published books include The Value of Virginia Woolf (Cambridge UP 2016), The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the 20th Century (Cambridge UP 2009), as well as two co-edited volumes, Queer Bloomsbury (Edinburgh University Press 2016) and Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism (Clemson UP 2008).


Dr. Detloff is a member of the Modernist Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, the International Virginia Woolf Society, and the H.D. Society. She serves on the editorial board of Modernism/modernity, English Language Notes, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, and Woolf Studies Annual.

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