Madelyn Detloff

Contact Information

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Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-5221


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


PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
BA, University of Chicago


Dr. Detloff's teaching and research interests include cultural studies, queer studies, crip theory, literary modernism (especially Virginia Woolf and H.D.), trauma studies, and interdisciplinary inquiry and writing. At UCSB she was recipient of an Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Madelyn Detloff taught in the English Department at California State University, Los Angeles before joining the Miami faculty as a joint appointment in English and Women's Studies in 2002.


Dr. Detloff is author of two scholarly books, The Value of Woolf (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge University Press, 2009). She is co-editor of two scholarly volumes, Queer Bloomsbury (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism (Clemson University Press, 2008).

She has published several essays on feminist studies, queer studies, trans* studies, crip theory, trauma studies, feminist pedagogy, camp, and authors from Virginia Woolf and H.D. to Jeanette Winterson, Leslie Feinberg, and Kate Bornstein in journals such as Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Modernism/modernity, Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Journal of Lesbian Studies, Literature Compass, and English Language Notes.

At UCSB, Madelyn was recipient of a Regents Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship, and a Women's Studies Distinguished Service Award. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

Other Activities

She is recipient of Miami's Women Breaking Barriers Award and Faculty Diversity Award. Detloff currently serves as Chair of the Modern Language Association Forum on Women's and Gender Studies and is former Vice President of the International Virginia Woolf Society and former co-Chair of the H.D. International Society.

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