Humboldt State University

Janet Winston

English Faculty: Literary Studies
Dr. Janet Winston, EnglishJanet Winston
Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Feminist Studies, British Modernism, and Queer Studies, Graduate Coordinator

Founders Hall 213

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities:
Queen Victoria, "Whiteness," and Twentieth-Century Culture; Virginia Woolf, Kinaesthetics, and Contemporary Art





Courses Taught:

  • English 109: Humboldt through Literature and Landscape
  • English 305: Post-Colonial Perspectives
  • English 308 (B&): Women in Literature
  • English 320: Practical Criticism
  • English 350: Art, War, and Politics in Modernist Literature
  • English 350: Sexology and Literary Scandal
  • English 360/560: Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • English 360/560: Queer Theories
  • English 490: Senior Project Seminar
  • English 546: Englishness and Otherness in Modernist Britain
  • English 546: Sexology and Literary Scandal, 1857-1945


  • “Kinetic Tropes, Comedic Turns: Dancing To the Lighthouse.” Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Clemson University Digital Press. Forthcoming.
  • Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. Reader’s Guides series on key texts in literature and philosophy. London: Continuum Books, 2009.

  • “Difficult Silences.” Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors (July-August 2006): 64-67.

  • “Reading Influences: Homoeroticism and Mentoring in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Carnation’ and Virginia Woolf’s ‘Moments of Being: Slater’s Pins Have No Points.’” Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series.  Ed. Karla Jay. New York University Press, 1997. 57-77. Reprinted in Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers, Vol. 81. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau. New York: Thomson Gale Publishers, 2005. 45-54.

  • “Queen Victoria in the Funnyhouse: Adrienne Kennedy and the Rituals of Colonial Possession.” Remaking Queen Victoria. Ed. Margaret Homans and Adrienne Munich. Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series. Ed. Gillian Beer and Catherine Gallagher. Cambridge University Press, 1997. 235-57.

  • “‘Something Out of Harmony’: To the Lighthouse and the Subject(s) of Empire.” Woolf Studies Annual 2 (1996): 39-70. Reprinted in part in Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse, The Waves. Ed. Jane Goldman. Series Ed. Richard Beynon. Columbia Critical Guides Series. Columbia University Press, 1998. Icon Critical Guides Series. Cambridge: Icon Books, 1997. 159-67.