Humboldt State University

Janet Winston


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

Founders Hall 213

Ph.D., University of Iowa

Current Research, Scholarly Interests, and Related Activities:
Queen Victoria, Race, and Visual Culture; Virginia Woolf Studies; Queer of Color Critque

Courses Taught:

  • Literature, Identity, and Representation
  • Lesbian Texts/Queer Theories
  • Postcolonial Perspectives
  • Sexology and Literary Scandal
  • Art, War, and Politics in Modernist Literature
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Englishness and Otherness in Modernist Britain
  • 21st-Century Virginia Woolf


  • Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Reader’s Guides series on key texts in literature and philosophy. London: Continuum Books, 2009.

  • Difficult SilencesAcademe: 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.