Amber Regis :: "Looking Glasses At Odd Corners"

Life-writing, literature, popular culture.

Books, Articles and Chapters


[Co-edited with Deborah Wynne] Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives (forthcoming with Manchester University Press, 2017).

The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds: A Critical Edition (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Journal Articles:

Late style and speaking out: J.A. Symonds’s In the Key of Blue ‘, English Studies, 94:2 (2013), 206-31.

[Co-authored with David Amigoni] ‘Introduction: (Re)Reading John Addington Symonds (1840-93)‘, English Studies, 94:2 (2013), 131-6.

[Co-authored with Deborah Wynne] ‘Miss Havisham’s Dress: Materialising Dickens in Film Adaptations of Great Expectations’, Neo-Victorian Studies, 5:2 (2012), 35-58.

Early career Victorianists and social media: impact, audience and online identities’, Journal of Victorian Culture, 17: 3 (2012), 355-62. *One of JVC‘s “most read” articles.*

Competing Life Narratives: Portraits of Vita Sackville-West’, Life Writing, 8:3 (2011), 287-300.

[Co-authored with David Amigoni] ‘The colony, the carpenter’s shop, and the making of the queer “man of letters”: hybridity, art, and sexuality in J.A. Symonds’s writing’, Ètudes Anglaises, 61:3 (2008), 300-310.

Book chapters:

‘Virginia Woolf, genre bending and feminist life-writing’, in Feminist Moments: Reading Feminist Texts, ed. by Susan Bruce and Kathy Smits (London: Bloomsbury, 2016).

Performance anxiety and costume drama: lesbian sex on the BBC’, in Television, Sex and Society: Analysing Contemporary Representations, ed. by James Aston, Basil Glyn and Beth Johnson (London: Continuum, 2012), pp. 137-50.

“But something betwixt and between”: Roger Fry and the contradictions of biography’, in Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. by Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki (Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2012), pp. 82-7.

“From all this diversity … not a riot of confusion but a richer unity”: The limits of self representation in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography’, in Woolfian Boundaries: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. by Anna Burrells et al. (Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2007), pp. 8-14.


Genre’, The Virtual Theorist, ed. by Serena Trowbridge (Higher Education Academy and Birmingham City University, 2013).

Editorial projects:

(Re)Presenting the Archive’, special issue of Archive Journal, ed. by Mark Faulkner, Amber K. Regis, Emma Rhatigan and Graham Williams, 4 (2014).

(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds’, special issue of English Studies, ed. by Amber K. Regis and David Amigoni, 94:2 (2013), 131-250.

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