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Susan Sellers is an author, translator, editor and novelist. She is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of St Andrews, and co-General Editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of the writings of Virginia Woolf. Sellers' novel, Vanessa and Virginia, is a fictionalised account of the life of Vanessa Bell and of her complex relationship with her sister (Two Ravens, 2008 and Harcourt, New York).

Sellers gained her Ph. D. from the University of London in 1992, having previously received a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies from the University of Paris (Sorbonne). While in Paris, Sellers became involved with leading French feminist writers, and has written on their work (see, for example, "Language and Sexual Difference" [Macmillan, 1995]). She has worked especially closely with Hélène Cixous, and has been influential in introducing her work to the English-speaking world, in books such as "The Hélène Cixous Reader" (Routledge, 1994), "Hélène Cixous: Authorship, Autobiography and Love" (Polity and Blackwell, 1996), "Hélène Cixous: Live Theory (with Ian Blyth, Continuum, 2004), and in translations such "Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing" (with Sarah Cornell, Columbia University Press, 1993) and "Coming to Writing and Other Essays" (with Sarah Cornell, Deborah Jenson and Ann Liddle, Harvard University Press, 1991).

Sellers' work has been oriented towards women's writing. Her "Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction" (Palgrave, 2001) is an investigation into the ongoing resonance of myth and fairy tale for contemporary women's fiction, drawing on material by Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Bruno Bettelheim, Roland Barthes, Jack Zipes and Marina Warner, as well as French feminists Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Julia Kristeva, to read works by such writers as A. S. Byatt, Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Michèle Roberts, Emma Tennant and Fay Weldon. Sellers has also written on and edited a number of collections concerned with feminist theory and criticism, including "A History of Feminist Literary Criticism" (with Gill Plain, Cambridge University Press, 2007) and "Feminist Criticism: Theory and Practice" (Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991).

Sellers' interest in the writings of Virginia Woolf has led to her involvement in the Cambridge University Press edition of Woolf's writings, which she co-directs with Jane Goldman. Goldman and Sellers received a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Award in 2005 for this project. The edition aims for transparency in its mapping of the variants between the first British edition of Woolf's texts and those she subsequently oversaw - in particular the first American publication. It also aims to provide full annotation to Woolf's densely allusive prose. In addition to co-directing the project, Sellers is also co-editing Virginia Woolf's "The Waves" (with Michael Herbert). With Sue Roe, Sellers co-edited and contributed to "The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolf" (Cambridge University Press, 2000), which included contributions by David Bradshaw, Julia Briggs, Susan Dick, Hermione Lee, Laura Marcus, Andrew McNeillie, Suzanne Raitt and Michael Whitworth. Sellers' novel, 'Vanessa and Virginia", is in part a fictional biography of Virginia Woolf.

Throughout, Sellers has been particularly interested in the creative process of writing, and this is reflected in three collections "Instead of Full Stops" (The Women’s Press, 1996), "Taking Reality by Surprise" (The Women's Press, 1991), and "Delighting the Heart: A Notebook by Women Writers" (The Women's Press, 1988), as well as in the translated selections from"The Writing Notebooks of Hélène Cixous" ( Continuum, 2004). For this latter project, Sellers was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2001-2002, which she held as a Visiting Fellow Commoner of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Sellers now combines her academic research with work as a novelist. In 2002 she won the Canongate Prize for short story writing and in 2007 received a New Writing Partnership Arts Council award for her novel Vanessa and Virginia. She is a member of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

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Total Books: 21
Las hermanas Woolf
2013 - Las Hermanas Woolf (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788496580855
ISBN-10: 8496580857
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Vanessa and Virginia
2010 - Vanessa and VIrginia (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780547263380
ISBN-10: 0547263384
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Hlne Cixous Live Theory
2004 - Hlne Cixous Live Theory [Live Theory Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780826466792
ISBN-10: 0826466796
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Nonfiction

The Writing Notebooks of Helene Cixous
2004 - The Writing Notebooks of Helene Cixous [Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780826469922
ISBN-10: 0826469922
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction
2001 - Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Fiction (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780333720141
ISBN-10: 0333720148
Genre: Nonfiction

Helene Cixous Authorship Autobiography and Love
1996 - Helene Cixous Authorship Autobiography and Love [Key Contemporary Thinkers] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780745612546
ISBN-10: 0745612547
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

The Semi-Transparent Envelope Women Writing-Feminism and Fiction
Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing
1994 - Three Steps on the Ladder of Writing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780231076593
ISBN-10: 0231076592
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

Language and Sexual Difference Feminist Writing in France
Language and Sexual Difference  Feminist Writing in France
1991 - Feminist Criticism [Theory/Culture] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Feminist Criticism Theory and Practice
1991 - Feminist Criticism Theory and Practice (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780710813381
ISBN-10: 0710813384
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Writing Differences Readings from the Seminar of Helene Cixous
Helene Cixous Live Theory
Helene Cixous Live Theory [Live Theory Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780826466808
ISBN-10: 082646680X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference, Nonfiction