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Pamela L. Caughie

Pamela L. Caughie

Pamela L. Caughie is a professor and graduate program director in the English Department at Loyola University of Chicago.[1] She served as president of the Modernist Studies Association from 2009-2010.[2] Caughie received her PhD from the University of Virginia in 1987.[1] She is also a highly acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar, and in 2010 was granted a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $175,000 to continue her work on an electronic edition of Woolf's To the Lighthouse.[3][4] Through Loyola University of Chicago's digital humanities center Caughie has worked on a digital archive for Lili Elbe, a well-known figure in transgender history. The website was launched in July 2019.[5]

Teaching interests

Caughie's teaching interests include modern British and American literature, African-American literature and theory, modernism, postmodernism, feminist theory, women's studies and pedagogy.


  • Man Into Woman: A Comparative Scholarly Edition, Bloomsbury (February 2020). Co-edited with Sabine Meyer.
  • Passing and Pedagogy: The Dynamics of Responsibility, University of Illinois Press (June 29, 1999)
  • Virginia Woolf in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Routledge (December 1, 1999)

Recent publications

  • "Modernism, Gender and Passing", edited and introduced, in Gender in Modernism: New Geographies; Complex Intersections. General Ed., Bonnie Kime Scott. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2006.
  • "Poststructuralist and Postmodernist Approaches to Virginia Woolf", in The Palgrave Guide to Woolf Studies, Ed. Anna Snaith. New York: Palgrave, 2006.
  • "Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse", in The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, Ed. Kevin Dettmar and David Bradshaw. New York: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
  • "Passing as Modernism", in Modernism/modernity 12.3 (September 2005): 385-406.
  • "Professional Identity Politics", in Feminist Studies 29 (Winter 2003).
  • "Teaching 'Woman': A Cultural Criticism Approach to Teaching D. H. Lawrence", in Approaches to Teaching D. H. Lawrence, Ed. Elizabeth Sargent and Garry Watson. New York: MLA, 2001.
  • "Returning to the Lighthouse: A Postmodern Approach", in Approaches to Teaching Woolf's "To the Lighthouse", Ed. Beth Rigel Daugherty and Mary Beth Pringle. New York: MLA, 2001: 47-53.


  1. "Pamela L. Caughie". Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  2. "MSA - Governance". Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  3. "News Archive - National Endowment for the Humanities" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  4. "Loyola scholar wins National Endowment for Humanities award". 15 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  5. "Lili Elbe Digital Archive". Retrieved 2019-04-09.

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