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Mattison, Laci (PhD)

Assistant Professor
Department of Language & Literature
Office: RH 0133
Phone: 239-745-4319
Email: lmattison@fgcu.edu

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Education

PhD, Florida State University
MA, Florida State University
BA, Flagler College

Specialties

Twentieth Century British Literature, Modernism, Virginia Woolf

Research and Teaching Interests

Twentieth-century British literature and culture, modernism, late modernism, Virginia Woolf,
modernist women's writing, Victorian literature and culture, contemporary literature, theories of time, objects in modernist and late modernist literature

Courses Offered

Major British Authors: Virginia Woolf (ENL 6305)
Topics in British Literature, Post-1800: Virginia Woolf (ENL 4294)
Directed Independent Study: Virginia Woolf (ENG 4906)
British Novels of the Twentieth Century (ENL 4132)
Contemporary Literature: Rewriting Proust (LIT 4093)
Selected Topics in British Literature: British Women Writing Late Modernism (ENL 4930)
Twentieth-Century British Literature and Culture (ENL 3270)
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies (ENG 3014)
The Modern European Novel: From Realism to Surrealism (LIT 3144)
Victorian Literature and Culture (ENL 3251)
Honors Readings Course: House of Leaves (IDH 1930)
Composition I (ENC 1101)

Publications

Selected Publications:
Book & Special Issues: 
  • Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism, co-edited with S. E. Gontarski and Paul Ardoin, in Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism (series), Bloomsbury Academic, August 2014.
  • Deleuze, Virginia Woolf and Modernism, co-edited with Derek Ryan, Deleuze Studies 7.4, Edinburgh University Press, November 2013.
  • Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism, co-edited with S. E. Gontarski and Paul Ardoin, in Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism (series), Bloomsbury Academic, January 2013.
Journal Articles:
  • "Elizabeth Bowen's Things: Modernism and the Threat of Extinction in The Little Girls," Twentieth Century Literature, 61.3 (2015): 393–412.
  • "Virginia Woolf's Ethical Borders: Deleuze and Guattari's Worlding and Bernard's 'Becoming- Savage,'" Deleuze Studies 7.4 (2013): 562–80.
  • "Introduction" to Deleuze, Virginia Woolf and Modernism, co-written with Derek Ryan, Deleuze Studies 7.4 (2013): 421–26.
  • "Nabokov's Aesthetic Bergsonism: An Intuitive, Reperceptualized Time," Mosaic 46.1 (2013): 37–52.

Book Chapters:

  • "Modernist Projects in the Making," Make it New: Teaching the Modernist Period, eds. Precious McKenzie and Mary C. Madden, Brill Publishers, August 2018, pp. 11-30.
  • "Bloomsbury, Mulk Raj Anand, and Henri Bergson," Handbook to the Bloomsbury Group, eds. Stephen Ross and Derek Ryan, Bloomsbury Academic, June 2018, pp. 151-166.
  • "Gilles Deleuze and the Staging of Philosophy" (Introduction), co-written with S. E. Gontarski and Paul Ardoin, Understanding Deleuze, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Academic, August 2014, pp. 1–11.
  • "H.D.'s Intuitional Imagism: Memory, Desire, and the Image in Process," Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Academic, January 2013, pp. 228–42.
  • "'about the year 1910': Bergson and Literary Modernism" (Introduction), co-written with S.E. Gontarski and Paul Ardoin, Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Academic, January 2013, pp. 1–8.
  • "Bergson on Language." Understanding Bergson, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Academic, January 2013, pp. 323–4.
  • "Woolf's Un/Foldings(s): The Artist and the Neo-Baroque," Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-First International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Clemson University Digital Press, June 2012, pp. 96–100.
  • "The Metaphysics of Flowers in The Waves: Virginia Woolf's 'Seven-Sided Flower' and Henri Bergson's Intuition," Virginia Woolf and the Natural World: Selected Papers from the Twentieth International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Clemson University Digital Press, June 2011, pp. 71– 7.

Conference Presentations

Select Conference Presentations

  • Invited conference-wide roundtable, "Woolf and the Future of the Humanities in Our Current Political Climate," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2019.
  • "We Are the Walrus: Woolf's Animal Object as Marker of Social Injustice," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2019.
  • "Re-visioning Historical Primary Sources in the Literature Classroom," co-presentation with Rachel Tait-Ripperdan, The College English Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2019.
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Editing a Collection: Remarks on Process and Efficiency," The College English Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, April 2018.
  • "Mulk Raj Anand's Bergsonian Affiliations," The 45th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2017.
  • "Woolf's Lost Objects: The Case of the Walrus Pen Wipe," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds, England, June 2016.
  • "Elizabeth Bowen's Things: Modernism and the Threat of Extinction in The Little Girls," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, June 2015.
  • "'A Little Language': Virginia Woolf and Robert Duncan Write Animality," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Loyola University, Chicago, June 2014.
  • "Time and Transnational Modernism: Thinking the Transnational Turn with Bergson, Deleuze and Guattari," MSA 14, Las Vegas, October 2012.
  • "Bernard's 'Becoming-Savage': Deleuzo-Guattarian Worlding and Virginia Woolf's The Waves," The Annual International Deleuze Studies Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, June 2012.
  • "Virginia Woolf's 'Heart of Darkness' and Deleuzo-Guattarian De/territorialization: Fear, Desire and the Aesthetics of Becoming," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, June 2012.
  • "Woolf's Un/Folding(s): The Artist and the Neo-Baroque," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, University of Glasgow, Scotland, June 2011.
  • "Theorizing De/territorialized, Transnational Subjectivity: Yoko Tawada's Transparent Coffin and Deleuze and Guattari's Indiscernibility," The Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Rutgers University, April 2011.
  • "The Metaphysics of Flowers in The Waves: Virginia Woolf's 'Seven-Sided Flower' and Henri Bergson's Intuition," The Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Georgetown College, June 2010.

Laci Mattison is a General Editor for Bloomsbury Academic’s series, Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism. Locally, she enjoys facilitating the community Novel Night book club, which meets on the second Monday of each month at the Fort Myers Barnes and Noble. She is also a co-founder and co-facilitator of the Southwest Florida Feminist Reading Group and serves on the editorial board of FGCU’s undergraduate research journal, Aquila, for which she oversees copyediting.