The Posthumous Voice in Women’s Writing (2006)
Francesca Woodman and the Kantian Sublime (2010)
Witnessing Sadism in Texts of the American South (2014)

Books of Poetry and a Chapbook of Poetry
The Gleaners (2013)
 Museum of Snow (2013)
 Motels Where We Lived
After Houses (2014).

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Lecturer a the Department of Art History and Sociology
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Fayerweather Hall
P.O. Box 400130
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Claire Raymond

PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Claire Raymond holds a doctorate in English literature (Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center). Her work as a graduate student received the Carolyn Heilbrun prize for feminist scholarship, the Adrienne Auslander Munich prize and the Helene Neustead Fellowship, all awarded by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Raymond's first book, The Posthumous Voice in Women’s Writing from Mary Shelley to Sylvia Plath (Ashgate 2006), explores female elegy and the trope of the dead speaker in women’s writing. Her second book, Francesca Woodman and the Kantian Sublime (Ashgate 2010), theorizes the work of the American photographer Francesca Woodman. She focuses on the place where gender intersects aesthetics, as a telling branch of culture. This summer she completed a manuscript on the figure of the witness in gender violence as represented in American women’s literature and photography, provisionally titled Sadism and Specularity in American Women’s Photography and Literature. A chapbook of her poems, The Gleaners, is forthcoming from Tiger’s Eye Press in 2012. Raymond's teaching interests include queer theory, gender violence, and race theory. She teaches courses such as American Ghost, Queer Theory, Women’s Photography and Violence in the Media, cross-listing with Sociology and Art History.

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 Monday 12-4pm, Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12:15pm & 2-3:15pm

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Associate and Affiliate Faculty