Erica Gene Delsandro

Erica Gene Delsandro, she/her/hers, always wanted to buy the flowers herself and, consequently, her writing and teaching prioritizes feminist postures and practices that not only illuminate the work of modernist women writers, but also advocate for a more feminist and inclusive modernist studies. Her recent writing adventures have compelled her to transgress period boundaries in search of social justice affiliations reverberating across time and text.



Pens, Pickaxes, and Patriarchy

I often read the scholarship that constitutes new modernist studies wondering, as Virginia Woolf’s narrator did in A Room of One’s Own, whether the author “has a pen in [their] hand or a pickaxe.”[1] For Woolf, an attention to pens and pickaxes derives from her acute understanding of anger and its potential to transform an aut