Suzana Zink


  • PhD in English literature from King’s College London, with a thesis entitled Virginia Woolf’s Rooms and the Spaces of Modernity, supervised by Prof. Anna Snaith (2013)
  • Licence ès lettres (equivalent to an MA) in English, French and Education Sciences (2005)
  • Cambridge CELTA – Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (2002)

Work experience

  • 2015 - present: Tutor (chargée d’enseignement) of ‘Practical Language’, Institute of English Studies, University of Neuchâtel (2015-2017: part-time replacement)
  • 2008 - present: Tutor of exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge exams), general English and academic writing for the humanities and social sciences, Centre de langues, University of Neuchâtel
  • 2013 (autumn semester): Tutor (chargée d’enseignement) of ‘French-to-English Translation’, ILCF (Institut de langue et civilisation françaises), University of Neuchâtel
  • 2010 (autumn semester): Tutor of ‘Academic English for Doctoral Students’, Department of Psychology and Education Science, University of Geneva
  • 2005-2009: Doctoral Assistant in English Literature, Institute of English Studies, University of Neuchâtel. Teaching: ‘Literature and Writing Workshop’ (throughout); ‘Modernism / Postmodernism’ (BA seminar), co-taught with Prof. Patrick Vincent (spring 2007)
  • 2001-2016: Part-time teaching at secondary school level (EPAM, Moutier; ESTER / CIFOM, La Chaux-de-Fonds; Lycée Jean-Piaget, Neuchâtel) and adult languages courses (Université populaire jurassienne, Moutier and Ecole-Club Migros, Neuchâtel).

Conferences and publications

“‘Miss Sinclair’s Sparkles’: May Sinclair in Contemporary Newspapers”, Networking May Sinclair / Les réseaux littéraires de May Sinclair, University of Nantes, 18-19 June 2020 (postponed).

Keynote address: “‘Night and Day is Dead’ – Long Live Night and Day:
Spaces of Memorialisation and the Burden of Literary Geography”, One Hundred Years of Night and Day, 26 October 2019, University of Westminster, London.

“Turn-of-Century Rooms and the Pull of Modernity in Virginia Woolf’s Night and Day and The Years”, Modernism in the Home, 1-2 July 2019, University of Birmingham.

“‘Thinking Peace into Existence’: War and Remembering in Woolf’s A Sketch of the Past”, Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: The 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, 21-24 June 2018, University of Kent.

“The Sickroom and the Portrait: Negotiating Victorian Legacies in Virginia Woolf’s The Years.” Crossing the Line: Affinities Before and After 1900. An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference. 28-29 January 2010, University of Liverpool.

“Spatial Categories in Woolf’s Fiction.” Theory after “Theory”: Conférence universitaire de la Suisse occidentale. 25-26 May 2007, University of Geneva.

“Negotiating Female Freedom: Spatial Boundaries in Woolf’s Night and Day.” “Woolfian Boundaries”: 16th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. 22-25 June 2006, University of Birmingham.


Forthcoming: “Virginia Woolf’s Topographies of the Mind”. La casa dei pensieri. Metafore della mente nel linguaggio naturale e in quello letterario. University of Perugia. (The collection will feature the Italian translation of the article. The English version is available upon request.)

“Renegotiating Home and Away in Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out”, Fashioning England and the English: Literature, Nation, Gender, eds. Orgis, Rahel and Matthias Heim, Palgrave USA, 2018, 227-252.


Virginia Woolf's Rooms and the Spaces of Modernity, Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies, Palgrave USA, 2018.


Review of Ann Banfield, The Phantom Table: Woolf, Fry, Russell and the Epistemology of Modernism. European Journal of English Studies, 13.1 (2009): 123-125.


Translation of academic and administrative material for the University of Neuchâtel.

Several commissioned translations, including:

  • Diane Antille (University of Neuchâtel), “Valentina Visconti’s Trousseau: Mapping Identity Through Jewels” (2016)
  • Olivier Favre (University of Lausanne), “The ICF and Religious Event Management: A Sociological Analysis” (2011)
  • Jean-Pierre Van Elslande (University of Neuchâtel), “The Social Invention of Childhood and the Literary Reinvention of Social Values in the French Renaissance” (conference paper given at UCLA in October 2008)


  • Member of SAUTE (The Swiss Association of University Teachers of English)
  • Member of BAMS (The British Association for Modernist Studies)
  • Member of VWSGB (The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain)


Centre de langues

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