Celiese Lypka


Celiese  Lypka Title: Instructor
Office: 2M69
Building: Manitoba
Phone: 204.786.9203


Celiese Lypka is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Calgary, specializing in women’s writing, modernist literature, feminist theory, and the theoretical framework of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. She holds an MA from the University of Alberta and a BA from the University of Manitoba. Her current research investigates modes of femininity in modernist women’s literature that attempt to reorient the anxious feelings attached to the feminine body toward a mobilizing affect of potentiality and power.


Teaching Areas:
Twentieth-century American and British literature; women’s writing; critical theory; feminist theory; affect studies


(FW) ENGL-1001-005 English 1

(W) ENGL-1003-004 Intro Topics in Literature



With David Sigler. “Sense and Incompossibility: The Baroque Jane Austen and Deleuze’s The Fold.” Rhizomes, vol. 33, 2018, 33 para.

“Modern Machines: Intersecting Public and Private Spheres in Mrs. Dalloway.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany, vol. 88, 2016, pp. 16–18.


Book Chapter

“Anxiety, Aliens, Alliance: Femininity and Affective Divergence.” Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism: Alliances and Allies. Edited by Cheri Carr and Janae Sholtz, Bloomsbury Press, 2019.


Edited Special Issues

Editor and Introduction. “Virginia Woolf: Mobilizing Emotion, Feeling, and Affect.” Spec. Iss. of Virginia Woolf Miscellany, vol. 97, 2020.


Book Reviews

Review of Feminist Theory After Deleuze, by Hannah Stark. Deleuze Studies, 2019.

Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernism and Modernity in Anglophonic Fiction 1958 -1988, by Brian T. May and Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire, by Saikat Majumdar. ARIEL vol. 47.1–2, 2016, pp. 397–9.


In Progress

With David Sigler. “Time/frame: Rewriting the Mirror Stage in Lacan’s Anxiety Seminar.” English Studies in Canada. In Review.

“Writing Woman: Expression, Femininity, and Anxiety in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.”

‘I look Straight into His Eyes . . . for the Last Time’: Rereading Intimacy in Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight.”