The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2015 Contributors

JESÚS COSTANTINO is an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame.  His research in visual media and literature combines theories of violence, aesthetic philosophy, and critical studies of class and race.  He is currently completing his first book, Fighting Form, in which he traces the early twentieth-century conception of "form" through its intersections with the sport of boxing, new media technologies, and transnational racial politics. [return to article]
MELISSA DINSMAN is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Modernism at the Microphone (Bloomsbury, 2015).  Kinsman's research focuses on the intersection of modernism and media aesthetics and her first book brings together her interest in late-modernist radio broadcasting, archival recovery, information networks, and the Frankfurt School.  Dinsman is currently working on a new book project, America's Blitz, which looks at the ways in which British and U. S. writers, directors, and broadcasters translated British wartime experiences for American audiences during World War II.  She is also building an augmented text platform, "Reading Modernist Cities," which allows scholars to build multimedia versions of modernist texts. [return to article]
EMILY JAMES is Assistant Professor of English at University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.  She has written about scenes of composition and creativity in the work of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. [return to article]
JENNIFER JANE MARSHALL (Associate Professor, Art History, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) is the author of Machine Art, 1934 (University of Chicago Press, 2012, winner: Robert Motherwell Book Award, Dedalus Foundation). Her research centers on issues of materiality, modernity, and value in early-twentieth-century American art. Prior publications on sculpture in the interwar period include an article on Procter & Gamble’s depression-era soap carving competitions (Winterthur Portfolio, 2008) and a catalog essay on the post-WWI backlash against Rodin among American sculptors (in Rodin and America: Influence and Adaptation, 1876-1936, Cantor Arts Center, 2011). Dr. Marshall is currently at work on a monograph titled, William Edmondson: Life and Work, investigating the role of biography in art history, the place of race in American modernism, and the impact of artistic process on aesthetic experience. She received her PhD in Art History at UCLA and is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities grant, among other distinctions.  [return to article]
REBECCA NICHOLSON-WEIR (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an assistant professor of English at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, where she teaches classes on film and 20th century literature and culture. A founding board member and treasurer of the North American Levinas Society, she has published essays on Woolf, Jean Cocteau, Vita Sackville-West, and co-guest edited a special issue of Shofar on Levinas and Jewish thought (Summer 2008). Her current book project examines the interstices of phenomenology and life writing in women’s modernism.  [return to article]

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