The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2019 Contributors

CHARLES ANDREWS is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Whitworth University where he teaches courses in modern British, Irish, and postcolonial literatures as well as film studies. He is the author of Writing against War: Literature, Activism, and the British Peace Movement and has published essays on peace studies approaches to several literary figures including Aldous Huxley, Vera Brittain, Martin McDonagh, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.  [return to article]

KRISTIN BLUEMEL is Professor of English and Wayne D. McMurray Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Monmouth University. Her most recent publications include an edition of Inez Holden's Blitz Writing (Handheld Press, 2019) and, with co-editor Michael McCluskey, a volume of essays entitled Rural Modernity in Britain: A Critical Intervention (Edinburgh UP, 2018). She served as Editor of The Space Between from 2003 to 2013.  [return to article]

OWEN DAVIES is Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire. He has published widely on the history of witchcraft, magic, ghosts, and popular medicine from the ancient world to the present. His most recent monograph is A Supernatural War: Magic, Divination, and Faith during the First World War (Oxford UP, 2018), and he has also edited the Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic (2017). Other books include Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave, 2017), America Bewitched: The Story of Witchcraft after Salem (Oxford UP, 2013), and Grimoires: A History of Magic Books (Oxford UP, 2009). [return to article]

MARIE GASPER-HULVAT is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Kent State University at Stark.  Her research interests include early Stalinist art, visual culture, and exhibition practices as well as the pedagogy of Art History.  She has published articles on Malevich in Print QuarterlyIl Culturale Capitale, and The NEP Era Journal.  Her scholarship of teaching and learning has appeared in the Journal of Experiential Education and Art History: Pedagogy and Practice. She is a graduate of Xavier University and Bryn Mawr College. [return to article]

AMANDA GOLDEN is Associate Professor of English at the New York Institute of Technology. Her book Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets is under contract with Routledge. She is currently editing The Bloomsbury Handbook to Sylvia Plath with Anita Helle and Maeve O’Brien, and has edited This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016, paperback, 2018) and a cluster on feminist modernist digital humanities for Feminist Modernist Studies (2018). She has also published in Modernism / modernity and Woolf Studies Annual.  [return to article]

VALERIE HOLMAN, an independent scholar, writes on the history of 20th-century art and publishing: her book Print for Victory: Book Publishing in England, 1939–1945 (British Library, 2008) was followed by The Sculpture of F. E. McWilliam with Denise Ferran (Lund Humphries/Henry Moore Foundation, 2012) in the series British Sculptors and Sculpture. Particularly interested in bringing these two areas of research together, she wrote "Barbara Hepworth in Print: Acquiring an International Reputation" for Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World (Tate, 2015), and "Mestrović in the Media, 1919–1939: Changing Perceptions of the Sculptor in Print," for a special issue of Sculpture Journal devoted to the work of Ivan Mestrović (2016). She has also written on the art publishers Albert Skira, Phaidon Press and Lund Humphries; the history and reception of art books; Paris-based art journals, and the changing role of art in reproduction.  [return to article]

VICTORIA KUTTAINEN is an Associate Professor of English and Writing at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. She researches in the areas of colonial and non-metropolitan modernity, geography, and identity, and is an emerging creative writer.  Her academic books include Unsettling Stories: Settler Postcolonialism and the Short Story Composite and The Transported Imagination: Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity (with Susann Liebich and Sarah Galletly). She was recently Writer in Residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada. [return to article]

GRACE LILLARD is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also has a certificate in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. She is currently writing a dissertation on the feminist politics of popular genre in the novels of 20th- and 21st-century British women writers. Her additional research interests include interwar and Second World War women’s writing, mid-20th-century readerships, the neo-Gothic, detective fiction, women’s history, and feminist pedagogy. She is a co-founder of an interdisciplinary pedagogy-focused reading/working group for graduate students at WashU. [return to article]

JILLY LIPPMANN is a PhD student, professional writer and editor, and tutor at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia.  Her PhD research turns to the magazine print culture of interwar Australia where she is looking for the lost stories of the Australian flapper, and considering cultural attitudes toward the Modern Girl in 1930s Australia. She has published on the middlebrow, magazines, and the Modern Girl. [return to article]

SANNA MELIN SCHYLLERT was educated at the University of Westminster, UK (PhD in English Literature, 2017) and Lund University, Sweden (MA in History of Religions, 2007; BA in English, 2007 and MA in Literature-Culture-Media, 2011), and is currently working as Senior Compliance Officer at University College London. Her research deals with the concepts of sacrifice and self in 20th-century narrative, with a specific interest in how these relate to pronoun shifts in women’s modernist fiction. [return to article]

ELLEN TURNER is a senior lecturer in English Literature at Lund University. Her PhD thesis on conceptions of sovereignty and domesticity in interwar women's writing explored the relationship between popular low- or middlebrow writing and modernist fiction. She has published articles on detective fiction and physical cultures as well as E.M. Hull and the desert romance genre. [return to article]

SIMON WHITE is a Reader in Romantic and Nineteenth-Century Literature at Oxford Brookes University. Dr. White has published journal articles and book chapters on Romantic, nineteenth-century, twentieth-century and contemporary literature. He has published two books on the Suffolk laboring-class poet Robert Bloomfield: a monograph entitled Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Community (2007) and a co-edited collection of essays entitled Robert Bloomfield: Lyric, Class and the Romantic Canon (2006). His other monographs are Romanticism and the Rural Community (2013), and Magic and Place in Regional Fiction, 1818–1924, which is due to be published in 2020. [return to article]

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