The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2020 Contributors

LAWRENCE BARON, Professor Emeritus, held the Nasatir Chair of Modern Jewish History at San Diego State University from 1988 until 2012 and directed its Jewish Studies Program until 2006. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1974 and taught at St. Lawrence University from 1975 until 1988. He has authored and edited four books including The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema (Brandeis University Press, 2011) and Projecting the Holocaust into the Present (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). [return to article]

DEBRA RAE COHEN, Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is a founding member of the Space Between and a former editor of Modernism/modernity.  [return to article]

SARAH E. CORNISH is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Northern Colorado where she teaches courses in transatlantic modernism, modern women writers, and film studies. She is co-founder and current president of the Feminist inter/Modernist Association, and her research on the modern city and material culture in interwar and midcentury literature and film focuses particularly on women writers and makers. Her articles and reviews have been published in Feminist Modernist StudiesTwentieth Century LiteratureThe Space BetweenVirginia Woolf MiscellanyWoolf Studies Annual, and The Rocky Mountain Review. She has a chapter forthcoming in the MLA volume "Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English” edited by Janine Utell. On Twitter, you can find Sarah @secornish and FiMA @FiMAssociation. [return to article]

LARA EHRENFRIED recently completed her Leverhulme-funded PhD in English Literature and Visual Culture at Durham University (UK). Her research interests include the relationship between literature and sound media, the development of synchronized sound technology, and interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. She is currently completing a monograph on synchronized sound film and the novel in 1930s and 1940s Britain. [return to article]

NICOLE FLYNN is an Associate Professor of English at South Dakota State University who specializes in twentieth-century British literature, interwar studies, and theatre. She is the author of “Clockwork Women: Temporality and Form in Jean Rhys’s Interwar Novels,” in the anthology Rhys Matters: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), and “The Magazine-Programme and the Broadbrow Sophisticate: Britain’s Interwar Theatre Culture” (Modernist Cultures, Fall 2018). [return to article]

LOUISE KANE is Assistant Professor of Global Modernisms at the University of Central Florida. She has published widely on little magazines and transnational contexts, including recent chapters in Women, Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s–1920s, eds. Faith Binckes and Carey Snyder (Edinburgh UP, 2019) and Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English, ed. Janine Utell (MLA, 2020). Her scholarly edition of Wyndham Lewis’s America, I Presume is forthcoming with Oxford UP, and she is also working on a monograph on little magazines and modernist networking. [return to article]

CLAUDIA KOTTE is an independent scholar living in Berlin. She studied English and French literature in Germany, England and Canada and holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the Université de Montréal in Canada. She co-authored the first monograph on Canadian film in Germany and publishes on Canadian and world cinema.  [return to article]

PHYLLIS LASSNER is Professor Emerita at Northwestern University. Her publications include studies of interwar, World War II, and postwar women writers, including two books on the Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen, British Women Writers of World War II, Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire, and Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust.  She co-edited the volumes Antisemitism and Philosemitism in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries and Rumer Godden: International and Intermodern Storyteller as well as The Palgrave Handbook of Holocaust Literature and Culture (2020). Her most recent book is Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film. She was the recipient of the International Diamond Jubilee Fellowship 2015–2017 at Southampton University, UK. She also co-edited the new edition of Gisella Perl’s memoir, I Was a Doctor in Auschwitz. Her current publications include essays on Polish post-Holocaust film, Josef Herman’s art of Holocaust lamentation, and Trudi Kanter’s escape memoir. She serves on the Space Between Advisory Committee and the Education and Exhibition Committees of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.  [return to article]

ALEXIS E. POGORELSKIN has most recently completed a book manuscript titled America's Mortal Storm: Hollywood, American Politics, and the Nazis on the Eve of World War II.  She guest-edited Canadian-American Slavic Studies, vol. 53 (2019) and was the founding editor of the journal The NEP Era: Soviet History, 1921–1928.  Forthcoming are a comparison between The Great Dictator and Genghis Cohn in Jewish Film and New Media, Kamenev and the perils of revolutionary biography in Russia in War and Revolution, 1914–1922, and Phyllis Bottome and tuberculosis in The Space Between.  She has also published in Slavic Review, Oxford Slavonic Papers, and with Cambridge University Press.  She shared the Space Between Society Essay Prize for best conference paper in 2009 for a paper titled "The Sounds of Silence: The Mortal Storm in Film."  She was the first Vera Brittain Scholar on Women and War awarded and funded by the Chawton House Trust, Fulbright Scholar at the Russian State University for the Humanities and Senior Research Scholar at the former Party Archive (Moscow).  She was three times an Exchange Scholar at Moscow and Leningrad Universities and was Rhodes Visiting Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford.  Now retired, she chaired the History Department at the University of Minnesota-Duluth for 19 years.  [return to article

JACQUELINE SHIN is an Associate Professor of English at Towson University.  She specializes in twentieth-century British literature and visual culture; her work often explores connections between literary texts and works of painting, photography, sculpture, and film.  She has published articles on the writing of Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Graham Greene, and Carol Reed’s film The Third Man.  Her current book project explores a lighter side of British modernism. [return to article]

AMARDEEP SINGH is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in the English department at Lehigh University. He works on modernism, postcolonial/global literature and film, and digital humanities. His recent book, The Films of Mira Nair: Diaspora Vérité, was published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2018.   [return to article]

AMEYA TRIPATHI is a PhD student in English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His dissertation “Documentary Form and the Spanish Civil War” analyzes documentary writing by English- and Spanish-language writers such as George Orwell, Mateo Santos, Nancy Cunard, Nicolas Guillén, and María Teresa León. These writers sought means to reach the working class in both Britain and Spain, and, as the dissertation argues, there were heavily classed implications in their choice of form and medium as they responded to documentary photography and film. His research interests focus on the interwar period, including British modernism, anticolonial London, and Spanish and Latin American politics and literature. [return to article]


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