The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2021 Contributors

TAMMY CLEWELL, Professor of English at Kent State University, is the author of Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and editor of Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Her recent work on comics and graphic narrative has appeared in American Imago, Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, and PMLA. [return to article]

ALEX FABRIZIO is Assistant Professor of English, specializing in modern and postmodern British literature, at Nicholls State University in Louisiana. Her work on Caribbean writers has recently appeared or is forthcoming in ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature and Wasafiri.  Her monograph, In Between Places: Fictions of British Decolonization, considers the role of place in twentieth-century Caribbean and African decolonial fiction. [return to article]

CAROLINE GELMI is Assistant Professor of English and Communication at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where she teaches courses on American literature, literary and critical theory, and speculative fiction. Her book-in-progress, Negative Image: Fictions of the Speaker in American Poetry and Poetics, traces the pre-history of the New Critical verse speaker central to scholarly reading practices. She is also the co-editor, along with Lizzy LeRud, of a volume-in-progress titled Unsettling Poetry Pedagogy: A Collection of Essays About Teaching and Poetry. Her work appears in Nineteenth-Century Literature, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and the Journal of Modern Literature. [return to article]

JOYCE E. KELLEY is Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery where she teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature, children’s literature, and poetry writing. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Narrative Theory, Victorians, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Children’s Literature, The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and the Arts, Critical Insights: Walt Whitman, Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century, and in the collection Politics, Identity, and Mobility in Travel Writing. She has written a monograph on the women modernists and travel, Excursions into Modernism: Women Writers, Travel, and the Body (Ashgate, 2015), and an edited collection, Children’s Play in Literature: Investigating the Strengths and the Subversions of the Playing Child (Routledge, 2019). [return to article]

ALEXIS E. POGORELSKIN has most recently completed a book manuscript titled America's Mortal Storm: Hollywood, Political Conflict, 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.  She also co-edited the 2020 issue of The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1939 devoted to international cinema. Forthcoming are a comparison between The Great Dictator and Genghis Cohn in Jewish Film and New Media as well as a chapter on Kamenev and Zinoviev at the Tenth Party Congress in a volume on the congress of which she is co-editor.  Her chapter on Kamenev and the perils of revolutionary biography has just appeared in Personal Trajectories in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–1922.  She has also published in Slavic ReviewOxford 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 and the British Society of Women Writers and Journalists, Visiting Fulbright Professor 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] 

JUSTIN SMITH is a dual-degree PhD candidate in English and African American Studies and an inaugural Scholar in the Center for Black Digital Research at the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on early twentieth-century African American literature and how political identity and solidarity manifest themselves in literary texts (broadly conceived) with an emphasis on critical race theory as well as on liberation within the Black radical tradition. In addition, he has helped lead digital crowdsourcing efforts to transcribe the written records of Black women as part of the annual Douglass Day transcribe-a-thon event in collaboration with various organizations and platforms including the Library of Congress and Zooniverse. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Black ScholarFeminist FormationsThe Modernist Review, and Scribes[return to article]

LAURYL TUCKER is Associate Professor of English at the University of the South, and author of Unexpected Pleasures: Parody, Queerness, and Genre (Clemson UP, 2022). That book, from which this article was excerpted, traces a new lineage of British writers from the 1920s to the present who cast an ironic eye on their genres and make queer use of literary convention. Working at the intersection of gender and parody, she has published in LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Twentieth Century Literature, and Feminist Modernist Studies. She contributed an essay about teaching Woolf’s difficult humor to a book on #MeToo and Modernism (forthcoming with Clemson UP). [return to article]

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