The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2022 Contributors

LILEAN BUHL, a doctoral candidate at Leibniz University Hannover, is working on a  project entitled “Multiplication: Modernity, Mass Culture, Gender,” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His subproject traces dialogical relationships between modernist experimental writing, avantgarde art, and mass culture from 1909-1930. The research focuses on how resonances between localized modernist movements and large public readerships were facilitated by multiplicatory distribution within the contemporary periodical landscape. His research interests include avantgarde aesthetics, physical culture, and modernist poetry, as well as the philosophy of modernity, especially critical theory and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. [return to article]

SARAH E. CORNISH, Associate Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, 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 BetweenModernism/modernity, Virginia Woolf MiscellanyWoolf Studies Annual, and The Rocky Mountain Review. She has a chapter in the MLA volume Teaching Modernist Women's Writing in English (2021) edited by Janine Utell. She co-edited Vol. 16 of The Space Between, “International Cinema of the Space Between: The Long Decade of the 1930s” and organized the 2018 joint conference of The Space Between and FiMA. On Twitter, you can find Sarah @secornish and FiMA @FiMAssociation[return to article]

ANN VICTORIA DOLINKO, Professor in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, teaches a wide range of humanities and social science courses. She is also on the faculty of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Race and Ethnic Studies Program. Dolinko is a philosopher whose research focuses on social, political, poststructuralist, and feminist philosophy, as well as the history of philosophy, philosophy of race, gender studies, and queer theory. Her research and teaching both apply an intersectional approach to emancipatory political theory. [return to article]

KATHRYN FRANKLIN, an Arts and Science post-doctoral fellow in English at the University of Toronto, earned a PhD from the graduate program in Humanities at York University. Her dissertation focused on the concept of glamour as an expression of Toronto’s urban imaginary. Her current research explores the relationship between glamour and the popularization of the urban Canadian middlebrow novel in the 1950s and 60s. Her work has appeared in Canadian Critical Luxury Studies, Imaginations, International Journal of Fashion Studies and World Film Locations: Berlin. She also served as a co-editor for the Canadian literary publication Descant. [return to article]

SOVAY MURIEL HANSEN, Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona, earned a PhD in English Literature and German Studies. Her recent book chapter on Katherine Mansfield, desire, and metonymy appeared in an edited volume published by Edinburgh University Press. Sovay is currently co-authoring an article on cosmetics and plastic surgery in Weimar-era Germany. [return to article]

VICTORIA KUTTAINEN, Associate Professor of English and Writing at James Cook University, is a British-born Canadian-raised Australian academic. Lead author of The Transported Imagination: The Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity (Cambria 2018) and author of Unsettling Stories (Cambridge Scholars 2010), she is a scholar of world literatures and modernist print cultures, with a large part of her research focusing on the entanglements of modernity and colonialism. Regarding nationalism as a product of these entanglements, she is particularly interested in how the Modern Girl unsettles nationalist agendas, in ways that have resulted in her erasure or co-optation in different global contexts. [return to article]

JILLY LIPPMANN received her PhD from James Cook University in 2023. Her work on the Modern Girl has appeared in co-authored chapters or articles in Comparative Print Cultures,  Modernism/Modernity, and The Space Between. She is currently preparing a monograph of her thesis, The Beautiful and Damned: Searching for the Modern Girl in Australian Print Culture, 1930s. With Victoria Kuttainen, she is expanding her work on the Australian Modern Girl into a broader, global study of under-recognized female writers of the interwar period. [return to article]

RUCHI MUNDEJA, Associate Professor in the Department of English at Lakshmibai College, University of Delhi, conducts research in the areas of modernist and postcolonial literatures, with a special focus on women’s writing. She received a Distinguished Teachers’ Award from Delhi University in 2009. Her most recent publications include “Worlding Appetite: Colonialism, Modernism, and the Gustatory in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness” in English Studies, which recently won the 2022 the Zdzislaw Najder Essay Award fron the Joseph Conrad Society of America;  “Writing Spaces: Robin Hyde’s The Godwits Fly as (Female) Colonial Künstlerroman” in Feminist Modernist Studies; and “Beyond Taxonomies: Vagrantly ‘Inhabiting’ the Modernist Classroom” in Literature Compass. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. [return to article]

DANIELLE STEWART, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American art at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, researches mid-century Brazilian photography and visual culture to consider the capacity of mass-distributed artistic, documentary, journalistic, and advertising photographs to shape urban spaces and construct urban imaginaries. Stewart completed her MPhil and PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. From 2019 to 2020, Stewart was a fellow in the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. [return to article]

B. A. THURBER, an independent scholar based in the Chicago area, primarily researches the history of ice skating. She has four degrees in four different fields, including a PhD from Cornell University, and has studied in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. From 2009 to 2017, she taught a variety of courses in mathematics, science, and the humanities as a professor at Shimer College. Her book Skates Made of Bone: A History was published in 2020. [return to article]

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