The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

2023 Contributors

GENEVIÈVE BRASSARD is associate professor of English at the University of Portland, Oregon, where she teaches courses in British, Irish, and Women’s literature as well as core writing classes. A past co-president of the Space Between (2010-13) and recent book review editor for The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 (2017-20), she organized and hosted the annual conference in 2010. Her publications include articles and book chapters on the works of Woolf, Austen, Wharton, Elizabeth Bowen, Rose Macaulay, Janet Flanner, and Marghanita Laski. [return to article]

ANNA DESPOTOPOULOU is professor in English literature and culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction through theories of gender, space, and mobility. She is the author of Women and the Railway, 1850-1915 (Edinburgh UP, 2015), and she has co-edited six books, including Hotel Modernisms (Routledge, 2023), Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Henry James and the Supernatural (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and Victorians and Modern Greece: Literary and Cultural Encounters (Routledge, forthcoming 2024). She has published articles in Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in the Novel, Review of English Studies, The Henry James Review, and English Literature in Transition, in addition to contributing chapters to A Companion to Henry James (Blackwell) and Women in Transit Through Literary Liminal Spaces (Palgrave Macmillan). She was the principal investigator of the research project Hotels and the Modern Subject 1890-1940 (HOTEMS) (2020-23), funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFR&I). She also participated in the research project Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture (REVICTO), also funded by the HFR&I. She is the 2023 president of the Henry James Society. [return to article]

ROSEMARY ERICKSON JOHNSEN, PhD, is senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Also a professor of English, she is the author of Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and co-editor and contributing author for Public Scholarship in Literary Studies (Amherst College Press, 2021). Johnsen has published articles in Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, HistoryFeminist Modernist Studies; Clues: A Journal of DetectionModern Language Studies; Éire-IrelandVirginia Woolf Miscellany; and Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture. She has been on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Popular Culture since 2008, and is an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (2021-25). Her ORCID is 0000-0001-6074-3648. [return to article]

DANIEL KIELTY, an independent scholar based in Leeds, UK, earned his PhD from the University of Leeds. His dissertation focused on haptic relations with built environments in the writings of Rebecca West. His most recent publications include “‘In a City that is Now Ploughed Fields’: A Rediscovered Short Story by Rebecca West” in The Modernist Review and “Tactility in Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier” in Feminist Modernist Studies. Kielty is currently writing a cultural history of Britain in 1928. [return to article]

CHRYSSA MARINOU is a postdoctoral researcher on two recently completed research projects, Hotels and the Modern Subject 1890-1940 (HOTEMS) (2020-23) and Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture (REVICTO), which were both funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation. She teaches English and American fiction at the Hellenic American University in Athens and has published in Literary Geographies, Synthesis: an Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies, Pilgrimages: a Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies, and Mnimon: Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism. She has contributed essays to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies (2021), Arcades Material Yellow: Subterranean to Street (Aldgate Press, 2019), and Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Her research interests include comparative literature, modernity, modernism, and literary theory. [return to article]

MICHAEL A. MOIR, JR. is professor of English and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. While his primary research focus is mid-twentieth century Irish poetry, he also teaches modern and contemporary British literature, as well as fantasy and science fiction. He has published on Louis MacNeice, Richard Murphy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Terry Pratchett, and is currently at work on a study of ‘weird’ fiction in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ireland. His work has appeared in New Hibernia ReviewThe Canadian Journal for Irish StudiesÉtudes IrlandaisesTolkien Studies, and Mythlore. [return to article]

BONNIE ROOS is professor of English, department head of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, and research director of the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Roos is the author of Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood: The World and the Politics of Peace (Bloomsbury, 2014) and co-author, with Amy Von Lintel, of Three Women Artists: Abstract Expressionism and the American West (Texas A&M University Press, 2022). Roos’s current research project explores modernist literatures and religious politics. Roos and Von Lintel co-hosted the 2023 Space Between Conference, “Outsiders, Outlaws, and Outreach in the Space Between.” [return to article]

LAUREN M. ROSENBLUM, she/her/hers, is an associate teaching professor at Adelphi University and director of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her areas of interest are many but always feminist and include modernist visual culture, graphic narratives, comics, crip theory, queer theory, digital humanities, and general education pedagogy. Her current research explores the queer and neuroqueer features of early twentieth-century women's writing, painting, and sculpture. Recent work has appeared in Feminist Modernist Studies, The Space Between, Modernism/modernity Print+, and Women: A Cultural Review. She is the book review editor for Feminist Modernist Studies. [return to article]

AMY VON LINTEL is professor of Art History and director of the Gender Studies Program at West Texas A&M University. Her areas of research include modern and contemporary art of the American West, women and gender, fakes and forgeries, and the history of art history. Her award-winning publications include, with Bonnie Roos, Three Women Artists: Expanding Abstract Expressionism in the American West (TAMU Press, 2022); two books on Georgia O’Keeffe in Texas (Radius Press/Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, 2016 and TAMU Press, 2020); and a co-authored book on the Earth Artist Robert Smithson in Texas. Along with numerous journal articles on her research topics, she has co-curated several museum exhibitions on regional themes, including women artists and urban history in Middle America. Born and raised in the Midwest, in Kansas City, she now lives in Amarillo, Texas, with her brewer-meteorologist husband and three children adopted out of the Texas foster system, along with two dogs and two cats. [return to article]
SARA WOODBURY is curator of art at Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University and a PhD candidate in American Studies at William & Mary. Her research intersects the history of museums, art access, and mobility studies, with her dissertation focusing on art outreach exhibitions. Her recent publications include a chapter on the Federal Community Art Center Project in Histories of Exhibition Design in the Museum: Makers, Process, and Practice, edited by Kate Guy, Hajra Williams, and Claire Wintle, and “At Home in the Digital Humanities?” coauthored with Elizabeth Losh and Laura Beltrán-Rubio for the volume Digital Humanities and Laboratories, edited by Urszula Pawlicka-Deger and Christopher Thomas. To learn more about Sara’s work, visit her website at [return to article]

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