Distinguished University Professor and Chair of English, Widener University

Editor, The Space Between:  Literature and Culture, 1914–1945

Modernism, Narrative, Narrative Theory, Life Writing, Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies, Mentoring, Pedagogy, Scholarly Communication / Publishing


PhD, English and 20th Century Studies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2003


Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and Intimacy (2019, Bloomsbury)

The Comics of Alison Bechdel (2019, U of Mississippi P)

Engagements with Narrative (2015, Routledge)

James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire (2010, Palgrave Macmillan)

In press: “Options for Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing” (MLA)

articles in Journal of Modern LiteratureLife WritingCollege Literature, James Joyce Quarterly.


Modern Language Association

Modernist Studies Association

The Space Between Society

Feminist inter/Modernist Association

Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Janine M. Utell

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