Janine Utell is an award-winning writer, teacher, and editor. Her areas of interest include modernist studies, multimodal narrative (including film and comics), life writing, and the intersections among gender, sexuality, affect, intimacy, and ethics.
She is the author of two books, Engagements with Narrative (Routledge, 2015) and James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). She also has three books under contract: “Literary Couples and 20th-Century Life Writing: Narrative and Intimacy” (Bloomsbury), “Options for Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English” (MLA Publications), and “The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In” (University of Mississippi Press). The latter two are edited collections featuring both prominently established scholars and exciting new voices.
In addition to her writing, Janine serves as the editor of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945, the peer-reviewed digital journal and scholarly community for The Space Between Society. She also serves on the Advisory Boards for Woolf Studies Annual and the Orlando Project, and is frequently invited to facilitate workshops focused on writing and publishing. She has just completed a two-year term as Mentoring Coordinator for the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (2017–2019). She currently serves as Secretary for the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, and is Second Vice President-Elect for the Modernist Studies Association.
Janine has also written on topics related to higher education, the humanities, writing time management and productivity, and leadership and mentoring (all with frequent references to her obsessions with food and baseball) as a former contributor to the University of Venus blog at Inside Higher Ed, an occasional contributor to Hybrid Pedagogy, and as a guest blogger for ProfHacker at the Chronicle of Higher Education. A professor of English at Widener University, Janine lives in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia.