Kristin Bluemel, PhD


Professor of English and Wayne D. McMurray-Helen Bennett Endowed Chair in the Humanities (2011-2014)

Graduate Faculty

PhD, Rutgers University

BA, Wesleyan University

Office: Wilson Annex, Room 509

Phone: 732-571-3622


Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Monday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; and by appointment.

Spring 2014 Courses:

EN 316 - Modern British & Irsih Lit

Regularly Taught Courses:

Novel in English

Critical Theory

Modernism in Britain

Classic and Golden Age Children’s Literature


Writing World War II


Seminars on George Orwell and His Circle

General Education Literature

Research Interests:

Dr. Bluemel is a professor of English who teaches courses on twentieth-century British and Irish literature, the novel, literary criticism and theory, children's literature, and language and linguistics.

Selected Works:


Dr. Bluemel's recent publications include "Exemplary Intermodernsists: Stevie Smith, Inez Holden, Betty Miller and Naomi Mitchison" in The Palgrave History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945, vol. 8(Palgrave Macmillan 2013), "The Intimate Orwell: Women's Productions, Feminist Consumption" in Orwell Today (Ed. Richard Lance Keeble, Abramis Academic, 2012), and “Illustrating Mary Poppins: Visual Culture and the Middlebrow” in Middlebrow Literary Cultures: The Battle of the Brows, 1920-1960 (Ed. Mary Grover and Erica Brown, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). 

Dr. Bluemel is the author of George Orwell and the Radical Eccentrics: Intermodernism in Literary London (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Experimenting on the Borders of Modernism: Dorothy Richardson's Pilgrimage (University of Georgia Press, 1997). She is editor of Intermodernism: Literary Culture in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain (Edinburgh University Press, 2009).  

Scholarly Articles:

Dr. Bluemel is the author of articles on Mulk Raj Anand, Betty Miller, Stevie Smith, Inez Holden, and James Joyce.



SHARP (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing)
CLA (Children's Literature Association)
The Space Between
The Middlebrow Network
The Modernist Studies Association
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals


Currently, Dr. Bluemel is working on a book project titled "Enchanted Wood: Four Women Wood Engravers and the Twentieth-Century Illustrated Book Trade." She edits the interdisciplinary scholarly journal The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, which Monmouth University began publishing in 2006.

Additional Information:


Member of UQC (University Qualifications Committee) 2012-2015  

English Graduate Program Committee  

Past chair of the General Education Oversight Committee (2008-2010) 

Peer faculty observer 

Member of the committee of the department 

Departmental Sabbaticals Committee