Kristin Bluemel, PhD
Professor of English and Wayne D. McMurray-Helen Bennett Endowed Chair in the Humanities (2011-2014)
PhD, Rutgers University
BA, Wesleyan University
Office: Wilson Annex, Room 509
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
Modernism in Britain
Classic and Golden Age Children’s Literature
Writing World War II
Seminars on George Orwell and His Circle
General Education Literature
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.
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).
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.
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