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 janine  utell, phd, associate professor, english

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Janine Utell PhD

Professor of English

  • PhD British Literature and 20th Century Studies 2003

    CUNY--Graduate Center

  • ENGL 120 Literature and Critical Writing Film as Literature

  • ENGL 314 Graphic Narrative

  • ENGL 360 British Literature: 1890-1945

My research interests include narrative theory, literature and philosophy (especially ethics), gender, modernism, and the intersections thereof. My specific projects concentrate on the representation of intimate life in narrative; I am working on two books, one analyzing the use of narrative technique in fiction, nonfiction, and film about couplehood, and the other an introduction to the study of narrative, forthcoming from Routledge.

Selected Awards

  • Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Lindback Foundation/Widener University, 2014

  • College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Widener University, 2014

  • Miller Award for Best Article Published in the CEA Critic, College English Association, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Utell, Janine. "The View from the Sickroom: Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Wordsworth, and Writing Women's Lives of Illness." Life Writing (2014): 1–19. Web.

  • Utell, Janine. "Game Changing: Moneyball, Adaptation, and the Inspirational Sports Movie." Aethlon (2013): 1–20. Web.

  • Utell, Janine. James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Print.

Modernist Studies Association (MSA), International Society for Study of Narrative (ISSN), The Space Between