Janine Utell, PhD

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Telephone: 610-499-4527


Twitter: @janineutell

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Office: Kapelski Learning Center

Degrees: PhD, City University of New York

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary British and Commonwealth Literature


Dr. Utell teaches courses in British literature: Victorian (1832-1901), Modernist (1910-1945) and contemporary and postcolonial (1945-present). She also conducts a senior seminar for English majors on James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Her research interests include the representation of private life, intimacy, and love in 20th century British literature. She is the author of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love:  Marriage, Adultery, Desire (Palgrave, 2010), as well as a number of articles on 20th century literature and film; she also blogs on issues in higher education for Inside Higher Ed and the Guardian.

In addition to her research and teaching, she is an Associate Editor for the journal College Literature and leads a series of adult reading groups at the Swarthmore Public Library.