MemberMaya Higashi Wakana

I am interested in a microsociological, socio-psychological approach to the close reading of British and American literature. My basic claim is that some types of fiction reflect life’s constructed, that is, fictional quality. I am presently focusing on the phenomena of intimacies, taking up works by Jane Austen, Henry James, Edith Wharton, George Eliot, and Nathaniel Hawthorne to see how these authors depicted their protagonists as they generated, maintained and dissolved their intimacies with others.

MemberLisa L. Tyler

…Modern Language Association
International Hemingway Society
Jane Austen Society of North America
Virginia Woolf Society
Edith Wharton Society…
…Companion to Ernest Hemingway.  Greenwood, 2001.

Essays Published in Refereed Journals

(Accepted and in press) “Sins of the Father: Mental Illness, Heredity, and the Short Fiction of Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway.” Edith Wharton Review, forthcoming.

“Modernist Jane:  Austen’s Reception by Writers of the Twenties and Thirties.”  Persuasions, vol. 39, 2017, pp. 88-99.
“How the Weather Was”:  Anthropogenic …

Lisa Tyler teaches literature, composition, and business communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She serves on the board of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the Hemingway Society. She is also on the editorial advisory board of the Hemingway Review. She is the author or editor of four books and has published more than 40 essays in academic journals and edited collections. She received Sinclair’s Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2017. Her research interests include intertextualities between Ernest Hemingway’s fiction and novels by women writers (including Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton), literary allusion and modernist writing more generally, Hemingway and the Anthropocene, and contemporary American dramatist Marsha Norman.

MemberJana Tigchelaar

…: Gifts, Community, and Regionalism in the Christmas Stories of Sarah Orne Jewett and Mary Wilkins Freeman.” Legacy: A Journal of American Woman Writers 32.1 (December 2014): 236-57. “Empathy or Expectation of Return: Relationships, Gifts, and Economy in Edith Wharton’s Summer.” Edith Wharton Review 28.1 (Spring 2012): 13-20.Book Chapters“The Modernist Aesthetic and the Immigrant: Anzia Yezierska’s Communities of Countrymen.” Community Boundaries and Border Crossings: Critical Essays on Ethnic Women …

Assistant Professor of English at Marshall University, teaching early and nineteenth-century American literature, women writers, and regional literature.

MemberTravis M. Foster

…014): 462-483.

“Grotesque Sympathy: Lydia Maria Child, White Reform, and the Embodiment of Urban Space.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 56.1 (2010): 1-32.

“Ascendant Obtuseness and Aesthetic Perception in The House of Mirth.” The Edith Wharton Review 23.1 (2007): 1-8. (2007 Edith Wharton Essay Prize Winner.)

“Matthiessen’s Public Privates: Homosexual Expression and the Aesthetics of Sexual Inversion.” American Literature 78.3 (2006): 235-62.


Book Chapters

MemberJennie Ann Kassanoff

… forthcoming from The Henry James Review; “Pregnant Chad: Gender, Race, and the Ballot,” American Literature 87 (Sept. 2015): 575-602“Gilt Stricken:  The Interdependencies of the Gilded Age,” American Literary History 25 (Fall 2013): 660-671.Edith Wharton and the Politics of Race. Cambridge University Press, 2004….

Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature

MemberYair Solan

…Modernism/modernity 25.1 (2018): 161-184.

“Housebreakers and Peeping Toms: Voyeurism in John Cheever’s Early Suburban Stories.” Journal of the Short Story in English 66 (2016): 303-321.

“‘Striking Stereopticon Views’: Edith Wharton’s ‘Bunner Sisters’ and Nineteenth-Century Magic Lantern Entertainment.” Studies in American Naturalism 7.2 (2012): 135-150.
Winner, Robert H. Elias Essay Prize.

“Modernism, Media, and the Virtual.&#…

I recently received a Ph.D. in English with doctoral certificates in American Studies and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and currently teach at Queens College, CUNY. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, and the interrelations of literary and technological culture. My articles have been published in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At present, I am working on a book project that examines U.S. writers’ critical engagement with the screen from pre-cinematic media to early motion pictures.