MemberAndrew Berish


Musicology Now: Kate Smith and Our Minstrel Past (online essay)


Arcade: Irony and Sincerity in a Time of Crisis: Sentimental Piety in The Robe (online essay)


” ‘The Baritone with Muscles in his Throat’: Vaughn Monroe and Masculine Sentimentality during the Second World War,” Modernism/modernity Print Plus 3/2 (July 2018)


“Space and Place in Jazz,” in The Routledge Companion to Jazz Studies, eds. Nicholas Gebhardt, Nichole Rustin-Paschal, and Tony Whyton, 153-162. New York: Ro…

Andrew Berish is an Associate Professor who holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California, Los Angeles and B.A. in History from Columbia University. Dr. Berish’s current research focuses on the relationship between musical expression and the social experience of space and place. His current book, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s (University of Chicago Press, 2012), examines the ways swing-era jazz represented the geographic and demographic transformations of American life during the Great Depression and Second World War. He has published articles on 1930s “sweet” jazz and guitarist Django Reinhardt in The Journal of the Society for American Music and Jazz Perspectives. A recent essay on Duke Ellington in the 1930s appears in the Cambridge Companion to Duke Ellington , edited by Ed Green (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is currently at work on a study of Tin Pan Alley song during the Depression and Second World War as well as a second project on jazz hating. His research interests include topics in jazz and American popular music, theories of space and place, and ideologies of race. He teaches courses on American culture of the 1930s and ’40s, jazz and civil rights, the analysis of popular music, and the role of place and mobility in American historical experience.

MemberKristin J. Jacobson

Kristin J. Jacobson is a professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey. She completed her Ph.D. at Penn State, her M.A. at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and her B.A. at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Her book Neodomestic American Fiction (2010, Ohio State University Press) examines contemporary domestic novels. Her next book-length project identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative. The project defines and then examine the genre’s significant tropes from an ecofeminist perspective.

MemberMelissa J. Ganz

…n Sage Heinzelman.  Law, Culture and the Humanities 8:1 (February 2012): 173-76.  

Review of Testimony and Advocacy in Victorian Law, Literature, and  Theology  by Jan-Melissa Schramm.  Victorian Studies 44:4 (Summer 2002): 728-30.

Review of Criminal Conversations:  Sentimentality and Nineteenth-Century Legal Stories of Adultery by Laura Korobkin.  American Journal of Legal History 45:4 (October 2001): 517-18.

“Common Sinners and Moral Monsters:  The Killer in American Culture.”  Review of   Murder Most Foul:  The Killer and the…

Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; Law and Literature; Literature and Ethics; Gender Studies; Transatlantic Studies; History of the Novel