Dr. Janine Utell, associate professor and chair of English, has been named the new editor of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945, the journal of The Space Between Society devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. The journal currently is based at Monmouth University and will move to Widener University when Professor Utell assumes the role of editor on January 1, 2015. She will oversee moving the journal to an electronic format.
Under Janine Utell’s new leadership in 2015, The Space Between will move to an electronic format. It will remain an annual publication with all articles undergoing double peer review. After ten annual print volumes published by Monmouth University, the first a general topics issue published in 2005 and the tenth a special issue in 2014 on “The Great War: Centenary Perspectives,” print publication ofThe Space Between will end. Moving to electronic publication solves the problem of rising costs of printers and postage and will permit a more fluid distribution of The Space Between. It may also permit more expansive publication of illustrations and, potentially, longer articles or more reviews. As in the past, all content from print volumes 1-10 will be instantly available for free PDF download here. Back issues of print journals are also available.
Janine Utell is admirably suited to edit The Space Between as it transitions from print to electronic publication. An Associate Editor of College Literature, she is a Space Between author and book reviewer, and has also served as an expert reader of manuscripts. She is versatile with electronic media, including social media and web design, and in her capacity as Editor of CEA Forum and as a member of the Editorial Board of The Comics Grid, worked with content management software as these journals transitioned from print to electronic publication. Her research interests include the representation of private life, intimacy, and love in twentieth-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 twentieth-century literature and film; she also blogs on issues in higher education for Inside Higher Ed and the Guardian.