Maren Linett

Maren Linett

Director // SIS // Critical Disability Studies

Professor // SIS // Jewish Studies

Director of Critical Disability Studies // SIS

Professor // English

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Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1999



British Literature

Research Areas:
Modern British and Irish literature; Transatlantic modernism; Jewish studies; disability studies


Maren Linett specializes in modernist fiction with emphases on disability studies and Jewish studies. Her first book, Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness, was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press and reissued in paperback in 2011. Her more recent book, Bodies of Modernism: Physical Disability in Transatlantic Modernist Literature, was published in 2017 as part of the Corporealities series of the University of Michigan Press. Linett has edited Virginia Woolf: An MFS Reader (Johns Hopkins UP, 2009) and The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers (Cambridge UP, 2010). She has published articles on Elizabeth Bowen, Rebecca West, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, James Joyce, and other modernist writers. Linett teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on modern British literature, modernist women writers, disability studies, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Virginia Woolf. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Literary Bioethics: Animality, Disability, and the Human in Modern Literature. 

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