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Maren Linett

Maren Linett

Director // Critical Disability Studies // SIS

Professor // English

Professor // Jewish Studies // SIS

Professor // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies // SIS

Research focus:
Modernist literature and culture; disability studies

Curriculum vitae

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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 transatlantic modernist fiction and disability studies. Her first book, Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishness, was published in 2007 by Cambridge University Press and reissued in paperback in 2011. Her second 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. Her most recent  book, Literary Bioethics: Animality, Disability, and the Human was published by NYU Press in 2020 as part of its series Crip: New Directions in Disability Studies.  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 transatlantic modernism, modernist women writers, gender and literature, narrative medicine, and disability studies.