Ann L Ardis

Ann L Ardis

Ann L Ardis

Dean

Professor

British modernism; technologies of culture; periodical press history; gender

Ann Ardis (PhD, University of Virginia, 1988) is a distinguished scholar and academic leader. She is known for her interdisciplinary research on late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature and culture.  That work focused on the formation of the modernist canon, and the voices, particularly women’s voices, that were often left out of the traditional definitions and literary forms of modernism.  More recent work has connected the study of new technologies for literary and cultural production to the recovery of more expansive views of modernist literary and periodical press history.  Her books include New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism (Rutgers, 1990), Modernism and Cultural Conflict: 1880-1922 (Cambridge, 2002; reprinted, 2008), and the co-edited collections Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms (Palgrave, 2008), Women’s Experience of Modernity (Johns Hopkins, 2002), and Virginia Woolf Turning the Centuries (Pace, 2000). She recently completed a term of service as co-editor of Modernism/modernity, the flagship journal of the Modernist Studies Association.

Before taking up leadership of Mason's College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Ardis served at the University of Delaware, first as an associate dean and deputy dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and then as the senior vice provost for graduate and professional education.  She was the founding director of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which supports collaborative multidisciplinary research and teaching.  She brings this emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration, and on public scholarship, to her leadership of the college at Mason.

Selected Publications

Editor, “Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic/Transnational Public Spheres,” Modernism/modernity 19.3 (September 2012). vii + 173 pp.

Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms. Co-edited with Patrick Collier. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xi + 259 pp.

Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922. Cambridge University Press, 2002. Reprinted in paper, 2008. ix + 187 pp.

Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945. Co-edited with Leslie  Lewis. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. vii + 312 pp.

Virginia Woolf: Turning the Centuries. Selected Papers from the Ninth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Co-edited with Bonnie Kime Scott. Pace University Press, 2000. viii + 356 pp.

New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1990. x + 217 pp.

Expanded Publication List

Books / Edited Collections

Editor, “Mediamorphosis: Print Culture and Transatlantic/Transnational Public Spheres,” Modernism/modernity 19.3 (September 2012). vii + 173 pp.

 Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms. Co-edited with Patrick Collier. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. xi + 259 pp.

Modernism and Cultural Conflict, 1880-1922. Cambridge University Press, 2002. Reprinted in paper, 2008. ix + 187 pp.

Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1875-1945. Co-edited with Leslie  Lewis. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. vii + 312 pp.

Virginia Woolf: Turning the Centuries. Selected Papers from the Ninth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Co-edited with Bonnie Kime Scott. Pace University Press, 2000. viii + 356 pp.

New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism. New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 1990. x + 217 pp.

Articles

 “Making Middlebrow Culture, Making Middlebrow Literary Texts Matter: The Crisis, Easter 1912,” Modernist Cultures 6.1 (2011): 18-40.

with Paula Krebs and Rosa Perelmuter. “Summer Schools: Coordinating Programs to Address Underrepresentation among Humanities Doctorates.” Profession (2009): 365-372.

“T. S. Eliot and Something Called ‘Modernism.’” A Companion to T. S. Eliot. Ed. David E. Chinitz.  Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 311-322.

“Modernism and Democracy: A. R. Orage and The New Age (1908-1922).” The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Ed. Andrew Thacker and Peter Brooker. Oxford University Press. 2009. 205-225

“The Dialogics of Modernism(s) in the New Age.” Modernism/Modernity 14.3 (Fall 2007): 407-434.

“Landscape for a New Woman.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. 3.2 (Summer 2007). Au- gust 26, 2007. < http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue32/roundtable.htm>.

with Teresa Mangum and Sally Mitchell. “The New Woman’s Work: Past, Present, and Future.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. 3.2 (Summer 2007). August 26, 2007. < http://www.ncgsjournal.com/issue32/roundtable.htm>.

 “E. M. Forster and Italy.” The Cambridge Companion to E. M. Forster. Ed. David Bradshaw. Cambridge University Press, 2007. 62-76.

“Debating Feminism, Modernism, Socialism: Beatrice Hastings’s Voices in The New Age.” The Gender Complex of Modernism. Ed. Bonnie Kime Scott. University of Illinois Press, 2007. 160-185.

"Political 'Correctness' vs. Attentiveness: Teaching Pat Barker's Blow Your House Down.” Critical Perspectives on Pat Barker. Ed. Sharon Monteith, Margaretta Jolly, Nahem Yousaf, and Ronald Paul. University of South Carolina Press, 2005. 14-23. Invited update of an article first published in College Literature. [1991]

“The Gender of Modernity.” The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Literature. Ed. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls. Cambridge University Press, 2004. 61-83. 

“Oscar Wilde’s Legacies to Clarion and New Age Socialist Aestheticism.” Wilde Writings: Contextual Conditions. Ed. Joseph Bristow. University of Toronto Press, 2003. 275-294.

“New Women and the New Hellenism.” The New Woman in Fiction and Fact. Ed. Chris Willis and Angelique Richardson. Palgrave, 2001. 107-122.

“Delimiting Modernism and the Literary Field: D. H. Lawrence and The Lost Girl.” Outside Modernism: In Pursuit of the English Novel, 1900-30. Ed. Nancy Paxton and Lynne Hapgood. Macmillan/St. Martin’s, 2000. 123-144.

“Netta Syrett's Aestheticization of Everyday Life: Countering the 'Counterdiscourse' of Aestheticism.” New Approaches to British Aestheticism. Ed. Talia Schaffer and Kathy Psomiades. University of Virginia Press, 1999. 233-250.

“Organizing Women: New Woman Writers, New Woman Readers, and Movement Feminism.” Victorian Women Writers and the Woman Question. Ed. Nicola Thompson. Cambridge University Press, 1999. 189-203.

“E. M. Hull, Mass Market Romance and the New Woman Novel in the Early Twentieth Century.” Women's Writing 3.3 (Autumn 1996): 287-296.

“Reading ‘as a Modernist’/De-naturalizing Modernist Reading Protocols: Wyndham Lewis's Tarr.” Rereading Modernism: New Directions in Feminist Criticism. Ed. Lisa Rado. Garland Press, 1994. 373-390.

“Shakespeare and Mrs. Grundy: Modernizing Literary Value in the 1890s.” Transforming Genres: New Approaches to British Fiction in the 1890s. Ed. Meri-Jane Rochelson and Nikki Lee Manos. St. Martins Press, 1994. 1-20. 

 “Ada Nield Chew.” Dictionary of National Biography: British Short Fiction Writers, 1880-1914. Ed. William Thesing. Gale Research Co., 1994. 47-52.

“Toward a Redefinition of Experimental Writing: Netta Syrett's Realism, 1908-1912.” Famous Last Words: Women Against Novelistic Endings. Ed. Alison Booth. University of Virginia Press, 1993. 259-279.

“‘The Journey from Fantasy to Politics': Representations of Socialism in Novels by Florence Dixie and Gertrude Dix.” Rediscovering Forgotten Radicals: British Women Writers 1889-1939. Ed. Angela Ingram and Daphne Patai. University of North Carolina Press, 1993. 43-56.

“Presence of Mind, Presence of Body: Embodying Positionality in the Classroom.” Hypatia 7, 2 (1992): 167-176.

“Political ‘Correctness’ vs. Attentiveness: Teaching Pat Barker's Blow Your House Down.” College Literature 18, 3 (1991): 44-54.

with Dale Bauer. “‘Just The Fax, Ma’am’: Male Sentimentality in the Die Hard Films.” Arizona Quarterly 47, 2 (1991): 117-129.

“‘Retreat with Honour’: Mary Cholmondeley’s Presentation of the New Woman Artist in Red Pottage.” Writing the Woman Artist: Presentations and Self-Presentations. Ed. Suzanne Jones. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991. 333-352.

“Beatrice Webb's Romance with Ethnography.” Women's Studies 18, 2/3 (Fall 1990): 1-15.

“But Is Teaching in a Feminist Classroom Enough?” Critical Exchange 25 (Spring 1988), 50-52.

Reviews

Review of Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker, eds., The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Volume II, Eric. B. White’s Transatlantic Avant-Gardes: Little Magazines and Localist Modernisms, and Loren Glass’s Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde. American Literary History, 27. 4 (Winter 2015).

Review of Matthew Rubery, The Novelty of Newspapers: Victorian Fiction after the Invention of the News. Review of English Studies 62. 253 (2010): 152-154.

Review of Lucy Delap, The Feminist Avant-Garde: Transatlantic Encounters of the Early Twentieth Century. Modernism/Modernity 16.3 (2009): 617-618. 

Review of Robert Scholes, Paradoxy of Modernism. James Joyce Quarterly 44.3 (2007): 607-610.

Review of Martha H. Patterson, Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New

Woman 1895-1915. Modernism/Modernity 14. 1 (Spring 2007): 168-169.

Review of Lisa Surridge, Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction, Nineteenth- Century Literature. 61.3 (December 2006): 381-384.

Review of Morag Shiach, Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930, Modern Philology 103.4 (May 2006): 585-589.

Review of Marysa DeMoor, ed. Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930, Clio: An Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Journal 35, 1 (Fall 2005): 121-125. 

Review of Sean Latham, Am I a Snob? Modernism and the Novel. James Joyce Quarterly, 41. 3  (Spring 2004): 570-576.

Review of Angelique Richardson, Love and Eugenics in the Late Nineteenth Century: Rational Reproduction and the New Woman, Victorian Studies 46.4 (Summer 2004): 706-707.

Review of Maggie Humm, Modernist Women and Visual Cultures: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Photography and Cinema, Novel (2004).

Review of Ann Heilmann, New Woman Fiction: Women Writing First-Wave Feminism and Carolyn Burdett, Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire, Journal of Victorian Culture (2003).

Review of Susan Stanford Friedman, ed., Analyzing Freud: Letters of H.D., Bryher, and Their Circle, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 22, 2 (Fall 2003): 409-411.

“Modernizing the Female Subject,” Review of Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England by Tamar Katz, Novel, 34, 1 (Fall 2000): 134-135.

Review of Bette London’s Writing Double: Women’s Literary Partnerships, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 19. 2 (Fall 2000): 347-348. 

Review of Claudia Nelson and Ann Sumner Holmes’ Maternal Instincts: Visions of Motherhood and Sexuality in Britain, 1875-1925, Victorian Studies, 42.3 (Spring 1999/2000): 499- 501.

Review of Christopher Parker's Gender Roles and Sexuality in Victorian Literature, Nineteenth- Century Contexts, 22 (1999): 139-146.

Review of Nicola Diane Thompson’s Reviewing Sex: Gender and the Reception of Victorian Novels, Victorian Studies, 42, 1 (Autumn 1998/1999): 178-180.

Review of Carolyn Christensen Nelson’s British Women Writers of the 1890s, Victorian Studies, 41, 2 (Winter 1998): 293-295.

Review of Gill Plain's Women's Fiction of the Second World War and Joan Montgomery Pyle's War, Women, and Poetry, 1914-1945, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 17. 2 (Fall 1998): 385-387.

Review of Judy Little’s The Experimental Self: Dialogic Subjectivity in Woolf, Pym, and Brooke-Rose, English Literature in Transition 41.1 (1998): 241-243.

"Modernity's Gender: Rita Felski's The Gender of Modernity," Novel, 30, No. 2 (Winter 1997): 271-273.

Review of Rita Kranidis's Subversive Discourse: The Cultural Production of Late Victorian Novels, Victorian Studies 40.1 (Fall 1996): 149-150.

"Modernism's Secret Past: Engendering Fictions: The English Novel in the Early Twentieth Century, by Lyn Pykett," Novel 29, No. 3 (Spring 1996): 391-392.

Review of Laura Doyle's Bordering on the Body, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar's No Man's Land: Letters from the Front, and Michael North's The Dialect of Modernism, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 14, No. 3 (Fall 1995): 363-369. [Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol. 145, ed. Jeff Hunter (Gale Group, 2001).]

 

Review of Eileen Sypher's Wisps of Violence, Victorian Studies (Summer 1995): 81-83.

Review of Lyn Pykett's The 'Improper' Feminine and Suzanne Clark's Sentimental Modernism,Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 13, No.1 (Spring 1994), 186-189.

Review of Claire Buck's H.D. and Freud: Bisexuality and a Feminine Discourse, Marianne DeKoven's Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism, Susan Stanford Friedman's Penelope's Web: Gender, Modernity, H.D.'s Fiction, and Donna Krolik Hollenberg's H.D.: The Poetics of Childbirth and Creativity, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 12, No.1 (Spring 1993), 122-128.

“H.D.’s Other Discourse.” Review of Susan Stanford Freidman’s Penelope’s Web: Gender, Modernity, and H.D.’s Fiction. Novel 26.3 (Spring 1993): 328-329.