Janine Utell

Janine Utell is Associate Professor and Chair of English at Widener University in Chester, PA, USA, where she teaches composition and 19th and 20th century British literature; she also plays an active role in general education and assessment, as well as advocating for greater visibility for the humanities. Her research focuses on the representation of intimate life in narrative; she is currently writing a book examining the relationships among intimacy and narrative in dual biography. Her first book, James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2010. Higher ed interests include writing pedagogy, general education, assessment, and the role of women in leadership and professional development.

Janine received her Ph.D. in English from the City University of New York in 2003; while working on her doctorate she also taught at LaGuardia Community College, Hofstra University, and Yeshiva University. She has spent most of her adult life moving up and down the Northeast Corridor and is proud to say she has lived in every US city that has ever been named the nation's capital, however temporarily (NY, DC, and now Philadelphia); she's been lucky enough to work for extended periods in Ireland and Germany as well. She is also a foodie and a crazy cat lady. Get in touch by email or Twitter: janine.utell@gmail.com / @janineutell

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September 23, 2015
The books and writers who sustain.
August 30, 2015
This is not what academe is about.
May 7, 2015
Not getting it done, and then getting it done.  
February 25, 2015
... in a good way.
January 14, 2015
Transforming institutions.  
June 8, 2014
Too many deadlines. Too many issues.
April 10, 2014
Spending time and energy.
December 8, 2013
Value v. Meaning
September 10, 2013
Making time for growth.
August 4, 2013
Motivation to write.


August 18, 2014
Getting the right feedback.
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