(B.A., Liberal Arts and English Literature, Concordia University, Montreal QC; M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., English, SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D. English Literature, University of Pennsylvania).
Beth Blum is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in modern and contemporary literature. She is currently at work on her book project, “Proverbial Modernism: Difficult Literature and the Self-Help Hermeneutic,” which unearths the dynamic joint history of modernism and self-improvement culture, from the late nineenth century to the present day. A portion of her monograph's third chapter, “Ulysses as Self-Help Manual? James Joyce’s Strategic Populism” appeared in Modern Language Quarterly (March 2013).
Beth has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada. She is currently teaching a course on "Modernism's Global Legacies," and will be teaching "Modern Irish Literature" in the Spring.
last updated 2014/09/18