Beth Blum

Beth Blum

Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
beth blum

Education: B.A., Concordia University, Montreal QC (2005)
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (2014)

Interests: Modernism; contemporary literature; the history of self-help; sociology; the history of advice; charisma

Selected Works: The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature (Columbia University Press, forthcoming January 2020).
“The Self-Help Hermeneutic: Its Global History and Literary Future,” PMLA 133.5 (October 2018).
“Modernism’s Anti-Advice,” Modernism/modernity 24.1 (January 2017).
“James Joyce’s Strategic Populism” Modern Language Quarterly 74.1 (March 2013).


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