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Dr. Jennifer Sorensen -- Outstanding Author
Meet Dr. Sorensen
Jennifer Sorensen is an Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She earned her B.A. summa cum laude in English from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Michigan.
Her first book, Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture, published in January 2017 in the Ashgate Studies in Publishing History Series by Routledge. Modernist Experiments argues that Virginia Woolf, Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, Jean Toomer, and Djuna Barnes understood acts of reading as inherently material, mediated encounters. Drawing on recent textual theory, media theory, and archival materials, she demonstrates that these modernists radically redefined literary genres and refashioned the material forms through which their literary experiments reached the public. Her work shows how modern genres developed in dialogue with modern cultures of print. The central dynamic animating her work is how genres—both textual and paratextual genres—are mixed and juxtaposed to create new aesthetics and new material forms. She has published articles in Studies in the Novel, Narrative, Intervalla, and the Henry James Review.