Ann Ardis has published extensively on British and American magazines and British literature and culture at the turn of the twentieth century. Her books and co-edited collections include: Modernism and Cultural Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2002; rptd 2008); New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism (Rutgers University Press, 1990), Transatlantic Print Culture: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms, 1880-1945 (co-edited with Patrick Collier) [Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Women’s Experience of Modernity, 1874-1945 (co-edited with Leslie Lewis) [Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002], and Virginia Woolf Turning the Centuries (co-edited with Bonnie Kime Scott) [Pace University Press, 2000]. Recent articles include "Making Middlebrow Culture, Making Middlebrow Literary Texts Matter: The Crisis, Easter 1912," Modernist Cultures (Spring 2011) and "Modernism and Democracy: The New Age Under A. R. Orage, 1907-1922," The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, Vol. 1 (2009).
In addition to serving as Deputy Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Ardis is one of three co-editors of Modernism/modernity and serves on the advisory boards of the Modernist Journals Project and Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.
Dr. Ardis' research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A graduate of the University of Kansas, she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature at the University of Virginia.
Director of University Museums at the University of Delaware since 2003, Janis Tomlinson oversees art collections and galleries as well as the mineralogical collection and museum, and serves as curator of the Old College Gallery. In her previous position as Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Programs at the National Academy of Sciences, Tomlinson developed exhibitions on a contemporary painting and on science and art, including The Beauty of Phenomena: Art in the Communication of Science (National Academy of Sciences, October 2002 – May 2003, also shown at New York Hall of Science) and The Art of Neuroscience: Image and Understanding, 1512—2000.
Her publications include articles, exhibition reviews and books on topics in Spanish painting including Francisco Goya y Lucientes 11746-1828 (Phaidon), El Greco to Goya: Painting in Spain 1561-1828 (Abrams), and Goya in the Twilight of Enlightenment (Yale University Press). In 2002, she was the U.S. curator for the exhibition, Goya: Images of Women (Museo del Prado, 2001; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2002); she subsequently contributed essays to exhibitions of Goya’s work at MUNAL (Mexico City) and the Museo del Prado (Madrid). Her writings have been translated into Spanish, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. She has lectured on her research at museums and universities throughout the U.S., and in Canada, Europe, Mexico and South America.
Dr. Tomlinson has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and of the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. A graduate of McGill University, she earned her MA and Ph.D. in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
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