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Department of English

New Editor in 2015

Kristin Bluemel, Editor of The Space Between, and the Board of The Space Between Society, are delighted to announce that Dr. Janine Utell, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, will assume the role of editor of this journal starting on January 1, 2015.

Moving to an Electronic Format in 2015

Under Janine Utell’s new leadership in 2015, The Space Between will move to an electronic format. It will remain an annual publication with all articles undergoing double peer review. After ten annual print volumes published by Monmouth University, the first a general topics issue published in 2005 and the tenth a special issue in 2014 on “The Great War: Centenary Perspectives,” print publication of The Space Between will end. Moving to electronic publication solves the problem of rising costs of printers and postage and will permit a more fluid distribution of The Space Between. It may also permit more expansive publication of illustrations and, potentially, longer articles or more reviews. As in the past, all content from print volumes 1-10 will be instantly available for free PDF download at Back issues of print journals are also available.

Janine Utell is admirably suited to edit The Space Between as it transitions from print to electronic publication. An Associate Editor of College Literature, she is a Space Between author and book reviewer, and has also served as an expert reader of manuscripts. She is versatile with electronic media, including social media and web design, and in her capacity as Editor of CEA Forum and as a member of the Editorial Board of The Comics Grid, worked with content management software as these journals transitioned from print to electronic publication. Her research interests include the representation of private life, intimacy, and love in twentieth-century British literature. She is the author of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire (Palgrave, 2010), as well as a number of articles on twentieth-century literature and film; she also blogs on issues in higher education for Inside Higher Ed and the Guardian.

Contact Information

Please join us in welcoming Janine Utell as future Editor of The Space Between. Feel free to contact her at with any questions about the future of the journal, including questions about acquisitions for the 2016 volume. Dr. JJ Butts, Assistant Professor of English at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, will continue to serve as Book Review Editor of The Space Between. His email address is All correspondence regarding distribution of the 2013 issue, production of the 2014 issue, and acquisitions for the 2015 general topics issue should be directed to the current editor, Kristin Bluemel, at Details on 2015 distribution of the electronic version of The Space Between will be announced later this year.

By Kristin Bluemel
24 January 2014