Bridget Chalk

Bridget Chalk

Associate Professor

Department : English

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Phone : 718-862-7119

Office : MGL 422


PHD, Brandeis University
MA, Brandeis University
BA, Villanova University


Twentieth- and twenty-first century British literature and culture; modernism; colonial and post-colonial studies; history and theory of the novel; nationalism and cosmopolitanism; literary and critical theory; women and gender studies. I am in the beginning stages of another book project on modernism, domesticity, and semi-public spaces.

Publications & Professional Activities


Modernism and Mobility: The Passport System and Cosmopolitan Experience. Palgrave MacMillan, 2014.

"'Safe as Houses': Jean Rhys and the Semi-Public Sphere." Under review.

"Kay Boyle." A Critical Biographical Essay. American Writers Supplement XXIV. Ed. Jay Parini. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson-Gale, 2013: 263-277.

“'Sensible of Being Etrangers’: Plots and Identity Papers in Banjo.” Twentieth-Century Literature 55.3 (Fall 2009): 357-377.

“‘I Am Not England’: Narrative and National Identity in Aaron’s Rod and Sea and Sardinia.” JML: The Journal of Modern Literature 31.4 (Summer 2008): 54-70.

Review of David Ellis’s Death and the Author: How D.H. Lawrence Died, and was Remembered. Journal of British Studies 48.4 (October 2009): 1041-1042.

Work in Progress:

Modernism, Domesticity, and the Semi-Public Sphere. Book Project.

Courses Taught/Teaching

ENGL 110      College Writing
ENGL 150      Roots: Literature
ENGL 211      Written Communication
ENGL 265      Contemporary World Fiction
ENGL 306      Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 310      British Literature II: The Romantics through the 20th Century

ENGL 347      Literature and War

ENGL 348      Postcolonial Literature

ENGL 364      The Modern English Novel