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Garrity, Jane Associate Professor



research overview

  • My book in progress probes how the Bloomsbury Group, the most prominent English artistic and intellectual cohort of the past two hundred years, navigated Britain’s complex association with empire through their engagement with fashionable clothing and objects.The broader context of Fashioning Bloomsbury intersects with a very contemporary concern: in an age where we are inundated with things that are disposable and have lost our connection with the physical realm, how do we retain our sense that objects have an inherent value? This project draws from recent work the New Materialism in order to show how the Bloomsbury Group navigated England’s complex association with empire through its engagement with matter, thus departing from critics who associate the group with the disembodied abstract realm of human thought.


  • twentieth-century British literature, modernism and empire, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, neo-materialism


selected publications


courses taught

  • ENGL 3300 - Literary London
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Study the works of a major author, school or period of English literary history in London. Subject rotates each year, with possible topics ranging from medieval to contemporary literature. Course incorporates local sites, landmarks, museums, performances and scholars. Application through the Office of International Education required. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 3930 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides academically supervised opportunity for upper-division students to work in public or private organizations on projects related to students' career goals and to relate classroom theory to practice. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and faculty supervision.
  • ENGL 4820 - Honors Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Prepares prospective honors students to write honors theses. Focuses on sharpening the skills needed to write a successful thesis, including research techniques and the ability to evaluate and respond to secondary materials. Required for Honors in English Literature.
  • ENGL 5059 - British Literature and Culture After 1800
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces graduate level study of Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern writing. Emphasizes a wide range of genres, forms, historical background and secondary criticism. Cultivates research skills necessary for advanced graduate study. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • ENGL 5549 - Studies in Special Topics 2
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Studies special topics that focus on a theme, genre, or theoretical issue not limited to a specific period or national tradition. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)