Jennifer Janechek

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Visiting Assistant Professor
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364 EPB
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Jennifer Janechek teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, media studies, and disability studies. She received her PhD in English from the University of Iowa and her MA in English from the University of South Florida. Her dissertation, “‘A Machine to Hear for Them’: Telephony, Modernism, and the Mother Tongue,” which is currently under revision for publication in book form, examines the participation of telephonic technologies in Britain’s imperial project of linguistic purification, considering in turn how this joint narrative influenced the “phonotexts” of British writers such as Joseph Conrad, George Bernard Shaw, Sophie Treadwell, T. S. Eliot, and Virginia Woolf. Her second book project explores the fascination of Victorian and modernist writers with tropes of linguistic impairment. Her work can be found or is forthcoming in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Dickens Studies Annual, The Victorian, Literature/Film Quarterly, Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures & Contexts, and The Mailer Review.