Tammy Clewell

Tammy Clewell

Department of English
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Tammy Clewell teaches courses in twentieth-century British and Irish literature, critical theory, and contemporary prose and graphic memoir.  She is the author of Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and editor of Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).  Her articles that have appeared in such journals as PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, and the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

  • Mourning, Modernism, Postmodernism. Palgrave MacMillan, November 2009.
Edited Collections
  • Modernism and Nostalgia: Bodies, Locations, Aesthetics, Palgrave MacMillan, July 2013.
  • “Beyond Graphic Memoir: Visualizing Third-Generation German Cultural Identity in Nora Krug’s Belonging,” American Imago 77.3 (2020): 459-496.
  • “Fashioning Identities through Consumption: Clothes, Class, and Gender in the First World War Fictionalized Epistolary Column,” Journal of Modern Periodical Studies 10.1-2 (2020): 1-26.
  • "Beyond Psychoanalysis: Resistance and Reparative Reading in Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother?," PMLA, 132.1 (2017): 51-70.
  • "The Making of a New Virginia Woolf Icon" (Review-essay). College Literature 32.3 (2005): 172-181.
  • “Cavell and the Endless Mourning of Skepticism.” Angelaki: A Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 9.3 (2005): 75-88.
  • “Mourning Beyond Melancholia: Freud’s Psychoanalysis of Loss.” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 52.1 (2004): 43-67.
  • “Consolation Refused: Virginia Woolf, The Great War, and Modernist Mourning.” Virginia Woolf . Modern Fiction Studies 50.1 (2004): 197-223.
  • “From Destructive to Constructive Haunting in Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” Ghostworks. Ed. Jodey Castricano. Spec. issue of West Coast Line: Writing Images Criticism 36.1 (2002): 130-142.
  • “The Shades of Modern Mourning in Three Colours Trilogy.” Literature/Film Quarterly 28.3 (2000): 203-209.
Research Areas
  • Modernism
  • Critical Theory
  • Cognitive Science
  • The Brain versus the Mind


Florida State University, 2000


Twentieth-century British Literature, Modernism, Postmodernism, Contemporary Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, Comparative Science, Neuroscience, 20th Century British Literature, Language or Literature, Literary Theory, Science Literature


Modernist Studies Association, Modern Language Association