Elizabeth Inglesby is an associate professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Montevallo.
She specializes in 20th century British, Irish and American literature with particular emphasis on the modernist period and its literary relationship to materialism and consumer culture. She completed her dissertation, titled “Refurnishing Fiction: Animism in Bowen, Joyce, and Woolf,” at the University of Georgia in 2006. She is writing two articles on the work of Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer Elizabeth Bowen, examining her treatment of middlebrow culture in stories of British suburbia in the 1930s and tracing her influence on the war poetry of Derek Mahon. Inglesby’s article, titled “’Expressive Objects’: Elizabeth Bowen’s Narrative Materializes,” appeared in Modern Fiction Studies, vol. 53, no. 2, in the summer of 2007, and “Ferrules of Engagement: the Speech of Unheard Things in Ulysses” was published in Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. 56, no. 3, in the fall of 2014.
Inglesby’s teaching and research interests also include Aestheticism and literature of the World Wars and the Atomic Era.