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Dr Ann-Marie Einhaus

Associate Professor

Department: Humanities

Ann-Marie joined the Department of Humanities at Northumbria as Lecturer in January 2012, having previously studied and taught at Durham and at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She works primarily in the fields of First World War studies and early-twentieth-century British literature and culture, with special interests in short fiction, in periodicals and, more recently, in the reviewing and reception of foreign-language literature in inter-war Britain. Ann-Marie has additional research interests in links between the teaching, literature and remembrance of war, and in the interrelation between literature and history/historiography. She works and publishes on a wide range of early-twentieth-century writers and magazines, and on contemporary historical fiction about the First World War. Ann-Marie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the English Association, and teaches across several programmes and modules in the department on modernist literature, war and conflict, and on literature and identity. She welcomes inquiries from prospective postgraduate students wishing to work on any aspect of literature and/of conflict, inter-war magazine culture or modern British short fiction.

Ann-Marie Einhaus

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 018

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My primary research interests are writing about the First World War, the short story, and European literary magazine culture of the war and inter-war period. My first monograph, The Short Story and the First World War (CUP, 2013), explored literary engagement with the war in the medium of short fiction in literary and popular magazines and anthologies from 1914 to the present. Related to these interests, I edited a new Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story (CUP, 2016), and co-edited (jointly with my colleague Katherine Baxter) the Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts for Edinburgh University Press in 2017. At present I'm working on a new book project with the working title 'Reading and Reviewing European Literature in Britain, 1919–1932'. This book explores inter-war engagement with foreign language literature in Britain, how continental European authors and texts were read and reviewed in periodicals and how their reception fits into broader discourses of transcultural literacy and language learning between the wars.

I also have an interest in links between contemporary literary representations of the First World War and the war’s memory. As PI, I was recently awarded a major AHRC Research Grant for a collaborative project titled 'Ephemera and Writing about War in Britain, 1914 to the Present', which will run from September 2021 to February 2024. Working alongside colleagues in History and Creative Writing at Northumbria University (Dr Ann-Marie Foster, May Sumbwanyambe and Dr Tony Williams) and the University of Exeter (Prof. Catriona Pennell), I will explore the use of ephemera (real and fictional) in contemporary writing that seeks to tell the stories of individuals and communities beyond Western mainstream commemoration of the First World War.

This latest project has grown out of a longer-standing interest in the way in which the First World War and its literature are taught in secondary schools and universities across the UK, and I was Co-Investigator on an AHRC-funded exploratory research project - 'The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory' (2013-2014) - with Dr Catriona Pennell at the University of Exeter. Our project was based on a survey of secondary-school teachers in England, exploring aims, methods and topics connected with teaching the First World War in the light of the war's upcoming centenaries and its coverage in the news, film and literature. Please visit the project website for details and a full project report. 

I also acted as an Advisory Board member and event co-organiser for the AHRC-funded Teaching and Learning War research network (2017-2019), which brought together researchers and educators from the UK and different Commonwealth countries with an interest in how the two world wars are taught and commemorated by and for young people. More details are available on the network webpages.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Horizon magazine and the (wartime) short story, 1940–1945, Einhaus, A. 31 Mar 2021, The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880–1950, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • The Continental European Literary Scene, Einhaus, A. 2021, The Cambridge History of First World War Poetry, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Global Travel and In/voluntary Border Crossings: Anne Enright’s “The Hotel” (2017), Einhaus, A. 2020, Borders and Border Crossings in British Short Stories of the Twenty-First Century, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Horizon Magazine and European Culture, 1940–1945, Einhaus, A. 20 Oct 2020, In: Open Library of Humanities
  • Scraps of paper: First World War short fiction and the ephemeral, Einhaus, A. 2 Oct 2020, In: Journal of the Short Story in English
  • Wyndham Lewis, Cicely Hamilton, and Nazi Germany in Time and Tide, Einhaus, A. 5 Feb 2020, In: Journal of Modern Periodical Studies
  • Adam Thorpe and the impossibility of (not) writing about the First World War, Einhaus, A. 2018, In: Critique - Studies in Contemporary Fiction
  • Researching Britain and Europe, then and now, Einhaus, A. 8 Mar 2018, Brexit and Literature, London, Taylor & Francis
  • The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts, Einhaus, A., Baxter, K. 30 Jun 2017
  • Cultural memory, teaching and contemporary writing about the First World War, Einhaus, A. 31 Oct 2016, In: Literature & History

PGR Supervision

  • Ozge Bostanbas Turkish and British literary representations of the Gallipoli Campaign Start Date: 07/10/2014 End Date: 06/11/2019
  • Sharon Robinson The Malevolence of Things: Materialism and the Inanimate in the Supernatural Short Story 1918-1938 Start Date: 01/10/2020


  • English Literature PhD January 11 2011
  • English Literature MA December 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2012

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