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Ann-Marie Einhaus

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature

Department: Humanities

Ann -marie -2Having gained my MA from Freiburg University, Germany, I undertook my doctoral research in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham and taught at both Freiburg and Durham before joining the Department of Humanities at Northumbria as a lecturer in January 2012. I work primarily in the fields of First World War studies and early-twentieth-century British literature and culture.

Campus Address

Office: Lipman 018

0191 227 4652


  • Magister Artium (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
  • PhD (University of Durham)

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) a Companion to the First World War and the Arts for Edinburgh University Press.

I also have an interest in links between contemporary literary representations of the First World War and the war’s memory. I am interested 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" - with Dr Catriona Pennell at the University of Exeter, which ran from February 2013 to May 2014. 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.

Other research interests of mine include Edwardian and Modernist literature, middlebrow writing, popular and formula fiction, memory studies, and generally the interrelation between literature and history/historiography. I work and publish on early-twentieth-century writers at both end of the middlebrow-modernist divide, from P.G. Wodehouse to Wyndham Lewis.

Teaching Interests

I teach on a range of modules offered in the department and currently convene a second-year option module on literature and identity, our second-year modernist core module, and a third-year specialist option on First World War prose writing:

  • History, Myth, Narrative: Prose Writing of World War I. Level 3 undergraduate module (2012–13 onwards).
  • Literature and Identity. Level 2 undergraduate module (2014–15 onwards).
  • Historical Fiction. Level 2 undergraduate module (2014–15 onwards).
  • Modernism and Modernity. Level 2 undergraduate module (2011–12 onwards).
  • Reading Poetry. Level 1 undergraduate module (2011–12; 2014–15).

I also currently supervise a comparative PhD project on Turkish and British literary responses to Gallipoli and the Dardanelles campaign, carried out by my student Özge Bostanbas.

Affiliations and Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member of:

  • International Society for First World War Studies
  • Middlebrow Network
  • Modernist Studies Association (MSA)
  • British Association of Modernist Studies (BAMS)
  • Wyndham Lewis Society

Funding Awards and Prizes

AHRC Care for the Future Exploratory Award for "The First World War in the Classroom: Teaching and the Construction of Cultural Memory", with Dr Catriona Pennell (University of Exeter), 2013-2014

AHRC Doctoral Award, 2007-2010

Friedrich von Hügel Scholarship (University of Durham), 2007-2010



The Short Story and the First World War (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Edited volumes:

The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, in press), with Katherine Baxter.

Journal articles:

‘Cultural Memory, Teaching and Contemporary Writing about the First World War’, Literature & History, 25:2 (2016), 187–204.

‘Learning, Literature and Remembrance in English Classrooms’, The Use of English, 65:3 (2014), 4–24.

‘Minds at War, Minds in War: The Wartime Short Fiction of D.H. Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis’, Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 60:4 (2012), 319–344.

‘Modernism, Truth, and the Canon of First World War Literature’,Modernist Cultures, 6:2 (2011), 296–314.

‘Short-Term Memories: The First World War in British Short Stories, 1914-1939’,Literature & History, 18:1 (2009), 54-67, with Barbara Korte.

Book chapters:

‘War stories: the short story in World Wars I and II’, The Cambridge History of the English Short Story, ed. Dominic Head (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 152–167.

‘Death of the Hero? Heroism in British Fiction of the First World War’, Heroes and Heroism in British Fiction Since 1800, eds. Barbara Korte and Stephanie Lethbridge (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), pp. 85–100.

‘The Short Story in the Early Twentieth Century’, The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story, ed. Ann-Marie Einhaus (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 101–114.

‘Know Your Audience: Middlebrow aesthetic and literary positioning in the fiction of P. G. Wodehouse’, Middlebrow Wodehouse, ed. Ann Rea (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015), pp. 16–33.

‘Lewis and War’, Wyndham Lewis: A Critical Guide, eds. Andrzej Gaşiorek and Nathan Waddell (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015), pp. 49–63.

‘Teaching and Remembrance in English secondary schools’, Remembering the First World War, ed. Bart Ziino (London; New York: Routledge, 2015), pp. 74–89, with Catriona Pennell.

‘First World War Short Fiction’, The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts, eds. Ann-Marie Einhaus and Katherine Baxter (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, in press).

Non-academic publications:

The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (London: Penguin, 2007), ed. with Barbara Korte.

The Prisoner’s Defence and other First World War Stories (London: The British Library), ed. and intro.


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