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Karen Leick

Senior Lecturer



Building & Room:

2004 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2240

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Karen Leick


Karen Leick's primary research interests are literary modernism and media studies. She has published a study of Gertrude Stein's popular reception, Gertrude Stein and the Making of an American Celebrity (Routledge 2009), co-edited an essay collection about the FBI files of modernist writers and artists, Modernism on File: Writers, Artists and the FBI, 1920-1950 (Palgrave Macmillan 2008), and written many articles about the reception of modernism. Parents, Media and Panic Through the Years: Kids Those Days (Palgrave Macmillan 2019) is her most recent book. Currently, she is working on a Digital Humanities project about American Poetry Anthologies from 1910-1950. She teaches literature, professional writing, and first-year writing courses.

Selected Publications