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Jace Gatzemeyer

Jace Gatzemeyer

English Graduate Assistant

203 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019: Not teaching


  1. BA - University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2012)
  2. MA - The Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  3. PhD - The Pennsylvania State University (2018 - expected)

Professional Bio


Jace Gatzemeyer is a PhD student specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American fiction, especially in terms of literary modernism and its historical, sociological, and philosophical contexts. His research interests lie at the confluence of literature and geography, in modern fictions and theories of "space and place," including critical paradigms like transnationalism, globalism/localism, human geography, and ecocriticism as well as American literary movements like "local color" writing and regionalism. His primary research project involves reinterpreting American modernism through the lens of these place-based theories with regard for the largely overlooked localist and regionalist undercurrents within the modernist imaginary.

Jace has served as a research assistant on the Hemingway Letters Project. He has organized panels and presented papers on a diverse range of texts and authors at conferences of the American Literature Association, the Modernist Studies Association, and others. He has been published in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, The Hemingway Review, Midwestern Miscellany, and other academic journals.

Areas of Specialization

American Literature After 1900
Late 19th- and early 20th-century American realist and regionalist fiction
The American modernist novel
Modernist Studies
American modernism
The American modernist novel
The New Modernist Studies
Theory and Cultural Studies
Literary geography, geocriticism, "new geography"
Theories of nation/nationalism, transnationalism, and cosmopolitanism
Theories of space and place, localism, regionalism