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University of Nebraska–Lincoln, BA (2012)

Pennsylvania State University, MA (2014)

Pennsylvania State University, PhD (2018)


Areas of Specialty

Literary Modernism

American Literature

Theories of Space and Place


Comics Studies


Jace Gatzemeyer is a lecturer and is currently completing his Ph.D. in English. He studies late nineteenth- and early twentieth-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 worked as a research assistant on the Hemingway Letters Project at Penn State and currently serves as a conference liaison to the Hemingway Society. He has organized panels and presented papers on a diverse range of texts and authors at conferences of the American Literature Association and the Modernist Studies Association. He has been published in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, The Hemingway Review, Midwestern Miscellany, and other academic journals.


  • Hemingway Society Founders' Fellowship
  • Center for American Literary Studies Dissertation Fellowship
  • Center for American Literary Studies Summer Graduate Fellowship
  • Dolinger Graduate Fellowship in the World War II Era



“How to Waste (Regional) Material: F. Scott Fitzgerald and Regionalism Disavowed.” Midwestern Miscellany 45 (Fall 2017)

“‘Dear Mr. Hemingway’: Modernism, the Market, and the Fan Mail Reception of A Farewell to Arms.” The Hemingway Review 37.1 (Fall 2017)

“‘Scott Fitzgerald as I knew him’: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Secondary Memoir.” The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 13 (2015)

Book Reviews

Review of Teaching Hemingway and War, ed. Alex Vernon (2015). The Hemingway Review 37.1 (Fall 2017)

Review of The Geopoetics of Modernism (2015). Literary Geographies 1.2 (2015)


“Reading Tender is the Night as a Serial Text” (Co-authored Symposium). The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, 12 (2014)

“Conroy's Fragments on Chicago” (Online-only essay). Making Modernism, exhibit of archival documents from the Newberry Library (2017)