Emily Bloom

Associate Director

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Lecturer, Department of English and Comparative Literature

Columbia University

Emily Bloom is Associate Director of the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities and a Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. She earned her B.A. from Washington University in St Louis (2003), M.A. Boston College (2006); and Ph.D. Texas (2012). Bloom specializes in Anglophone late modernism spanning the 1930s through the 1960s with a focus on the interrelations between media institutions and transnational literary networks. She is the author of The Wireless Past: Anglo-Irish Writers and the BBC, 1931-1968 (Oxford University Press, 2016), winner of the Modernist Studies Association's First Book Prize. This book chronicles the emergence of the British Broadcasting Corporation as a significant promotional platform and aesthetic influence for Irish modernism.