Joanna Scutts is a postdoctoral lecturer in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University, where she received her Ph.D. in May 2010. Her book project Memorial Modernisms: Remembering the Dead in British Literature and Culture explores the connections between commemoration and modernist literature in the aftermath of the First World War, and her wider research interests include modernism, cultural memory, war literature and urban history. For the past four years she has taught Literature Humanities, Columbia University's freshman "great books" course. Scutts previously taught University Writing at Columbia and worked as a consultant in the university's Writing Center. She is also an editor of the online literary review Open Letters Monthly , and her book reviews have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post .