Growing interest in the archive as an object of study for queer criticism justifies closer attention to the concept of provenance. For archivists, provenance imparts a fundamental measure of integrity to archival collections by certifying their origin and proper order. Record origin and order, however, rely on authorial identity to establish…[Read more]
By reading each of the novels of Kate O’Brien’s oeuvre as ‘a travel story’, just as we read Balzac’s Père Goriot, it becomes necessary to read them as ‘a spatial practice’, a narrative that locates itself in and responds to a specific space. The specific geography of Kate O’Brien’s Parisian novels of development, Without My Cloak (1931), The…[Read more]
I’m honored to have been nominated for a position on the executive committee of the LLC Irish forum this year and I want here to give you some information about me and my work. I’m an associate professor in the English Department at Georgetown University, where I’m an active member of our recently formed Irish Studies Initi…[Read more]
Lecture/class notes on Samuel Beckett’s Murphy. I’m sharing my teaching notes (rough) for works that may be helpful to others and are widely taught.
This article argues for an overlapping notion of indigeneity in Alex La Guma’s In the Fog of the Seasons’ End and Aidan Higgins’ Langrishe, Go Down articulated using critical Aboriginal Studies while exploring the materialist emergence of identity. The key tension, then, is not between both authors’ progressive politics nor the real differences b…[Read more]
My intention is to reorient Stephen Hero’s position in Joyce’s oeuvre, viewing it not simply as a precursor to A Portrait but instead as a first attempt at the kind of expansive narrative Joyce would undertake in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. What I wish to narrate is not primarily the story of Stephen Hero’s failure, but instead the story of how J…[Read more]
Joyce Studies Annual has issued its annual call for papers. Please note that the deadline is February 15, 2015 for the 2015 volume.
JSA welcomes manuscripts of up to 50 pages on any aspect of James Joyce studies:
Fordham University Press uses Chicago Manual of Style format. Please send elec…[Read more]