The Myth of Manliness in Irish National Culture, 1880-1922 (Illinois UP).
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The seminar will discuss the introduction (“The Double Bind of Irish Manhood”) and Chapter 1 (“The Manliness of Parnell”); both are available as .pdf files from Professor John Waters (john[dot]waters[at]nyu[dot]edu).
Professor Valente is the author of James Joyce and the Problem of Justice: Negotiating Sexual and Colonial Difference (Cambridge UP, 1995), Dracula’s Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood (Illinois, 2002); he has edited the groundbreaking collection Quare Joyce (Michigan, 1998) as well as Disciplinarity at the Fin-de-Siecle (with Amanda Anderson, Princeton UP 2002), as well as journal issues on Joyce and Homosexuality (James Joyce Quarterly Spring 1994), Joyce and the Law (James Joyce Quarterly Spring 2002), and Urban Ireland (Eire-Ireland, Winter Spring 2010). He has also authored more than 40 articles in Romanticism, 19th century studies, Modernism, Irish Studies, and Literary and Cultural Theory.
The seminar will be of interest to students to students and faculty working in post-colonial studies, nationalism, and gender and sexuality studies, as well as those interested in Modernism, Irish literature, and literary theory.