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Siân White  

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Office: Keezell 223
Phone: 540-568-6110
Email: white2se@jmu.edu
Office Hours:

Courses: Fall 2015
Eng 236: Survey of English Literature II (18th Century to Modern) (with Julie Sorge Way)
Eng 340: Modern British and Irish Literature

Other Courses Taught:
ENG 302: Special Topics in Literature and Language: Irish Modernism
ENG 302: Special Topics in Literature and Language: “The Modernist Tragedy: Narrative           Theory, Aristotelian Unities & The Novel of One day”
ENG 331: Studies in Poetry
ENG 410: Advanced Studies in Author: Virginia Woolf
ENG 612: Topics in Theory and Cultural Studies – Narrative Theory
ENG 645: Studies in 20th- and 21st-c British Literature: “Autonomous Selfhood, Under           Threat: Alienation in British and Irish Modernism”
HON 200: Honors Seminar in London – The Bloomsbury Group

Modern British and Irish Literature, Modernism, Irish Studies, Gender Studies,
          Narrative Theory

Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame (2009)
          Dissertation: “Intimate Modernities: British and Irish Literature, 1922-1955”
M.A., English, Loyola Marymount University (2002)
B.A., cum laude and Honors, English, minor in Spanish, UCLA (1998)

Additional Seminars and Programs:
Project Narrative Summer Institute, The Ohio State University (Summer 2010)
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University (Summer 2007)
Summer Seminars, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies (2003-2006)
Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain (1996-1997)        

“An Aesthetics of Unintimacy: Narrative Complexity in Elizabeth Bowen’s Style.” JNT:
Journal of Narrative Theory 45.1 (2015), accepted and forthcoming.

“‘O, despise not my youth!’: Senses, Sympathy, and an Intimate Aesthetics in
.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 51.4 (Winter 2009): 503-536.

“Warming the Other Side: Trevor, Cixous, and Facing a New Direction.” New Voices 5.
          Ed. Ruth Connolly (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005). 224-231.

Edited Journal Issues
Co-editor and author of “Introduction” (with Pamela Thurschwell), Special Issue, “Elizabeth           Bowen and Textual Modernity,” Textual Practice 27.1 (January 2013): 1-192.

Reviews and Catalogue Entries
Modernism, Ireland and Civil War by Nicholas Allen. Irish Studies Review, 19.1
          (2011): 126-8.

“Elizabeth Bowen.” The Cracked Lookingglass: Essays in Honor of the Leonard L. Milberg           Collection of Irish Prose Writers. Princeton University Friends of the Library, February           2011.

Global Ireland, edited by Ondřej Pilný and Clare Wallace. Irish Studies Review 16.2
          (2008): 223-226.

Beckett, Literature, and the Ethics of Alterity
by Shane Weller. Irish Studies Review
          15.3 (2007): 398-399.

Selected Grants and Fellowships:
Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award, James Madison University (2013-2014)
Faculty Summer Research Grant, College of Arts & Letters, JMU (2010)
Summer Scholarship Grant, English Department, JMU (2010)
Teaching Grant for Course Development, General Education Program, JMU (2010)
International Development Grant, Office of International Programs, JMU (2010)
London Honors Program Stipend, JMU (May 2010)
Dissertation Year Fellowship, English Department, University of Notre Dame (2008-2009)
Zahm Research Travel Grant, University of Notre Dame (2008-2009)
Adjunct Teaching Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (Spring 2008)
Cornell School of Criticism and Theory Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (2007)
Summer Funding Fellowship, English Dept, University of Notre Dame (2005, -06, -07, -08)
Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts Summer Stipend, to write NEH Research
          Materials Grant, University of Notre Dame (Summer 2004)
Sweetman Fund, Irish Language Study at Oideas Gael, Donegal, Ireland (June 2004)
Teaching Fellowship, Loyola Marymount University ( 2001-2002)
RAINS Research Fellowship, Loyola Marymount University (2000-2001)

Selected Conference Presentations:
“Blocking Bodies: Dramatic Staging in James Joyce’s Ulysses,” International James Joyce           Conference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, 2013 June 11-15.

“The Modernist Tragedy: Aristotelian Unities and Ulysses,” 18th Irregular Miami J’yce
          Birthday Conference: Joyce and England, University of Miami, Miami, FL, 2013
          January 31-February 2.

“‘[T]he eyes that reached her heart’: Visual Intimacy in ‘Nausicaa’,” XXII International
          James Joyce Symposium, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010 June.

“Expanding Points of View, Collapsing Spaces: Mrs. Dalloway and Juxtaposing
          Gender,” Gender, Place and Space: An Interdisciplinary Conference, University
          of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2010 March.

“Intimate Aesthetics in Elizabeth Bowen’s Irish Novels,” Keynote Address,
          Reading Elizabeth Bowen, Symposium at the Centre for Modernist Studies,
          University of Sussex, Sussex, England, 2009 May.

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