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Profile: John Whittier-Ferguson

Title: Professor
Ph.D., Princeton  1990

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

European and American modernisms; writing and war in the twentieth century; pedagogy.

Secondary Interests



Mortality and Form in Late Modernist Literature (Cambridge: Cambrige University Press, 2014); Framing Pieces: Designs of the Gloss in Joyce, Woolf, and Pound. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996; James Joyce: Poems and Shorter Writings, (editor, with A. Walton Litz and Richard Ellmann). London: Faber & Faber, 1991; Recent articles: 
“Repetition, Remembering, Repetition: Virginia Woolf’s Late Fiction and the Return of War.”  Modern Fiction Studies.  57:2 (Summer 2011).  “The Modernist Epic.”  In The Cambridge Companion to the Epic.  Under contract with Cambridge University Press, 2010.  “Always a War Poet”:  Randall Jarrell and the Returns of Twentieth-Century War.  War, Literature, and the Arts, 21 (2009).  “Classics Revisited: A.J. Liebling's World War II Writings.”  Michigan War Studies Review.  Summer 2009. .  "The Liberation of Gertrude Stein: War and Writing" (Modernism Modernity, 8.3 (Fall, 2001); "Stein in Time: History, Manuscripts, Memory" Modernism/Modernity 6.1 (1999); "; reviews in American Literature and James Joyce Quarterly
  • Mortality and Form in Late Modernist Literature

Additional Info

Syllabus-in-Progress for English 340, Spring Term 2013, "Reading by the Book"

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