Miscellany from the Material World of Books
“For if words are not THINGS, they are LIVING POWERS, by which the things of most importance to mankind are actuated, combined, and humanized.”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection
Podcast: Yeats and Irish Revival
Gregory Castle is professor of British and Irish literature at Arizona State University. He has published Modernism and the Celtic Revival (Cambridge University Press 2001), Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman (University Press Florida 2006), and A Guide to Literary Theory (Blackwell 2007). He also edited Postcolonial Discourses (2000) and the Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, vol. 1 (Wiley-Blackwell 2011). A second edition of the Guide, with the new title, The Literary Theory Handbook (Wiley-Blackwell), will be published in 2013. He has published numerous essays on Irish authors, including W. B. Yeats, J. M. Synge Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. Current projects include an edited History of the Modernist Novel (for Cambridge University Press) and a monograph, Modernism and the Temporalities of Irish Revival, 1878-1939.