Contemporary literature. Film and media studies. Global studies. Environmental Studies. Social/political theory.
Professor Irr teaches courses on literature (mainly US), film and culture since 1900. Her current book projects investigate the 21st-century political novel and new developments in eco-fiction.
Duke University, Ph.D.
Duke University, M.A.
Swarthmore College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Fulbright Lectureship in Czech Republic (2003)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship (1999)
Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholarship (1994 - 1995)
Canadian Embassy Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship (1993)
|ENG||8a||Twenty-First-Century American Literature|
|ENG||11b||Fiction: A Basic Course|
|ENG||17a||Alternative and Underground Journalism|
|ENG||30b||New American Cinema of the 1960s and 70s|
|ENG||50b||American Independent Film|
|ENG||60a||Documentary Prose and Film|
|ENG||60b||The Films of Disney|
|ENG||177b||The Rock and Roll Novel|
|ENG||187a||American Fiction since 1945|
|ENG||187b||American Writers and World Affairs|
|ENG||200a||Approaches to Literary and Cultural Studies|
|ENG||217a||Writing Twentieth-Century Revolutions|
|ENG||237b||The Worlds of Twentieth-Century American Fiction|