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Václav Paris

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Václav Paris

Assistant Professor

NAC 6/356
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I am currently finishing an article titled "Ezra Pound and Disability" as well as working on a book about epic and evolution in the modernist period. This book includes chapters on Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans, Jaroslav Hašek's The Good Soldier Švejk, T.E. Lawrence's The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and James Joyce's Ulysses. I'm also interested in queer theory, comic literature and film, and theories of humor. When I'm not teaching or doing research I enjoy hiking, climbing, and writing short stories.


Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania, 2014.
M.Phil. Cambridge University, 2008.
B.A. University College London, 2006.


Articles and Book Chapter

"The Queer Dialectic of Whitman's Nation: 'Let' in "Respondez," Arizona Quarterly 69.3 (Autumn 2013): 1-22.

"Picturing the Wake: Arcimboldo, Joyce and his 'Monster,'" James Joyce Quarterly. 49.2.(Winter 2012): 235-260.

"Uncreative Influence: Louis Aragon's Paysan de Paris and Walter Benjamin's Passagen-Werk," Journal of Modern Literature. 37.1 (Fall 2013): 21-39.

"Gertrude Stein's Translations of Philippe Pétain's Speeches," Jacket 2 (May 6, 2013).

"The New York Parallax: Ulysses, Pay Day, and Censorship" in Paparunas, Penny, Martin Heusser and Frances Ilmberger, eds. Parallaxing Joyce. Narr Francke Attempto Verlag. Forthcoming 2014.


"Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Marjorie Perloff's Unoriginal Genius, and Charles Bernstein's Attack of the Difficult Poems," Journal of Modern Literature. 35.3. (2012): 183-199.

"On The Consolation of Poetry: On Two Recent Books by René Char," Jacket 2 (March 26, 2012).

"On Being George Oppen: A Review of Peter Nicholls, George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism," Journal of Modern Literature, 34.1 (Fall 2010): 182-184.

"On Surrealism and the Art of Crime: Considered as One of the Fine Starts," Journal of Modern Literature 33.4 (Summer 2010): 190-197.

"The Fourth Annual UCD James Joyce Research Colloquium: 14–16 April 2011," Dublin James Joyce Journal, 4 (2011): 127-30.

"A Backward Glance at the XXII International James Joyce Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic, 13-18 June 2010," James Joyce Quarterly, 47.1 (Fall 2009): 18-20.

Paris, Václav, et al. "Prahafest: Impressions of the 22nd International James Joyce Symposium, Prague: 13-18 June 2010," James Joyce Broadsheet, no. 87 (October 2010): 1.


Neubauer, Zdeněk, Consolatio Philosophiae Hodierna. Prague: Library of Václav Havel, 2010.

Kratochvíl, Zdeněk, The Philosophy of Nature. Prague: Charles University, 2006.

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