Areas of Interest:
Irish literature; Modernism; Postcolonial literatures and theory; Critical theory; and the Anthropocene
MA James Madison University
MS Rowan University
BA Rowan University
BA West Virginia University
Julian's research interests focus on the intersection of time and place in postcolonial utopianism. Specifically, he is interested in alternative forms of being-with that survive the homogenizing effects of modernity and colonization and how these appear in Irish and Indian literature. His project looks to alternative modernities as a source of utopian hope in the Anthropocene.
Selected Scholarly Activity:
“WB Yeats and the Deconstructive Utopian Impulse.” ACIS-West: “Ireland and Her Exiled Children.” Missoula, MT. October 20-22, 2016. Conference Presentation.
“’Easter, 1916’ and Other Radical Uses of Time.” ACIS-New England: “1916: Revolution(s) and all that Followed.” Cape Cod, MA. November 4-5, 2016. Conference Presentation.
“Settler Utopias, Postcolonial Utopianism, and Critical Ecotopianism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” EGSA-Georgetown University: “Posthuman Materialism: Knowledge, Economy, Ecology.” Washington, DC. April 8, 2017. Conference Presentation.