Jill Wharton

Jill Portrait

Email: jwharton@nd.edu

Areas of Interest

Jill’s dissertation “Dislocated Modernities,” concerns the role of class in Irish and American plantation literature during the 20 th century, considering fiction and discursive prose by Elizabeth Bowen, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Molly Keane, and William Trevor. She is interested in the critical contours of ‘coterie’ fiction, the mythologies of agrarianism, and narrative peripheries more generally. She has been an active participant in the International Network for Comparative Humanities since 2013.

University of Vermont, MA; Fairmont State University, BA

Recent Scholarly Activity

“When Only Style was Left: “Female Inheritance and Sensual Design in the Big House” (Panelist: American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame. April, 2016)

ISLA Graduate Research Award recipient (National Library of Ireland: Winter, 2016)

Synapsis: European School for Comparative Studies (Princeton, Notre Dame, Universita' Di Siena), Fellow in Sept. 2014

Series co-editor, with Julien Zanetta, for: "New Comparative Critical Studies" (Peter Lang: 2016)

"Flourishing in the Void: Máighréad Medbh's "Savage Solitude: Reflections of a Reluctant Loner" Web Review for: Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies, 17 July 2014

Panelist: “Ulysses’ Once and Future Arts” at International James Joyce Symposium, University of Utrecht, June 2014

Panelist: American Conference for Irish Studies, University College, Dublin, June 2014