Dr. Paul Marchbanks
English Major Advisor
E-mail: Paul Marchbanks
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
B.S. Centre College, 1993
Teaching and Research Interests
Biblical principles and motifs in literary and visual art
Literary and cinematic representations of extraordinary (“disabled”) minds
Apocalyptic and dystopic narratives
British and Irish modernism
Victorian poetry and fiction
"The Ineluctable Modality of the Visibly Disabled in James Joyce's Ulysses," Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 12.1 (2018). 53-69.
"Scary Truths: Morality and the Differently Abled Mind in Lars von Trier's The Kingdom." Transnational Horror Cinema: Bodies of Excess and the Global Grotesque. Eds. Raphael Raphael and Sophia Siddique Harvey. Palgrave Macmillan, March 2017. 157-74.
“A Space, A Place: Visions of a Disabled Community in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and The Last Man.” Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature. Ed. Ruth Anolik. McFarland, July 2010. 21-34.
“A Costly Morality: Dependency Care and Mental Difference in the Novels of the Brontë Sisters,” Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies. 4.1 (2010), 55-72.
“Hierarchies of Mind: An Abiding Critique of ‘Intellectist’ Ideology and Discourse in Robert Browning’s Poetry,” Victorians Institute Journal, 34 (2006), 93-126.
“From Caricature to Character: The Intellectually Disabled in Dickens’s Novels,” Dickens Quarterly, Part One, 23.1 (March 2006), 3-13.
“From Caricature to Character: The Intellectually Disabled in Dickens’s Novels,” Dickens Quarterly, Part Two, 23.2 (June 2006), 67-84.
“From Caricature to Character: The Intellectually Disabled in Dickens’s Novels,” Dickens Quarterly, Part Three, 23.3 (September 2006), 169-180.
“Lessons in Lunacy: Mental Illness in Liam O’Flaherty’s Famine,” New Hibernia Review, 10.2 (Summer, 2006), 92-105.
“Jane Air: The Heroine as Caged Bird in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca,” La Revue LISA, Vol. 4, no. 4 (2006), 119-30.
“Susan Mitchell,” “Julia Crottie,” “Elizabeth Brennan,” “Frances Brown.” Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, ed. Alexander G. Gonzalez. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.