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
Nineteenth-century poetry and poetics
The Victorian novel
Literary and cinematic representations of disability, particularly cognitive/intellectual disability
British and Irish modernism
Apocalyptic and dystopic narratives
"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.