John Rickard--Selected Publications and Presentations
I have been teaching in the English Department at Bucknell University since 1990. My primary research and teaching interests are modern Irish and English literature--especially James Joyce and W. B. Yeats--and science and literature. I am also interested in issues of ethnicity, nationalism, postcolonialism, and the construction of identity as they relate to modern Irish (and, by extension, North American) culture.
Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989
M.A., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1982
B.A., English, Bucknell University, 1975
“A Portrait of the Animal as a Young Artist: Animality, the Body, and Cognition in Joyce’s Early Prose.” Humanities 6.3. Special Issue: Joyce, Animals and the Nonhuman. August 2017.
“Irish Studies.” Revised entry for second edition of A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Ed. Michael Payne and Jessica Rae Barbera. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 350-353.
“The Irish Patient: The Female Body, Nation, and Language in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” The Patient (Aperçus: Histories Texts Cultures). Ed. Harold Schweizer and Kimberly Myers. Bucknell University Press, 2010. 97-110.
“Eating Like a White Man: Nibbling at the Edges of Heart of Darkness.” L'epoque Conradienne 33 (2007): 49-57.
“Rebuilding Babel: Science, Fiction, and a New Divinity.” Art and the Religious Impulse. Ed. Eric Michael Mazur. Bucknell Review 46, no. 1 (2002): 91-103.
“'A quaking sod': Hybridity, Identity, and Wandering Irishness.” James Joyce and the Fabrication of an Irish Identity. Special issue of European Joyce Studies. Ed. Michael Patrick Gillespie. Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2001. 83-110.
Joyce's Book of Memory: The Mnemotechnic of “Ulysses.” Duke University Press, 1999.
“Stephen Dedalus Among School Children: The Schoolroom and the Riddle of Authority in Ulysses.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 30, no. 2 (Fall 1997): 17-36.
“Studying a New Science: Yeats, Irishness, and the East” in Representing Ireland: Gender, Class, Nationality. Ed. Susan Shaw Sailer. University Press of Florida, 1997. 94-112.
“Chiromancy in Ulysses.” James Joyce Quarterly 33, no. 3 (Spring 1996): 446-447.
“The Irish Undergrounds of Heaney and Joyce,” in Joyce in the Hibernian Metropolis: Essays. Ed. Morris Beja and David Norris. Ohio State University Press, 1996. 250-259.
“Irish Studies.” 2000-word entry for Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory. Ed. Michael Payne and Meenakshi Ponnuswami. Blackwell, 1996.
“Introduction.” Irishness and (Post)Modernism. Ed. John S. Rickard. Bucknell University Press, 1994. Bucknell Review 38, no. 1 (1994): 13-22.
Co-edited Psychoanalysis and Storytelling, by Peter Brooks. “Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory” series. Blackwell, 1994. Introduction and interview in collaboration with Prof. Harold Schweizer.
“Tradition and Intertextual Memory in James Joyce's Ulysses” in Philosophical Imagination and Cultural Memory: Appropriating Historical Traditions. Ed. Patricia Cook. Duke University Press, 1993. 195-211.
Review of The Joycean Labyrinth: Repetition, Time, and Tradition in “Ulysses,” by Udaya Kumar (Clarendon, 1991). James Joyce Quarterly 30, no. 2 (Winter 1992): 324-329.
“Stephen Dedalus and 'Les Chercheuses de Poux.'” James Joyce Quarterly 28, no. 3 (Spring 1991): 685-687.
“Philotheology in Mecklenburg Street.” James Joyce Quarterly 23, no. 1 (Fall 1985): 80-82.
“Isis on Sandymount.” James Joyce Quarterly 20, no. 3 (Spring 1983): 356-358.
“Instinct as Cognition in James Joyce’s Early Prose.” Cognitive Futures in the Humanities 2016, University of Helsinki, June 2016.
“Reconsidering Joyce and Samuel Butler.” XXIII International James Joyce Symposium, University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, June 2012.
“The Liberation of the Human Animal in Joyce’s Early Fiction.” XXII North American James Joyce Conference, Pasadena, California, June 2011.
“Joycean Instincts: Competing Forces in Joyce’s Fiction.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2010.
“The Irish Patient: Body, Nation, and Language in the Poetry of Eavan Boland and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” The Patient: A Symposium, Bucknell University, October 2006.
Roundtable on “What We Have Learned in ‘The Space Between,’” Mobility/Stasis/Modernity in the Space Between, 1914-1945: 8th Annual “The Space Between, Literature and Culture, 1914-1945” Conference, Bucknell University, June 2006.
“Outdancing Thought: Stasis and Modernism in W. B. Yeats’s The Wild Swans at Coole.” Mobility/Stasis/Modernity in the Space Between, 1914-1945: 8th Annual “The Space Between, Literature and Culture, 1914-1945” Conference, Bucknell University, June 2006.
“The Wild Swans at Coole.” 46th Annual W. B. Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 2005.
“Ulysses in Cyberspace: The Joyce of Electronic Scholarship.” Presentation for “Promoting Textual Studies for Tenure and Beyond” panel sponsored by the Society for Textual Scholarship, South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting, Baltimore, November 2002.
“Annotating Dublin in a Hypermedia Ulysses.” Electronic Annotated Editions panel, Mediterranean Joyce: XVIIIth Annual International James Joyce Symposium, Trieste, Italy, June 2002.
“Machine Dreams: Evolutionary Fictions and Realities” and “Darwin and Joyce: An Evolutionary Reading of Ulysses.” Two invited presentations at the Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden, October 2001.
“'A quaking sod': Hybridity, Identity, and Wandering Irishness.” NEH Chair in the Humanities Inaugural Lecture, Bucknell University, November 2000.
“An Evolutionary Reading of Ulysses.” James Joyce Annual Summer School, University College Dublin, Ireland, July 2000.
“Annotating the 'Lestrygonians' Episode.” Joyce and Annotation workshop, James Joyce Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland, August 1999.
“Rebuilding Babel: Science, Fiction and a New Divinity.” Religious Studies Forum, Bucknell, March 1998.
“The Evolution of Memory in Ulysses.” Historical/Hysterical Joyce, Toronto, June 1997, and also at James Joyce Foundation panel at Modern Language Association national meeting, Washington, D. C., December 1996.
“From the Center to the Sea: Joycean Peripheries.” Colloquium on “Writing on the Margins: Center and Periphery in Irish Literature” at National American Conference for Irish Studies Meeting, Albany, N.Y., April 1997.
“Darwin and Narrative.” Globus Seminar Series, Baruch College, City University of New York, March, 1996.
“Evolution and Narrative Teleology in Ulysses.” Southern Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies, Chapel Hill, NC, February, 1996.
“Ireland as Ancient Space: Yeats's Genuflections to the East.” American Conference for Irish Studies National Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June, 1995.
“Representing the Holocaust in the Literature Classroom.” Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April 1995.
“Stephen Dedalus Among School Children: The Schoolroom and Authority in Ulysses.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association meeting, Baltimore, November 1994.
“Textual Memory and Creative Evolution in Ulysses.” Participation in and presentation to 1994 International Workshop, “Joyce's Multiple Memories,” James Joyce Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland, July 31-August 6, 1994.
“Fighting the Filthy Modern Tide: Yeats, Irishness, and Science.” Southern Regional Meeting, American Conference for Irish Studies, Morgantown, WV, March 1994.
“The Irish Undergrounds of Heaney and Joyce.” XIIIth Annual International James Joyce Symposium, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, June 1992.
“Place and Memory in Joyce.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, N.Y., April 1992.
“A 'Pleasant and Vicious Region': Joyce, Nostalgia, and Modernism.” West Virginia University Colloquium on “The Context of Modernism,” September 1991.
“Diarmuid and Grainne Revisited: Forbidden Love in Modern Ireland.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Tampa, November 1990.
“James Joyce and the Art of Memory.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, November 1989.
“'Art thou real, my ideal?'; or, the Metamorphoses of Leopold.” Modern Language Association, New Orleans, December 1988.
“The Upanishads and Yeats's Poetic Agenda.” Philological Association of the Carolinas, Wake Forest Univ., March 1985.
“Stephen's Fox Riddle and Joyce's 'Mnemotechnic' in Ulysses.” Provincetown Joyce Symposium, Massachusetts, June 1983.
“Memory and Magic in 'Circe.'” Conference on 20th-Century Literature, Univ. of Louisville, Kentucky, February 1982.
HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
General editor, Bucknell University Press Contemporary Irish Writers Series.
Instructor, “The Beast in the Mirror: Fictions of Degeneration.” Summer course, Advanced Studies in England program, Bath, England, June 1 – July 7, 2007.
Invited lecturer and seminar leader (“Yeats and the Art of Memory”), 46th Annual W. B. Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, August 2005.
National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in the Humanities, Bucknell, July 1999 – June 2002. Inaugural lecture, November 15, 2000: “'A quaking sod': Hybridity, Identity, and Wandering Irishness.”
Invited Lecturer, James Joyce Annual Summer School, University College Dublin, Ireland, July 2000.
Judge, American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Book Prizes, Literary Criticism Committee, 1996.
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bucknell University, 1993.
Teaching Fellowship for excellence in teaching, UNC at Chapel Hill, 1986.
James R. Gaskin Award for excellence in teaching, UNC at Chapel Hill, 1985.
COURSES OFFERED AT BUCKNELL
English 090: The Culture of Modernity
English 090: Modern Transformations
English 090: Machine Dreams: Science Fiction and Modern Culture
English 090: Evolutionary Fictions
English 101: Introduction to Fiction
English 109: Public Speaking for the 21st Century
English 150 (HUMN 150): Art, Nature, and Knowledge
English 199: Survey of British and American Literature
English 210: Modern Irish Literature
English 210: Women and Writing in Ireland
English 225: Modern Irish Poetry
English 226: Irish Literature
English 230 (Crosslisted as UNIV 230 and HUMN 250): Modernism and Crisis
English 280: Modern British Literature
English 286: Survey of the Novel
English 286: The Modern Novel
English 287: Modern Irish Drama
English 288: Contemporary British Fiction
English 290: Proseminar in English
English 299: Survey of English and American Literature
English 300: Introduction to Graduate Studies
English 326: Seminar - James Joyce
English 326: Seminar - William Butler Yeats
English 381: Seminar - Modern Irish Literature
English 397: Seminar - Irish Revolutionary Literature
English 397: Seminar - Irish Women Writers