Vicki Mahaffey

Clayton and Thelma Kirkpatrick Professor

Research Interests

Gender/Sexuality Studies, Irish Studies, Modern British, Theory & Criticism, Women's Literature


Ph.D., Princeton University; M.A., Princeton University; B.A., University of Texas at Austin

Courses Taught

Modernist literature; Irish literature; fairy tales and gender formation; Beckett; Eliot; Homer; Joyce; Wilde; Woolf; Yeats; literary authority and the Holocaust

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Gender and Women's Studies

Recent Publications

Mahaffey, V. (2017). Darkening Freedom: Yeats, Joyce, Beckett. In V. Sherry (Ed.), The Cambridge History of Modernism (pp. 646-662). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mahaffey, V. (2015). “Ricorso”: The Flaming Door of IV. In K. J. Devlin, & C. Smedley (Eds.), Joyce's Allmaziful Plurabilities: Polyvocal Explorations of Finnegans Wake (pp. 290-306). (The Florida James Joyce Series). Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Mahaffey, V. (2014). Yeats and Bowen: Posthumous Poetics. In M. Howes, & J. Valente (Eds.), Yeats and Afterwords: Christ, Culture, and Crisis (pp. 254-282). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

Mahaffey, V. (2013). Bloom and the Ba: Voyeurism and Elision in "Nausicaa". European Joyce Studies, 22, 113-118.

Mahaffey, V. (2013). Streams Beyond Consciousness: Stylistic Immediacy in the Modernist Novel. In J-M. Rabaté (Ed.), A Handbook of Modernism Studies (pp. 35-54). Wiley-Blackwell.

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